Glenn was just one of seven men selected by NASA to both calm and thrill a frightened country—a country that, in the 1950s, was at nuclear dagger-points with the Soviet Union and was, by a lot of measures, losing that contest
A committed relationship is hard work, even when both sides really want it to succeed. Here’s your guide to Washington’s current “relationship status” with its most important partners around the world, TIME's Ian Bremmer writes
Major U.S. stock indexes climbed again and set fresh record highs as a month-long rally following the presidential election of Donald Trump rolled on. Investors have driven up equities over optimism about domestic economic stimulus and reduced corporate taxes and regulations
The giraffe is now "vulnerable" to extinction following a population decline due to a slew of different human activities, according to a new report. The giraffe population in southern and eastern Africa has declined by as much as 40% in the past three decades
Officials extended driving restrictions in Paris on Thursday and will expand them to Lyon by the end of the week as the worst air pollution in a decade continues to threaten public health in the country's urban centers
A day ahead of a government shutdown deadline, the House easily passed a stopgap spending bill to keep federal agencies running through the end of April. The legislation's fate in the Senate remained uncertain due to strident opposition from coal-state Democrats
Every December, TIME names the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year. So which is it this year: Better or worse? The challenge for Donald Trump is how profoundly the country disagrees about the answer
Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the government in Jakarta promised tons of emergency aid and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people.
The Chinese government has praised Donald Trump’s nomination of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad — described as an "old friend" — as the next U.S. ambassador to China, in a move seen as a conciliatory gesture. The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation
France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says children of immigrants who are in the country illegally should be denied the free schooling afforded to French nationals. "No more playtime," the National Front leaders said
A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount has ended it, citing a state court ruling that found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request a recount. The ruling seals Donald Trump's narrow electoral victory over Hillary Clinton in the state
Russian news agencies on Thursday quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying that Moscow and Washington are "close to reaching an understanding" on Aleppo but warned against "high expectations"