The Pentagon is winning the war in Afghanistan. At least that's what US policymakers have been telling Americans since 2001. But that assessment is full of spin, according to a new trove of documents.
Young Chun — an American citizen born and raised in Illinois — doesn’t look back at his military service in South Korea fondly. Now 41, he remembers how soldiers mocked his broken Korean. Higher-ranking
A worldwide climate change movement is well underway, highlighted by strikes, protests and school walkouts increasingly led by young people. And this week in Spain, that message is being delivered by diverse
This week, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping finalized a new energy deal in which a giant oil pipeline will connect the two countries. The deal is being called the Power
With stray bullets, falling bombs and collapsing buildings, civilians face extreme danger at the frontlines of wars in Syria and Yemen, where doctors and functioning hospitals can be difficult to access.
US President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron clashed about the future of NATO on Tuesday before a summit intended to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Western military alliance. In exchanges
In the main dining room of a 19th-century building on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain, a few dozen people watch two women play the guitar and sing. The panoramic views from the sunroom are breathtaking
After nearly two weeks of protests, a coalition of student and workers’ unions have called for another national strike in Colombia on Wednesday. The movement, which seemed to be slowing down, has been
Underlining the breadth of strife in the transatlantic military alliance, US President Donald Trump lashed out at European allies before a 70th anniversary NATO summit in London Tuesday. Trump again called
NATO leaders will hold their annual meeting in London on Dec. 3 and 4, and will be marking the alliance's 70th anniversary. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which dates back to 1949, has faced share
TikTok says it’s sorry for removing a US teen’s video criticizing the Chinese government’s crackdown on Uighur Muslims and other ethnic and religious minorities in the country. In a statement Wednesday,
Miguel Henrique Otero pressed play on the latest podcast from El Nacional, the Venezuelan newspaper he owns and edits. His phone rang a few seconds later, interrupting the broadcast, and he answered while
As controversy swirls over the handling of a case involving a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct, some veterans are raising concerns about what message the controversy may signal to troops,
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navy's top civilian on Sunday over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL who was convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq and later won the support of US
Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, said on Nov. 25 that she would listen to public opinion after a landslide election victory by opponents of Chinese rule amid months of sometimes violent pro-democracy unrest.
On a mid-October morning, I drove from Philadelphia to State Correctional Institution Muncy, Pennsylvania’s oldest and largest women’s prison. The prison, located in the north-central part of the state,
Democratic candidates in Hong Kong secured almost 90% of 452 district council seats in a landslide election victory by opponents of Chinese rule amid months of pro-democracy unrest. Sunday's poll was during
US President Donald Trump sent a message to a key ally this week: Pay up. South Korean lawmakers say the Trump administration wants $5 billion per year to cover the cost of US forces in South Korea. That's
On the outskirts of Istanbul, a recently opened boarding school cares for dozens of Uighur children whose parents are imprisoned in China’s northwestern Xinjiang province. In the dormitory, they sleep