Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as the Hawaii and US Gulf of Mexico regions experienced their hottest Junes on record.
This might not be the first place you'd expect to find a festive snowy scene, but incredible images show the Sahara desert looking particularly chilly.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday (Dec. 20th) he plans to visit Russia early next year to continue negotiations on the long-running territorial dispute over the four Japan-claimed islands off Hokkaido.
China has returned a U.S. underwater drone taken by one of its naval vessels in the disputed South China Sea last week after friendly talks with the United States, which reiterated its criticism of the "unlawful" seizure.
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger says President-elect Donald Trump could go down as one of the most consequential presidents in history due to the radical shift he represents from the established world order.
Condolences pour in for the Russian diplomat that was shot dead at Ankara art gallery late Monday (Dec. 19th).
Malaysia’s Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein Sunday (Dec.18th) urged the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) to band together on the South China Sea issue so as to prevent major powers from dictating regional politics.
America's Electoral College on Monday (Dec. 19th) confirmed Donald Trump's election as the 45th president of the United States.
A Turkish policeman crying "Aleppo" and "Allahu Akbar" shot dead Russia's ambassador to Turkey in Ankara on Monday (Dec. 19th), prompting a vow from President Vladimir Putin to step up the fight against "terrorism."
The impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has set off an early scramble among her potential successors, even before the final decision has been made to remove her from office.
Malaysia confirmed an eighth Zika virus case on Sunday (Dec. 18th), involving a 67-year-old man who first showed symptoms in late November.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump continued to take jabs at China on Twitter on Saturday (Dec. 17th) after Beijing agreed to give back an underwater U.S. drone it seized this week.
New Zealand's National Party appointed Deputy Prime Minister Bill English as the country's new Prime Minister on Monday (Dec 12th) following last week's shock resignation of his predecessor John Key.
President-elect Donald Trump questioned in an interview broadcast Sunday (Dec. 11th) whether the United States should continue its "one China policy" unless Beijing makes concessions on trade and other issues.
Cuba on Tuesday (Dec. 6th) welcomed a decision by the European Union (EU) to ratify the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) between Brussels and Cuba, Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno said.
President-elect Donald Trump laid out a U.S. military policy on Tuesday (Dec. 6th) that would avoid interventions in foreign conflicts and instead focus heavily on defeating Islamic State militancy.
In his annual state-of-the-nation address, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the country is unified like never before and is fully capable of achieving its strategic economic and geopolitical goals.