Watch live video from Nelson Mandela’s funeral at Qunu, South Africa. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 4 a.m., ET, Sunday, December 15. Mandela died December 5, 2013 at age 95.
Archaeologists claim to have found a slain king’s body — but for centuries, Richard III has skulked in the shadows of the English imagination, a debased villain guilty of the worst crimes
Italy is running out of money to preserve the remains of the Roman Empire
The protagonist of Hilary Mantel’s trilogy—the first two books of which have now both won Booker prizes—weaves together complex narratives of politics, power and modernity
French President François Hollande reverses 51 years of official denial about the violent deaths of perhaps 200 people killed during a 1961 demonstration against the Algerian war
Israel’s quandary over the rising Iranian nuclear threat, Indian and Pakistani leaders meet and unusually critical commentaries in China’s state-run media.
The city’s protest camp is the final torchbearer for the 99%. But how much longer can the Occupiers hold out?
In today’s offerings: the U.S. and China’s increasing military competition, Ai Weiwei’s protege and Palestinian politics intersect with regional realities.
Syria’s foreign minister speaks, this week’s controversial visits by the Egyptian president and Colombia’s leader confirms peace talks with leftist rebels.
In today’s required reading: another massacre in Syria, Japan plans to buy disputed South China Sea islands and communal violence rears its head again in Indonesia.
American ideals versus interests in Ethiopia, Apple and Foxconn told to do more on labor conditions in Chinese factories and François Hollande faces criticism over treatment of the Roma
The American operators that entered China’s gambling mecca in the past decade took big gambles. Despite years of record revenue, they remain risky ventures