US & World
Although the U.S. has already sanctioned North Korea over its nuclear program, these are the first sanctions punishing Pyongyang for alleged cyberattacks against Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The two countries have not held a summit since 2007 and, despite remarks from Kim Jong Un, the likelihood of one happening again soon is very low given the deep distrust that remains between the two countries.
NPR's Code Switch takes a moment to look back at some of the extraordinary, influential and interesting people whom we lost in 2014.
The city already known for its extravagance upped the ante by lighting up the world's tallest building with 70,000 panels of LED bulbs.
Thirty-five people have been killed in a stampede during New Year's celebrations in downtown Shanghai, China's state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.
The move by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas set the stage for a diplomatic showdown with the United States and drew an angry response from Israel.
Sonar may have located parts of the AirAsia flight that disappeared Sunday. Recovery teams have now pulled at least seven bodies.
Three years after the U.S. military officially withdrew from Iraq, 2,000 U.S. troops are back restoring the old buildings they'd left behind.
Alexei Navalny broke his house arrest after he was convicted of fraud and given a 3 1/2-year suspended sentence. Navalny was a leader of the protests by opposition groups in Moscow three years ago.
Rescue crews scouring the waters off Indonesia say they have found dozens of bodies and have spotted wreckage that belongs to AirAsia QZ8501.
The jet carrying 162 people is believed to have crashed into Indonesia's Java Sea. The State Department says no Americans were on board.
Ships and planes have resumed the search for AirAsia flight QZ8501, which lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday.
Vladimir Putin got off to a great start, then it all turned sour. Bashar Assad looks to be better positioned today than back in January. Perhaps the pope had the best year of all.
While the conflict, which has claimed the lives of some 3,500 U.S. and NATO troops, is formally ending, 13,500 foreign soldiers will remain in support roles.
Italian and Greek rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to evacuate hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania.
The operation in tribal North Waziristan involved airstrikes and ground forces, the Pakistan military says.