The number of nuclear weapons in the world is declining, but countries that possess them are modernizing their stockpiles and are not likely to give them up for the foreseeable future.
Over a third of companies plan on investing in automation by 2022, report says.
A detailed look at all the sanctions levied against Russia, and its counter sanctions, since 2014.
According to a recent poll, most Western Europeans support at least some restrictions on Muslim women's Islamic dress.
First produced in 1970, this aircraft is still used by the Russian Air Force as a flying command post. It is sometimes unofficially referred to as Il-20 or Coot-A in NATO code.
Nearly 3,000 people in Russia have been convicted of extremism since 2009. According to the Sova Center watchdog, more than 85% of convictions are related to posting material online.
According to a recent report, the United States likely overtook Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest crude-oil producer earlier this year.
Fewer people in Europe now own their own homes, but Russia, France, and a few other countries experienced the opposite trend.
Hong Kong overtook New York in having the most people worth more than $30 million.
With tensions between Moscow and the West on the rise, a massive energy project is set to snake across the seabed between Russia and the European Union: an underwater gas pipeline called Nord Stream 2.
In 2017, these were the countries that gained or lost the most in terms of their “visa-free score,” i.e. the number of states their passport holders could visit based on visa-free or visa-on-arrival agreements.
Kazakhstan is among the countries with the highest suicide rates in the world. Belarus and Russia are in the top 20.