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Economists said the market would save the planet. It didn't.
Nobel Prize Winner Svetlana Alexievich is challenging both a dictator and a bad case of historical amnesia.
2015 had more than its share of bad news. But it also saw groundbreaking victories on climate, marriage equality, the drug war, and diplomacy.
That is, if concern for the fate of fellow tyrants like Syrian President Assad makes him a sensitive guy.
According to Amnesty International, bombing by Russia results in killing 16 civilians for every one Islamic State fighter.
With its elections, Spain takes steps to free itself from the European Union’s tight-fisted policies.
Some Europeans were happy to see Bosnian Muslims massacred by the Serbs and Croats.
Will the landmark UN climate deal mark a turning point in the fight against climate change? The devil's in the details.
Whatever party ends up on top in the Spanish election, it will have to form a coalition, thus ending the reign of the two-party system that has dominated the country since Franco.