The statue of Christopher Columbus in Columbus Circle, New York City.
Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage was really a journey into the unknown. Centuries of conventional wisdom had conditioned him to believe that bizarre beasts and 'monstrous men' would be awaiting him.
People walk on Leningradskaya street in Samara, Russia, 2017.
For example, 77 percent of Russians see Trump as 'self-centered.'
America’s dogs are a husk(y) of what they once were.
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America's early dogs are all gone – save for their rather nasty cancer.
The decline in international students studying in the U.S. has worldwide implications.
As the number of international students studying in the United States declines, so does the nation's 'soft power,' a pair of international education scholars argue.
The story of this video game speaks to what seems a powerful political moment, of an American nation literally at war with itself.
Pants on fire.
Emmanuel Macron is the latest to talk about reining in fake news. It can't be done.
19th Century Fox.
The two things UK must do to survive Brexit.
French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron, U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Place de la Concorde, Paris July 14, 2017.
France and the US have always had their differences, but they've also proved strong and steady allies.
Anti-American and anti-corruption stances have given the president of the Philippines broad appeal.
But can they improve pupils' behaviour?
Protesters in New York ahead of inauguration.
The people who voted for the new American president may not be as hard for the Left to reach as it may appear.
From despair to where?
We the People
The posters that have become the voice of protest against Trump.
Protesters hold up signs during a march and rally against Donald Trump in Los Angeles, California.
A grassroots opposition movement against the Donald Trump presidency is growing. The question is can it be harnessed into globalised sanctions campaign?
The fifth generation of tall buildings are here, and they're more efficient than ever before.
A portrait of US President-elect Donald Trump guards a residential backyard in Iowa, complete with lights and security cameras.
The better-to-do and the established of civil and political society have become complacent and deaf to 'those at the bottom'. The working class has gone over to the right-wing populists.
Donald Trump brings aggression into the US Presidency that threatens world stability.
One of the messages coming out of Donald Trump's victory is that his supporters are rejecting the tolerance and cosmopolitanism of the past 30 years.
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All the popular monsters you'll see out trick-or-treating, from Frankenstein to Dracula, were born out of fear and anxiety about change and technology.
Raul Castro: balancing act.
Whoever wins the keys to the White House in November, it is far from guaranteed that Barack Obama's detente with the Cubans will continue.
The Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona, is one of the few remnants of America’s mid-20th century motel boom.
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What does the shuttering of traditional roadside motels say about America's relationship with travel and freedom?
Scientists thought they were closing in on one great new treatment but may have found another instead.