Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin meeting in 2011, during the Obama presidency.
The Biden-Putin summit will be symbolic, rather than substantive - but there could be grounds for cautious optimism.
The US health system costs roughly twice as much as the Australian system per person. Despite this, the US has lower life expectancy than Australia.
Maurizio Cattelan’s Comedian.
New York’s Guggenheim Museum has acquired Maurizio Cattelan’s Comedian but how can you value and own a banana and some tape?
Workey Tadele, a radio operator, at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Guba in Ethiopia in December 2019.
Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images
America has historically been a strong Ethiopia ally, but this latest move to withhold foreign direct assistance has thrown its loyalty into question.
Underlying inequality, an under-resourced public health system and socio-political tensions have met in a dizzying, tragic outcome for the richest country in the world.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is arguably the world’s best-placed agency to fight COVID-19. But it’s been cut out of the loop, and pandemic data will now go straight to the White House.
The actions of one country cannot be allowed to undermine decades of multilateral efforts to improve the health and well-being of all peoples of the world.
Trump pulling US funding from WHO served to deflect blame from his own bungled handling of coronavirus.
Digital reconstruction of French slaver L'Aurore.
If you want to know the extent of the slave trade from Liverpool, use the tools in this article.
Actor Roger Moore poses with a martini after learning he would play the British secret agent James Bond.
To celebrate National Vodka Day, a food historian debunks myths and highlights unknown facts about one of America’s favorite liquors.
‘American Progress’ by John Gast.
Progress, in historical terms, has so often meant clearing places of their native inhabitants – both human and non-human.
As global warming intensifies violent weather events, the most vulnerable countries affected need help to respond more effectively.
In the 19th century, white families in the U.S. could easily acquire real estate. This was never the case for Black Americans.
U.S. National Archives
Old 19th-century agreements between the U.S. government which expelled Indigenous peoples from their land and gave it cheaply to white settlers continue to impact inequalities in the United States.
Record companies released stereo demonstration albums that showcased how sound could move from left to right, creating a sense of movement.
From the collection of Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder
Sixty years ago, stereo promised to forever change the way people listened to music. But how could record companies convince customers to buy a new record player, speakers and amplifier?
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.
Christine Zenino/Wikimedia Commons
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.