The Turkish president has managed to navigate a threatened political crisis with the US. Turkish historian and writer Soner Cagaptay says it's because he's a masterful tactician.
The absurdity of Russia's lumbering mascot as an airport logo is irresistible. Stay weird, Khabarovsk.
Cartoonist David Rowe of Australia uses watercolors to paint his cartoons, which are takedowns of politicians and hypocrisy the world over.
Russia says its soldiers aren't fighting in Ukraine, but evidence keeps piling up that Russia has invaded — even in Russia itself. That's caused some protests in Russia and disappointment in Ukraine, where people are feeling abandoned by the outside world.
The US and Europe have imposed a new round of economic sanctions on Russia. Russians brush them off, though some analysts say these sanctions could do real damage.
As evidence mounts that a Russian anti-aircraft missile was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the government and ordinary Russians distrust the facts and deny that Russia had any responsibility. Moscow-based reporter Natalia Antonova shared the reactions she heard, including real sadness at the tragedy, with PRI's The World.
French President Francois Hollande won't go hungry Thursday night. He will host two separate state dinners — one for President Obama and another for Russian President Vladimir Putin. A White House chef explains the dance between food, politics and diplomacy.
Between them, Randy Kaplan and Zoltan Marian have collected more than 2000 autographs of heads of states, royals and popes. They share a kind of ethical code, but differ when it comes to who will they include in their collections.
Estonia Foreign Minister Urmas Paet says all European and NATO countries have to be disturbed by Russia's rhetoric and the changed security environment in Europe.
India has been engaged in a long debate over the way its women are treated. The latest battle in that ongoing war came on Twitter recently, when someone posted a picture of two men sitting on Delhi metro seats reserved for women. It didn't go over well. That and more in today's Global Scan.
Relations between Russia and the US and Europe may be at their worst level since the Cold War — and that's not good news for American companies doing business in Russia.