Nominees to take the European Union’s highest offices are more diverse than any in the past. Is this what it will take to fix the continent’s longstanding issues?
After three days of deadlock and one of the longest-ever European Union summits—beating even the all-nighters that marked the Greek debt crisis—European Council President Donald Tusk announced the bloc’s leaders for the next five years.
To most, the appointments were an utter surprise: Germany’s Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen was tapped to take over the EU’s powerful executive arm—the European Commission, which proposes and enforces the union’s laws. She will replace current President Jean-Claude Juncker, who has served in the position since late 2014.
Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he might send the military to battle the massive blazes.
Since the United States withdrew from the nuclear accord between Iran and global powers in 2018, tensions in the Middle East have hit boiling points.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani stated the nation will enrich uranium to “any amount we want” and has since exceeded the limits of low-enriched uranium as set forth in the deal, according to the UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency. Experts warn that higher enrichment and a growing stockpile narrow the one-year window Iran would need to have enough material for an atomic weapon.
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Tens of millions of Americans were reminded of the dangers of living near a fault line when two earthquakes struck around 24 hours apart in almost the exact same location—about 150 miles from Los Angeles in Ridgecrest, California. The first (6.4 magnitude) struck on July 4 in the morning while the second, even larger earthquake (7.1 magnitude) struck the evening of July 5.
Satellite photos show what appear to be armored personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the city of Shenzhen, in what some have interpreted as a threat from Beijing to use increased force against pro-democracy protesters across the border in Hong Kong.
Just seven months into 2019, the U.S. experienced almost as many mass killings as occurred in all of 2018.
Kim stands in front of a large, white door, the white buttons of her blue blouse a striking contrast. She says something many have felt: “I wanted to know who I am and where I came from.” She took a DNA test and was shocked when her results revealed 26 percent Native American heritage.
Idealism can seem to border on lunacy—particularly when one does not have the means to accomplish a goal.
Humpback whales improve wind power. Birds silence bullet trains. Sharks stop deadly bacteria. On the surface, these statements seem strange and unrelated. Yet these odd-couple pairings are becoming commonplace in everyday life through the design philosophy known as biomimicry.
“Teach us to pray.” This may sound like a naive request considering people had been praying for thousands of years by the time this question was asked. Yet the man decided to ask Jesus Christ anyway (Luke 11:1).
There is an air of mystery each time a Japanese emperor takes the throne. First, there are the sacred treasures known as the Three Imperial Regalia: a sword representing valor, a mirror for wisdom and a jewel for benevolence. Only emperors and a few priests have seen these legendary items.
You may go your entire life without seeing an endangered species, yet the globe’s biodiversity crisis threatens all of humanity in numerous unseen or unrecognized ways, scientists say.
The term “mission trip” typically evokes Christians going to far-flung places around the globe. These journeys often involve building a school in Haiti, working in a medical clinic in Peru, or a choir tour through Ghana. Yet there is a new destination for such evangelizers: America’s college campuses.
A generation of heroes. The face of American influence in foreign nations. The “finest fighting force in the history of the world.”
Mobile technology in the hands of children and teens provides convenience, but we are beginning to discover it comes at a cost.
America—the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Since 1776, this great country has been the bastion of freedom, wealth and prosperity. People from all over the world have risked their lives, and willingly left families behind to take part in this abundant and ideal society.
In September 2016, months after the Brexit vote, I received a new assignment to pastor church members in the United Kingdom. I packed my bags and began to move from my home country, the Netherlands.