The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has little capacity to enforce its decisions, or even keep member states such as Thailand and Cambodia from fighting. But it aspires to be the linchpin of Asia's security architecture, and the U.S. is...
Debt is necessary to an economy and it's also ancient. For thousand of years, civilizations need to keep their financial system afloat. But once debt passes a certain threshold, it sets off a crisis.
Scientist Darioush Rezai-Nejad, 35, was shot and killed and his wife wounded by assailants in Tehran on Saturday. Official media said the promising graduate student may have been killed because his name is similar to a scientist who works on Iran...
Director Kevin Macdonald teamed up with Ridley and Tony Scott last year on the innovative film project, Life in a Day. With the help of YouTube, they collected 80,000 short film submissions from people all over the world and made a 90-minute...
As the U.S. wades deeper into the debt-ceiling mire, Greece has just received its second bailout from the European Union. Felix Salmon of Reuters isn't so sure this one will be any more successful than the first. What really worries him is...
Thousands of refugees continue to flee drought, famine and conflict in Somalia, seeking shelter and food in neighboring Kenya. But Kenya too is suffering from drought in the arid and semi-arid north of the country.
The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to tighten the standard for how much ozone is safe to breathe, but the level of ozone scientists say is safe doesn't sit well with industry. The agency decision is sitting at the White House,...
Kira Roessler and Mike Watt first emerged as the bassists of two massively influential punk bands, Black Flag and The Minutemen. But on and off for three decades, they've joined forces as a bass-only duo called Dos.
As temperatures in the eastern and central United States reached triple-digits, public health workers mobilized to help the elderly and others affected by the heat. "More people die from the heat in this country than all the other natural...
This week we'll discuss the First Lady's answer for people with limited access to fresh and health food. Restaurant calorie counts are also on the menu some restaurants are better than others at estimating how much energy is in their...