Has Obama Changed Politics, or Has It Changed Him? (United States)
In his new, more combative mode, the challenger has begun to dislodge the idea of Hillary Clinton's inevitability. But does going on offense put him on the defensive about changing politics as usual?
'I can make government and public service cool again.' (United States / TIME Interview)
TIME managing editor Richard Stengel met with Senator Obama in Portsmouth, N.H., for a talk on their flight to New York City. Here are highlights of their conversation:
Under Kevin Rudd, Australia's friendships with the U.S. and China will continue to color the nation's outlook on the world
It's back in the news, as Islamic extremists fight U.S. allies and the risk of a regional war in the Horn of Africa grows. Is this the next front in the war on terrorism?
Kosovo inches toward independence, exposing dangerous divisions within Europe, between the West and Russia, and inside the province itself
Consumers drive the U.S. economy. But we're maxed out on our debt, and strapped banks will pinch lending. That could spell recession
Head Games (Sport)
Girls are getting more concussions than boys are. Why they are at risk
Venezuela needs to invest to boost its oil output. But at $98 a barrel, why bother? Call it the Chávez
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
The Legend of Will Smith (Cinema)
How one man built a global movie-magnet machine