A Language Haven in Baltimore
For young newcomers, the first step to becoming American is learning English.
The Elephant in the Comedy Club
A troupe of popular young comics avoids mixing humor and politics in Rwanda.
The Diplomacy of Dog Walking in Russia
Meet the woman in Moscow caring for the U.S. canines of state.
Passport Is On Holiday (But We’ll Still Compare Cat Photos to Putin)
We're revamping The Cable with a more global spin.
President of Philippines: God Told Me to Stop Calling People Sons of Whores
The president of the Philippines says God told him not to use swear words again.
These 1-Star Yelp Reviews of Embassies Make Us Question the Future of Diplomacy
When travelers don't get their visas on time, they get angry. And then they write Yelp reviews.
Chechnya Sends Cops to Weddings to Make Sure Brides Don’t Dance
The Chechen government is cracking down on wedding celebrations.
How a Meeting with the Dalai Lama Lost This Holocaust Survivor a Czech State Award
His nephew, a government minister, says the award was rescinded after a meeting with the Dalai Lama.
Thai Mourners Are Leaving Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds of Trash Outside the Royal Palace
Thai mourners are gathering to say goodbye to their king. But they're also leaving behind piles of trash.
Gambia: The ICC Should Be Called the International Caucasian Court
Gambia is the latest country to leave the ICC>
Human Rights Expert to U.N. Chief: It’s Not Too Late to Say Sorry to Haitians for Cholera
U.N. rights rapporteur Philip Alston says the refusal to accept legal responsibility for cholera epidemic is a "disgrace" for the U.N.
Hacked: Putin Aide’s Emails Detail Alleged Plot to Destabilize Ukraine
Ukrainian hackers have allegedly stolen the emails of Vladislav Surkov.
Fewer Migrants Are Braving the Mediterranean, But More Than Ever Are Dying At Sea
Despite a dramatic decrease in sea crossings, migrants who do try are now much more likely to die.
Poll: Support for Congo’s Embattled President Kabila Slides to 7.8 Percent
As an overwhelming majority opposes amending the constitution so he can seek a third term.
France Is Clearing Out the ‘Jungle’ in Calais, But What Comes Next?
It will take long-term solutions after the camp is shut down to rehouse many of the thousands of people who lived there.
UKIP Candidate Finally Apologizes for Claim That Gay Donkey Tried to Rape His Stallion
Sometimes it takes going on live TV to apologize for your darkest of moments.
This Uzbek Mayor Is Publishing Names of Divorced Couples to Embarrass Them
This Uzbek mayor is threatening to publish names of couples who seek divorce.
Burundi Promised More Countries Would Withdraw from the ICC. Now South Africa Has.
Now that Burundi and South Africa have moved to leave the ICC, more African countries are expected to follow.
At International Convention, Clowns Protest Their ‘Creepy’ Impostors
Mexican clowns complain they are being mistreated because impostors are using their costumes for crime.
Britain Will Pardon 65,000 Gay Men in Law Named for Famous Mathematician
Not all of them think a pardon is enough.
No, British Dentists Will Not Humiliate Refugees by Forcibly Examining Their Teeth
After a lawmaker suggested dental checks on refugees, British dentists refused.
Indonesia’s President Believes Chemical Castration Will Stop Pedophilia
The Indonesian president has defended his suggestion that sex offenders be castrated.