When is a German not a German? Identity re-emerges as a thorny issue
"I am a German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose," said Mesut Özil, who recently quit the national soccer team, citing racism.
Iranian TV anchor held as witness is released from U.S. jail
Marzieh Hashemi was released after being detained for more than a week in Washington, said an attorney with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Chile's first transgender school protects children from bullying
Chilean transgender children find hope at Latin America’s first school for trans children. “I’m happy here because there are many other kids just like me.”
Venezuela's president cuts off U.S. relations after Trump backs opposition leader
Maduro broke relations with the U.S. and gave diplomatic personnel 72 hours to leave. The U.S. said Maduro didn't have the authority to do it.
Far-right lawmakers in Germany walk out on Holocaust survivor's speech
A Jewish community leader accused the party of playing down Nazi crimes during her speech commemorating the Holocaust.
Inside the Brexit deal's major sticking point: The Irish backstop explained
Hardly mentioned during the referendum campaign in 2016, arrangements for the Irish border have proved trickier to solve than almost any other issue.
Missing soccer star may be alive aboard plane's life raft, police say
The Argentine had spent the hours before the aircraft vanished saying farewell to teammates after Cardiff City paid $19 million for him last week.
Fear of migrants 'makes us crazy,' Pope Francis says
The pontiff, who is the son of Italian immigrants to Argentina, has made the plight of migrants and refugees a cornerstone of his papacy.
Saudis ready to spend 'billions of dollars' on U.S. natural gas assets
Investing in the U.S. gas and petrochemical sector has become "very lucrative" due to the large availability of ethane resources, said Saudi Aramco.
Fueled by fans, more brands eye foray into K-pop collaborations
The day after Mattel announced its upcoming BTS toy line, the company’s stock spiked almost 9 percent.
Talk about highway speed limit on Autobahn has Germans all fired up
Germany is one of the few countries in the world that doesn't impose speed limits on its beloved Autobahn highways.
Youth in Panama detention center await pope's upcoming visit
"For me it will be important to have an encounter, to receive the blessing," said a young inmate. "I would tell him to give me another chance."
Accused U.S. spy had classified docs on him, lawyer says
Paul Whelan's lawyer said his client was detained before he could open the files that allegedly contained state secrets.
Report finds another undisclosed ballistic missile site in North Korea
The Kim regime has never admitted the existence of the Sino-ri Missile Operating Base. A new report says it's one of many undisclosed sites.
Plane carrying Premier League player vanishes over English Channel
Cardiff City paid FC Nantes around $19 million for the Argentine forward last week.
45 dead, 70 wounded as Taliban strikes base run by intelligence service
The group holds sway in almost half of Afghanistan and carries out attacks on a daily basis, mainly targeting the country's beleaguered security forces.
Trump sitting out Davos summit where technological change, inequality loom large
Analysis: President Donald Trump is sitting out this marquee event, seemingly another example of his "America First" administration disengaging from the world.
Fear of Mueller probe leads Russian pop star linked to Trump family to cancel North American tour
The pop star said he'd been forced to nix the tour against his will. His lawyer told NBC the cancellation is "most definitely" linked to the Russia probe.
French watchdog slaps Google with $57M fine under new EU law
It's the biggest regulatory enforcement action since the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, came into force in May.
Theresa May aims to break Brexit deadlock — but her plan B looks familiar
More than one-third of lawmakers from May's Conservative Party voted against her divorce proposal last week.
Doctor behind gene-edited babies acted on his own, China says
Investigators determined Dr. He Jiankui organized and handled funding for the experiment without outside assistance in violation of national guidelines.
Former CIA officer portrayed in 'Argo' film dead at 78
A former CIA technical operations officer who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran in 1980 and was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the film "Argo" has died.
2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse came with a super moon bonus
The entire eclipse took more than three hours. Totality — when the moon's completely bathed in Earth's shadow — lasted an hour.
Nazi's paintings now fund foundation for Jews
The Zurueckgeben foundation also encourages Germans to take stock of the more mundane items in their households and question where they came from.
China's economic growth hit a three-decade low last year
Communist leaders want to steer China toward slower, more self-sustaining growth driven by consumer spending instead of trade and investment.