Full story - January 22, 2019
an underwater shot of a seal looking at golf balls
While snorkeling in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary near the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Alex Weber and her friend Jack Johnston had repeatedly come across large numbers of golf balls on the ocean floor.
Full story - January 17, 2019
A huge banner of Bashar al-Assad.
Syrian refugees will never go back home if their towns can’t offer the basic services they enjoyed before the war. A lack of basic civil services leaves a perfect vacuum for extremist groups like ISIS to exploit by taking control of essentially ungoverned territory.
Full story - January 17, 2019
Vicente Zambada Niebla takes the witness box, at the trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, right, in this courtroom sketch
The trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera's is a telenovela-style explainer on why a wall is unlikely to stop the lucrative US-Mexico drug trade.
Full story - January 16, 2019
several hundred members of parliament in a room
The decades-long relationship between the UK and the US, based on common values and similar views on global issues, has been weakened by President Donald Trump and will deteriorate further without a post-Brexit plan.
Full story - January 11, 2019
Orban points his finger with red and white flags behind him.
In the last nine years, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has created a repressive and increasingly authoritarian state, operating under a pretense of democracy. In recent weeks the political situation has become volatile.
Full story - January 08, 2019
A young, light-skinned woman wearing a blue uniform sits next to two white men and smiles at family members in a court room.
Cyntoia Brown will be released from prison in August — a surprising and welcome development in the case of a teenager who was convicted of killing a man when she was just 16 and forced into sex work.
Full story - January 08, 2019
President Nicolas Maduro attends a ceremony in a suit and sash
All credible polling in Venezuela says that most Venezuelans desperately want Maduro out. But that does not necessarily mean they are open to desperate measures.
Full story - January 07, 2019
a man without shoes, sits on a big pile of papers while he examines voting materials
As the world waits amid growing international pressure for the national electoral commission to make official the results, it’s already possible to see that significant change has come to DRC.
Full story - January 07, 2019
a little girl and her doll peek through a rusted wall
2018 saw positive steps towards resolving some of the world’s most difficult border conflicts, between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan and Ethiopia and Eritrea. What lessons can be drawn from these examples?
Full story - January 04, 2019
Fiery rocket launch.
China became the third country to land a probe on the Moon on Jan. 2. What does this mean for the future of space exploration and relations between the US and China?