The Italian police arrested the head of the largest mafia, the 'Ndrangheta family, whose yearly revenue is estimated to equal 3 percent of Italy's GDP. So how powerful are today's mafia outfits, and who are the main players?
Follow Edward Snowden's trip from IT worker at the CIA and NSA to Russian asylum seeker fleeing espionage charges against him in the U.S.
Eight years after his mysterious death, a public inquiry is finally trying to determine what really happened to former KGB officer and dissident Alexander Litvinenko. Trace explains what we know so far.
When oil prices drop on the global market, people tend to cheer, because it tends to mean cheaper gasoline is on the way. But some countries may not be as cheery about that prospect. Trace explains.
The news in recent times has been littered with stories of Russian military vehicles -- literally hundreds of times -- venturing into the sovereign territory of other nations. What's motivating the hub of the former Soviet Union to make such moves?
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.
TestTube's Steve Goldbloom breaks down the current conflict in Ukraine -- what it's all about, and how the battling factions ended up squaring off.
The Berlin Wall is gone, and so is the Soviet Union. But Russia is still a pretty big country, a country with nukes and, it seems, a bit of an attitude in recent years.
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