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Countries laying claim to North Pole, but is there anything there really worth fighting for?
It may be hard to write an algorithmic moral code strong enough to constrain and contain super-smart software.
The Global Terrorism Index has some useful observations to offer.
It’s the U.S. that cannot be trusted to keep its commitments, because the American political system is mired in a perpetual civil war
It was the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November, 1989, that really opened the flood-gates.
Last Sunday was a busy day: three elections, in three different continents, all of them offering at least the hope of better times.
Major-league good news about a working nuclear fusion reactor that puts out more energy than it consumes in five years.
The only major oil exporters that are not in deep trouble are the Arab countries.
It’s a slow process, this business of getting recognised as an independent state, but the Palestinians are making progress.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shouldn't make promises he can't keep.
Media will go on fizzing with apocalyptic speculations for a week or so, but the war of movement is over.
“India’s century” is a misleading phrase, of course, because no country gets to own a whole century.
Thailand’s Constitutional Court has come through for the opposition once again.
Hillary Clinton would never have used the word when she was U.S. Secretary of State, because she still has presidential ambitions
The referendum on Scotland’s independence is only six months away and the No side will probably win.
Unless you just want a list of events, a year-end piece should try to identify where the flow of events is really taking us.
He was not a saint; he was just a man. But he was the right man at the right time.
Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych had much explaining to do at the summit meeting of the European Union in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Obama needs more time to work on Congress. But Israel may still win this tug-of-war.
Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili of Georgia doesn’t actually wear a mask, but he is mysterious enough without one.