News reports from Qatar say ISIS, which has control over oil fields in Iraq and Syria, will run a $250 million dollar surplus next year. So how is that possible with oil prices falling through the cellar?
Henry Kissinger grapples with the underpinnings of global conflict in his new book "World Order." He spoke with PRI's The World host Marco Werman today about a range of issues, including the war on ISIS. But when we asked about his role in the 1973 coup in Chile, he refused to answer.
With a tentative ceasefire in effect in Ukraine, NATO leaders are taking action to deter further Russian aggression. Their steps includes setting up a multinational, rapid reaction force that could be sent to places like Ukraine within hours — though some wonder if it will be strong enough to hold back Russia.
The Russian government fired back at economic sanctions by banning food imports from the Western countries who imposed the penalties. But some Russians worry less about the return of bread lines and more about dry liquor cabinets.
Outside of Russia, the narrative around Malaysia Airlines flight 17 has become fairly accepted — with Russia taking much of the blame. Inside Russia, however, the media is selling the Kremlin's line and saying Western countries are the ones hiding the facts.
This weekend, French President François Hollande confirmed that he is separating from his partner Valérie Trierweiler. The French seemed to shrug at the news of Hollande's affair with actress Julie Gayet, seeing love and politics as separate. But France's neighbors and its former colonies don't necessarily agree.
North Korea has only one ally: China. And the reaction there to the reported execution of Jang Song Thaek has been muted. A foreign ministry spokesman said it was an internal matter. But there may be more concern below the surface.
John F. Kennedy was an early and deep supporter of Israel. His support dates back to 1958, when he encouraged people to send trees to reforest Jerusalem. The move endeared him to Israelis and a memorial to him still stands in the forest he helped build.
Many around the world have mocked the inability of US government officials to cooperate and end the government shutdown. Those who aren't laughing include people from around the world whose visits to US national parks have been ruined.
People across the globe are watching to see if there's ultimately a resolution to this US government shutdown. And what they're saying — and hearing — isn't great. Many folks around the globe say the shutdown looks crazy. It looks silly. It looks like lawmakers are arguing about something that doesn't entirely matter.
Google India made an ad to show how the search engine could help people reconnect with old friends. Now the campaign has touched an emotional chord across Pakistan and India, by reawakening memories of the painful partition of India in 1947.