The Diplomacy of Dog Walking in Russia
Meet the woman in Moscow caring for the U.S. canines of state.
The Elephant in the Comedy Club
A troupe of popular young comics avoids mixing humor and politics in Rwanda.
Passport Is On Holiday (But We’ll Still Compare Cat Photos to Putin)
We're revamping The Cable with a more global spin.
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.
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.
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His nephew, a government minister, says the award was rescinded after a meeting with the Dalai Lama.
Chechnya Sends Cops to Weddings to Make Sure Brides Don’t Dance
The Chechen government is cracking down on wedding celebrations.
Gambia: The ICC Should Be Called the International Caucasian Court
Gambia is the latest country to leave the ICC>
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At International Convention, Clowns Protest Their ‘Creepy’ Impostors
Mexican clowns complain they are being mistreated because impostors are using their costumes for crime.