China's love affair with private education
In China it's known as gaokao -- the college entrance exams -- and for most young people it dictates the course of a life.
China: No more 'weird' buildings
The Chinese leadership has called for less "weird architecture" to be built in the country. Does it mean the end of unusual structures like these?
Ex-Portugal Premier arrested
Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates and three other people were arrested in connection with an investigation into suspected tax fraud, corruption and money laundering, the country's prosecutor general's office said Saturday.
Journalists who risk their lives
Joseph Mathenge hadn't planned to be at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2013, when gunmen -- now associated with Islamist terror group Al Shabaab -- infiltrated the shopping center and started shooting en masse in a blitz that resulted in 67 deaths.
Positive buzz at Iran nuclear talks
Days ahead of a deadline to strike a deal, Iran's foreign minister engaged Friday in what Britain's top diplomat deemed "complex" but "useful discussions" on Tehran's controversial nuclear program that -- despite positive vibes on both sides -- have yet to produce a breakthrough.
5 International Stories You'll Care About This Week
1. Iran Nuclear Deal Deadline Approaches For more than a century, Vienna has been the capital of cloak-and-dagger intrigue, the center of Cold War spy games sitting on the edge of the Iron Curtain. A generation later, it???s back center-stage as the United States and the other world powers race to do a deal with Iran before Monday???s deadline. The stakes couldn???t be higher. The lead US negotiator, Wendy Sherman, has said ???there???s no question that, if everything goes away, escalation will be the name of the game on all sides, and none of that is good.??? The talks have been focused on measures that would constrain Iran???s ability to quickly produce a nuclear bomb but allow it the ability to maintain what Tehran insists is a peaceful nuclear power program. The U.S. wants to turn back the clock, to ensure it could take Iran at least a year to build a bomb if it reneges on the deal ??? so fewer centrifuges for enriching uranium, eliminating its existing stockpiles of nuclear material and...