Last week's vote in the UN's General Assembly, which afforded "nonmember observer state" status to Palestine, and the Israeli government's response, has created controversy.
As Veterans Day in the United States approaches we will likely see a temporary increase in television programming focusing on the wars in which Americans have fought.
This bulletin is a mix of items - decent news, and not-big news.
Unions say Portugal's prime minister is "living on another planet" after he predicted investment in the crisis-hit economy would bounce back next year.
If the shift is successful, Germany could stand as a paradigm for industrialized countries looking to do the same.
More astute analysis highlights the appalling situation of South Africa's mining communities as being fertile ground for the crisis that has developed at Marikana.
A Romney administration Latin America policy would return us to the same policies which brought about tens of thousands of deaths in Central America before.
Environmental activists world wide - including community leaders and journalists - were being killed at a rate of one per week during 2011 alone.
Greece held a new election to correct the fact that in the last one, voters split their votes in such a way as to make the formation of a governing majority impossible.
At first glance, chaos and death in Colombia seem random.