A group of Chicago-based artists put on a puppet show and got a standing ovation last week. In Iran. The 10 American puppeteers were invited to the Tehran Mobarak Puppet Festival. It was the first performance by American artists at the festival event in nearly 17 years.
What happens when Peace Corps volunteers fall in love, either with each other or with citizens of the country hosting them? Nina Porzucki, a Peace Corps alum, reports from the frontlines of love in the developing world.
The Dutch have the oldest and largest Obama fan club in Europe, according to an analyst there. The reason? He stands for diversity and cooperation with Europe —and the Dutch get his problems with the Tea Party.
ISIS and its Sunni allies have made major territorial gains in western Iraq, seizing almost all of Anbar, the country's largest province. Now they're turning their attention to Baghdad, where Secretary of State John Kerry arrived today to help boost the morale of the Iraqi government.
It's no surprise that Twitter is changing the way we communicate with each other — but it's also changing the way we communicate with our government. Meet Arturo Sarukhan, a former ambassador from Mexico and a pioneer in the world of digital diplomacy.
Poland's leaders are becoming more and more nervous about what Russia's moves in Crimea might mean for their country. They fear Russia has ambitions to rebuild the power it had before the dismantling of the Soviet Union.
Russia's standoff with Ukraine over Crimea seems to have stabilized for the moment. But tensions remain high, and not just in Ukraine. Many in Eastern Europe see parallels between the current situation and the days leading up to World War II.
As world leaders discuss future steps against climate change, some nations say they simply don't have time to wait. Many, like the Marshall Islands, are Pacific island nations whose citizens are already fleeing rising waters and disappearing homes.