Myanmar's biggest city Yangon has a distinct old-world feel: blocks of colonial buildings, untouched during decades of poverty and isolation. Now, development could bring them crashing down.
Many in the horse racing industry are looking to Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome to revive interest in the sport. He wants to believe it, but commentator Frank Deford says that's a fantasy.
The closest many kids once got to banking was handling colorful Monopoly money. Today, students across the country can go to — and work at — student-run bank branches inside their schools.
In response to the crisis in lengthy wait times for medical care, Congress and veterans groups again are debating the proper role of private sector solutions.
It's been 36 years since a horse won racing's ultimate trifecta. For California Chrome to break the drought Saturday, the colt must contend with challenges that have stymied a dozen horses before him.
Syrians are voting in the country's presidential election, even as a civil war continues to rage around them. Sam Dagher of The Wall Street Journal is in Syria, and he discusses the disputed election.
New poll numbers from the Pew Research Center show widespread dissatisfaction in Brazil as the country prepares for the World Cup. The president gets negative marks, and few think the tournament will be positive for Brazil.
In June, Russia serves as the president of the United Nations Security Council. Already, that has meant a focus on Ukraine. Russia wants the Ukrainian government to end its military crackdown on separatists. It has also called for consultations on the humanitarian situation in the country.
President Obama is starting a European trip in Poland, where he will meet allied leaders from central and eastern Europe. They are worried about Russia's intentions after the recent events in Ukraine.
Some Syrians fear that after the elections, President Bashar Assad's regime will get worse. They suspect that truces will evaporate, arrests will increase and more of the country will be partitioned.