Guatemalan dictator José Efraín Ríos Montt, convicted of committing acts of genocide earlier this month, will not be headed to prison. For the time being he'll return to house arrest, after the country's highest court ordered a restart to his trial.
Sophisticated lessons in spycraft, explosives,and arms, detailed by a rare inside look at Hezbollah during a recent terror trial in Cyprus, are forcing the European Union to consider designating the Lebanese-based group as a terrorist organization.
Syria's government has come forward to deny accusations that it has used chemical weapons, saying the United States lacks credibility. However, everyone from David Cameron to Barack Obama to Chuck Hagel and Jay Carney are stepping carefully around any response to the big question: "What are you going to do about it?"
The father's heavily publicized trip to the United States in search of "justice and the truth" has been postponed abruptly, and the mother has apparently left her home — on the same day reports surfaced that she was placed on a terrorism watch list, too.
Around the same time that the White House announced that it believe the Assad regime had crossed the "red line" President Obama set months ago, some troubling videos of alleged victims of a chemical attack made their way around the web.
Getting all three of these countries on the same side, as U.N. diplomats have learned of late, is like herding cats. Enter Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who's questioning whether the Japanese occupation of those nations was an "invasion" — you know, per se.
American jihadist Omar Hammami just tweeted that he'd been shot in the neck in an attempted assassination. Take the update with a grain of salt, but it may very well move Hammami into the lead for "tweet sent under the most duress."
In a stunning admission, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, as well as the White House and Secretary of State John Kerry, announced today that the U.S. intelligence services have evidence that chemical weapons have been used in the Syrian civil war
A potential rapist in Dubai learned the hard way why you shouldn't mess with the U.S. Navy after an attack on an off-duty sailor went horribly wrong... for him.
During his annual Q&A media session on Thursday, Vladimir Putin spoke at length about Russia's connection to the Boston Marathon bombing, complaining that the Western media has a double standard when it comes to discussing terrorism in other countries.
There's a lot we still don't know about what happened in Boston. But new details that surfaced on Wednesday night reveal some key details that stand to change the timeline of the final 24 hours of the manhunt dramatically.
Everybody knew that the collapse of a crowded garment factory in Bangladesh was a tragedy, but based on the latest death toll, it appears we underestimated the historic proportions of this event.
He can make all the outrageous claims about wind energy that he wants to on Twitter. In the pages of newspapers in Scotland, however, there are limits. On Tuesday, authorities there decided he exceeded them, and ordered he remove anti-wind ads he'd paid for. The problem, as always with Trump, was hyperbole.
The first reported case of a human infection outside mainland China arrived Wednesday, and that's got the world's top scientists pretty worried about this H7N9 strain — even if it's not being transmitted from person to person.
Another garment factory disaster has killed dozens in Bangladesh, but this tragedy might have been avoided if employers had not ignored warning signs that the building was in trouble.
China's wildly fluctuating (and increasing) urban air pollution is prompting some residents of Beijing to seek homes elsewhere. A look at recent air pollution data, though, suggests that most of the country's cities suffer similar problems.
Following a six-month campaign that revived the country's conservative movement — and inspired hundreds of colorful and often revealing counter-protests — France became the 14th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage on Tuesday.
Last month at a meeting in Israel, President Obama defined his "game changer" on American involvement in the Syrian civil war as Bashar al-Assad using chemical weapons against his people. Today in Israel, a major Israeli military intelligence official said that Assad had done just that. With British and French officials appearing to believe the same, is the game about to change?
Another Monday, another terror plot: Who woulda thunk this Monday would yield a thwarted attack in Canada to bomb a Niagra Falls railway passage from Toronto to New York, links to Al Qaeda and all?
Indian police forces are under attack once again after news of another horrific rape crime against a victim who was just five years old.
The New York Times on Europe's pollution permits, Scientific American on the rise of car ownership, NBC News on how Earth Day's founder constructs a building, Politico on fracking in California, and The New Yorker on China's response to earthquakes.
A cooling fuel pool was shut down Monday at the embattled power plant so workers could remove two dead rats. It was the third time in a little over a month that cooling equipment had to be shut down for rat related issues — and right now there are more radioactive rodent recurrences than answers.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev regained consciousness and began answering written questions from police on Sunday night. Authorities have now released the full transcript of Monday's bedside hearing with a federal judge.
A powerful earthquake devastated China's southwestern region on Saturday leaving more at least 156 people dead and more than 5,500 injured, with expectations that those numbers will surely arise as the recovery efforts continue.
A sad and difficult week that began with the tragic bombing of the Boston Marathon and included the shutdown of a major American city, ends with a triumphant moment when a wanted suspect is taken alive.
Since the first cases of the deadly H7N9 bird flu strain appeared in Shanghai earlier this month, Chinese health officials told the world not to panic because they couldn't find solid evidence of human-to-human transmission in any of what have grown into 82 reported infections. They maintained that until, well, guess what China's health experts are saying for the first time today?
In the Muslim world there were concerns about who might be blamed; in Britain thoughts turned to their own marathon set to take place Sunday. In its aftermath, the Boston Marathon bombings became a global news story, appearing on front pages in places ranging from Argentina to Turkey.
An undercover BBC journalist surreptitiously entered North Korea with group of students attending the London School of Economics. Was he right to do so?
After disappearing from the public eye for two weeks, America's favorite "artificial" head of state re-emerged at midnight Monday to celebrate the most important holiday in North Korea — albeit a scaled down version without any fireworks, figurative or otherwise.
Nicolas Maduro, the hand-picked successor of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, was declared the victor in Sunday's presidential election, though the surprisingly close vote may be contested by his rivals.
Dennis Rodman, the pierced and pugnacious former Chicago Bulls star, says he's excited to hang out with his new best friend Kim Jong-Un when he heads back to Pyongyang this summer.
North Korea's been owning headlines for the better part of a month now with its threats against the American imperialists and friends. Kim Jong Un, however, has been less conspicuous.
Russia and the United States are in the middle of a sanction-off.
The retrial of former Egyptian ruler Hosni Mubarak, convicted for his part in the murders of Tahir Square protesters and sentenced to life in prison last June, ended almost as soon as it began today, after the judge recused himself from the case and referred it to a lower court.
Just when we thought that those Syrian chemical weapons attack claims were another false alarm, The Times is reporting that British scientists have found "hard evidence" that chemical weapons were used "at least once." We just don't know which side used them.
There is a sad reality to the otherwise hilarious non-time machine "time machine" story that came out of Iran this week: It's making the otherwise legitimate Iranian scientific community look bad, even though it knows — just like you — that the inventor is a total quack.
After clearing an important hurdle in the French Senate this morning, a new bill that would allowing nationwide same-sex marriage will likely become law by the end of the summer.
Don't look now, but the birthday of Kim Jong-un's grandfather is on Monday, and nothing would do more poetic justice to North Korea's warped version of history and its "unacceptable" war-mongering rhetoric than to drown one of its oldest enemies in a sea of nuclear flames. Which absurdity will win out?
The Pentagon is trying to be tactful about how it presents the threat of North Korea firing a nuclear missile capable of reaching the United States. But the brass is starting to seem cagey.
A YouTube video of Syrian men graciously offering their services in defending the U.S. from impending annihilation by North Korea is a window into the sad reality of tens of thousands of murdered and disappeared people.
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