In the aftermath of the terror attacks in Paris in November 2015, the French tricolor bloomed on Facebook as millions of people worldwide expressed sympathy for the 129 people who died, and for a universally beloved city scarred by violence.
It comes as no surprise that President Tsai Ing-wen considers her trip to Panama and Paraguay a success. In reality, the trip will be remembered for planning failures and partisan activities.
Seven years after it began, the official inquiry into Britain's role in the Iraq war finally reports on Wednesday with former Prime Minister Tony Blair expected to face severe criticism.
Last week, the world woke up to find that the British actually voted 51.9 percent in favor of an exit from the European Union (EU).
A highway overpass in Fallujah is plastered with Shiite banners, graffiti and posters of militia leaders, a virtual shrine to victory over the Islamic State group in this majority Sunni Muslim city.
The 20th century witnessed two world wars that broke out due to reasons that could be easily prevented. The cause of the outbreak of World War I was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo.
An investigation was launched on Friday after a surface-to-surface missile was misfired into the sea near Penghu, an island group near Taiwan proper, killing a local trawler skipper and further straining Taipei-Beijing relations.
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President Barack Obama is backtracking on his warning that Britain would go to the "back of the queue" for a U.S. trade deal, as he tries to contain the fallout of the UK's decision to leave the European Union.
Sadness, insomnia, frustration and confusion: the Brexit blues have gripped many European Union supporters since Britain's shock decision to leave the bloc last week.
Australia's two major parties have so far failed to win a majority in the 150-seat House of Representatives to rule outright after national elections on Saturday, with a result not likely for several days.