It's an uninhabited patch of real estate at the top of the world that has several countries vying for the right to call it theirs. What's so special about the North Pole? Trace explains.
Demonstrations in Hong Kong have sprung up over recent electoral changes announced by the Chinese government. Trace explains what near- and long-term issues have motivated protesters to take to the streets.
Scotland's independence referendum was voted down by its citizens, but they were not the only people with thoughts of breaking away on their minds. Which other groups worldwide have secession in mind?
Piles of cash go to parties and pet causes on both sides of the political spectrum. Where do the big-donor philosophies differ, and is there any common ground?
Though protests are at the moment still peaceful, the situation is tense in Pakistan, as citizens express displeasure with their government.
Missouri's governor has called in the National Guard, thanks to the current unrest in the city of Ferguson. Who makes up the National Guard and what exactly is it? Tara has the answers in this explainer.
It's massively in debt, to the tune of 17 trillion dollars, but the United States is still considered the wealthiest nation on Earth. Wait, what? Explain, please.
Despite public outrage and official denials, the practice of negotiating with terrorists is routine and effective. Continue reading →
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