A rundown of all the countries you should be scared of this year.
More draconian restrictions have been placed on LGBT individuals in a country that has all but criminalized being gay.
The situation for LGBT people can often feel bleak. Let's give ourselves a pat on the back for a change.
This is likely to prove counter-productive—vindictive enough to anger Alexei Navalny, but not enough to silence him.
You don't often see major powers bartering food staples for weapons systems, but the recent move by Vladimir Putin is actually a savvy bit of strategic thinking.
This week's list includes legal weed, cruise missile attacks, cops, and the people who hate the cops.
Remember when the internet used to be fun?
Economic sanctions and the falling price of oil seem to be crippling Russia's fragile economy, but is that actually a good thing for the West?
Whenever the world goes to hell in a family-size hand basket, people act surprised that they keep getting surprised.
The $2.1 million worth of uranium seized in a raid last week is only one of an exceptional number of nuclear-material thefts, losses, or smugglings recorded over the past two decades.
The Polish artist sees his '1920+' series as a means to interest others in Polish history.
I talked to human rights campaigners to discuss the UK's attempts to tackle homophobia around the world.
For years, getting wasted when Moscow's dictators didn't want you to was a victory of wits for the Russian masses.
The AK-47 is possibly the most recognizable weapon on earth, and it's getting a new logo and ad campaign.
It was just a reminder of how poorly equipped the country's military is.
Artists often thrive on controversial imagery, but today's younger, cooler artists like to work in a more nuanced, oblique manner. But sometimes shock is a powerful tonic.
Last July, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing 298 innocent people. VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky traveled to the site of the crash to see how the investigation is going.
A new study may help erode the notion that sexual orientation is a choice—if the homophobic fanatics around the world take it seriously, that is.
Protesting in the heat is fucking horrible.
Russia was the kid everyone picked on at this weekend's G20 in Brisbane, but there were other countries with similarly atrocious records that slipped through the conference unnoticed.
The margins, the twilight, the fringe of society—that's where the present first rolls over into the future, and this column aims to report from there.
"The G-20 is a very important meeting where the world's most vital matters are to be discussed, and I'm here to tell you that Australia is going to win."
The Russian university that hosted the monument is upset that the sculpture was dismantled under the pretense of it needing to be repaired.
"What's happening in Ukraine now matters to criminals from Bogotá to Beijing."