The risks and rewards of storing guns at sea
Alan Gross was in a Cuban prison Tuesday morning when his attorney, Scott Gilbert, phoned to say Gross would soon be released.
The Kremlin denies sending Russian troops to Ukraine, but Russian volunteers there are proud to talk about their crusade to revive an Orthodox empire.
The U.S. trade embargo on Cuba started in 1962, but what exactly does it entail? These are five key questions to ask.
A handy self-portrait device or a narcissistic vanity tool?
The buildings that would once have been impossible
The 49 children who made it to an unlikely nativity
More than half a century of hostility between the United States and Cuba has done nothing to diminish the island's love of America's national pastime.
A Nigerian court martial in the capital Abuja sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants.
LZ Granderson says the U.S. can set right some wrongs created in the 1950s when it supported a brutal dictatorship in Cuba, paving the way for Fidel Castro to take over
The US Federal Reserve leaves interest rates on hold and says it "can be patient" over any decision to raise them, sending stocks higher.
The bodies of more than 230 people thought to have been killed by Islamic State (IS) have been found in a mass grave in eastern Syria, activists say.
Artist's colourful search for identity
President Barack Obama will ease sanctions imposed against Cuba under the U.S. embargo after Cuba agreed to release American aid worker Alan Gross.
American sprinter Tyson Gay's former coach Jon Drummond has been banned for eight years for doping violations.
Pope Francis -- the Catholic Church's first Latin American pontiff -- rang in his birthday Wednesday with a major geopolitical wish granted: the end of a half-century of frozen relations between the United States and Cuba.