Twelve months ago, Kim Jong-un was launching missiles at will and making enemies of everybody. But now he's just four weeks away from discussing denuclearisation with Donald Trump.
Not only has it smashed the record for the most valuable single-owner collection ever sold, but the Rockefeller collection has seen the likes of Monet and Matisse raise their benchmarks too.
Malaysia's ruling regime for the past six decades has been voted out, with Mahathir Mohamad leading the Opposition Alliance to a highly unlikely victory.
The Turnbull government has set aside $50 million in the federal budget to go towards the prosecution of those responsible for the downing of MH17.
European leaders are scrambling to convince Iran not to revert to nuclear bomb building in the wake of Trump's decision to cut ties with the 2015 accord.
The British foreign secretary is leaving no stone unturned in his bid to keep the Iran accord in play.
A combination of violent wind gusts, dust clouds and smashing thunderstorms are devastating India, and it is only the beginning according to meteorologists.
South Korea has requested the United Nations use its expertise to verify the closure of North Korea's nuclear test site Punggye-ri.
Australia's most senior Catholic, and the third ranked figure in the Vatican behind Pope Francis, has been committed to stand trial on historical sexual offence charges.
Afghanistan has suffered its deadliest day for the country's media since the US-led defeat of the Taliban in 2001.
What Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims to be evidence, is nothing more than a beat up of old issues to aid Donald Trump's move against Iran, officials say.
As well as agreeing to close down the regime's nuclear test site, Kim Jong-un said there was "no reason" for North Korea to possess nuclear weapons.
The North Korean supreme leader and South Korean President have shaken hands and walked side by side to a ceremonial welcome at Truce Village.
There may be another reason for Kim Jong-un's welcome decision to freeze the regime's nuclear testing program.
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William have announced the arrival of a healthy baby boy on Monday.
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has told the Konrad Adenauer Foundation gathering in Berlin that the key to gaining support for multiculturalism is having control of your borders.
At least nine people have died and 16 injured after a van mounted a kerb and struck a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto on Monday.
Terrorist group Islamic State has reportedly claimed responsibility for the horrific attack on Kabul.
With Donald Trump pulling the US out of the Paris agreement, the billionaire former New York mayor is taking the responsibility on himself.
The House of Lords has backed an amendment to May's Brexit blueprint aimed at securing a customs union deal by the end of October.
An unnamed South Korean intelligence official has been quoted as saying next week's summit between Pyongyang and Seoul could result in a peace treaty.
After banning gay content on Friday, Chinese social media giant Sina Weibo has reversed its decision amid swift and overwhelming opposition from the public.
Nikki Haley has warned Syria's President that the US would strike again without hesitation if he was to carry out another chemical attack.
There's nothing left to prove for the champion mare, but a win tomorrow will see her equal Black Caviar's record of 25-straight victories.
CEO of ANZ, Shayne Elliott, says the need for trade will ensure the bubbling tensions between the world's two biggest economies won't result in the collapse of the global trading system.
Donald Trump has warned Putin a missile strike on Syria is imminent, and Russia has pledged to shoot them down.
Donald Trump is considering removing Robert Mueller from the Russian interference probe over Monday's FBI raids on his lawyer Michael Cohen, but Senator Chuck Schumer doesn't intend to let that happen.
The West is ready to take military action against Syria if it is confirmed government forces were behind a toxic gas attack in Douma, but Russia has blocked an independent investigation proposed by the US.
China is reportedly in talks with Vanuatu about establishing a South Pacific military base, in a strategic move that would significantly alter the balance of power in the region.
Emails, financial documents and business records from the offices of Trump's personal lawyer have been seized by the FBI, and the President has called it an "attack on our country".
Having been denied his plea to avoid incarceration while he exhausts all appeal avenues, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva must now surrender to police by Friday afternoon.
The new defence chief of China has shown aggression towards the US, saying the West should take heed of the country's military alliance with Russia.
Border state governors are hailing Trump's move to deploy the National Guard in an effort to bolster the defence against illegal immigration and drug smuggling.
US goods have been hit with tariffs totalling $3 billion, as China shows intent to counter any Washington trade move.
Australia's foreign minister Julie Bishop sees Kim's first diplomatic visit abroad as a sign that the imposed sanctions are hurting the regime.
The Socceroos may be withdrawn from the FIFA World Cup in Russia if the British government pulls England from the tournament.
It started with the UK, now the US, a host of European countries, and other allies such as Australia and Canada, are removing Russian diplomats and intelligence officers from their countries.
America's partners are on the clock. They have to come up with trade deals that are acceptable to Trump or they'll be slapped with the metal levies too.
John Bolton's appointment as national security advisor has been denounced by foreign policy experts, who have labelled him a warmonger.
The Facebook CEO has admitted to 'mistakes' over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but with lawmakers breathing down his neck has failed to explain why it took a media probe for the company to finally investigate the Big Data firm.
It is another blow to conservation efforts, but hope remains that Sudan's genetic material will one day lead to the reproduction of the northern white rhino.
Facebook's inaction over the illegal harvesting of data from 50 million unsuspecting users has caused uproar, and authorities want answers from CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Exit polls have Putin winning almost three quarters of the vote, meaning he will maintain power until at least 2024.
A footbridge connecting a university campus to Sweetwater in south Florida has collapsed less than a week after being erected over an eight-lane highway.
The South African government has blasted its Australian counterpart for suggesting white farmers are being persecuted and need help.
Space battles have long been a main ingredient of big-screen blockbusters, but they could soon be a reality if President Trump's comments are anything to go by.
Theresa May has announced the largest expulsion of Russian diplomats since the Cold War, after Moscow refused to offer an explanation as to how a Soviet-developed nerve agent was used in an assassination attempt on a former double agent.
Despite battling motor neurone disease since the age of 21, Stephen Hawking became one of history's most influential theoretical physicists.
Gina Haspel has overseen the torture of terror suspects on black sites and headed a number of CIA outposts. Now she is set to make history as the first female director of the agency.
On the advice of the US foreign investment watchdog, the President has closed the door on Broadcom's takeover of Qualcomm.
If the Putin government fails to explain what it knew of the attempt on Sergei Skripal's life, the UK is likely to impose tougher sanctions.
Party leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema's aggressive rhetoric has the potential to incite more violence against white farmers in South Africa.
An historic meeting between the US President and North Korean dictator is set to take place in May, after successful talks between the Koreas in Pyongyang.
President Donald Trump has left the door ajar for other allies, after granting Mexico and Canada exemptions from the steel and aluminium tariffs.
Gun buyers must be 21 and teachers will have the right to be armed, under new legislation in Florida
A controversial gun control bill, which permits trained teachers to carry firearms, just awaits Governor Rick Scott's signature.
The list of Mattel's "shero" dolls lengthens as a host of wonder women are honoured with miniature models of themselves.
The government is ramping up its fight against gender discrimination, announcing plans to roll out software that can monitor unfair pay discrepancies.
Double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are fighting for life after an apparent assassination attempt, which has invited comparisons to the FSB murder of Alexander Litvinenko in a London hotel in 2006.
The South Korean delegation that met with Kim Jong-un on Monday has indicated the rogue regime is open talks with the US about giving up its nuclear weapons.
Eastern Ghouta welcomes UN aid convoy, but trucks sent back early as air and ground assault presses on.
With the European Union vowing to return fire, and a host of trade partners slamming the move to impose the tariffs, Republican lawmakers have turned on the President too.
While the official results in full aren't expected until Monday afternoon (local time), Italy's national election is unlikely to produce an outright winner, with voters cooling considerably on the ruling coalition.
The Social Democratic Party (SPD) will form a grand coalition with the chancellor's conservatives to keep her in power, but the new government's stability will likely be tested.
After the release of Jan Kuciak's unfinished bombshell expose on the Italian mafia's infiltration into Slovak politics, thousands of protestors converged on the centre of Bratislava to demand his bravery force a clean out.
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc has taken the extraordinary steps of removing assault-style rifles from all its stores, and raising the gun-buyer age limit to 21.
During the first daily five-hour truce, two civilians lost their lives as air-raids continued unabated.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a daily cease-fire in Syria but it has not gone down well with the besieged residents of Ghouta.
He may have been a noted draft dodger but the President of the United States would've charged into the school with or without a weapon to stop the AR-15 wielding shooter.
Xi Jinping could stay in power indefinitely with the removal of the presidential term limits.
The death toll has ticked past 400, as residents of eastern Ghouta accept every day could be their last.
The UK banking group has revealed its female investment bankers are being paid almost half that of their male colleagues.
At a meeting with mass-shooting survivors and parents of victims, President Trump has shown his support for arming teachers.
Pressure is ramping up on the Turnbull government to stem Australia's 'unprecedented' migration levels, with Tony Abbott jumping on Peter Dutton's comments that the national interest needs to be put first.
An attachment that turns semi-automatic weapons into machine guns will soon be banned under the orders of the President.
Like hundreds of other westerners, Jamie Williams joined the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria because he took the IS threat personally. Now, back in Australia, he faces the prospect of having to clear his name for a second time.
A movement has begun in the United States, with students, parents and teachers indicating they won't stop until Congress takes action to curb gun violence.
Three men used the threat of physical harm to try and keep a key witness from pointing the finger at them.
After putting together her daughter's burial arrangements, Lori Alhadeff bravely fronted a camera to demand Donald Trump make America's children safe.
The shooting at a Florida high school is the eighth in the US already this year resulting in death — it's only February — and somehow the focus is on mental health rather than gun control.
The South African leader, long clouded in controversy, has been left with no choice but to resign after his own party backed a no-confidence motion against him.
The lock down has ended now that the gunman has been apprehended, but at least 17 people have died in the horrific shooting spree.
Julian Assange won't be able to leave the Ecuadorean embassy any time soon, after a UK judge ruled against revoking his arrest warrant.
Couples looking to get hitched in Sin City this Valentine's Day can get their licences at the baggage collection area next to a 24-hour flower vending machine and bottle shop.
Jacob Zuma will receive the tap on the shoulder from the ANC party, and if he refuses to stand down, he is likely to lose a parliamentary vote of confidence.
The President's daughter-in-law Vanessa Trump has been taken to hospital after opening a letter full of white powder addressed to her husband Donald Jr.
South Koreans were left irate when an American commentator said the unthinkable about Japan.
The UK-based charity is expected to hand over all the details of its internal investigation into sexual exploitation, as the British government threatens to withdraw its millions in state aid.
Authorities lost contact with the Saratov flight minutes after take off, but reports suggest an explosion was the cause of the tragedy.
The Islamic State group responsible for the mass beheadings of journalists and aid workers has finally been brought to justice, with confirmation that the last two of its British-bred foreign fighters have been captured.
While no athletes have been struck down as yet, more than 100 others have been made bed-ridden as the bug known as the 'cruise ship virus' sweeps through the PyeongChang Games.
The current world record holding colourless diamond demanded $260,000 per carat, but this rare 'flawless' stone found in Botswana is expected to push north of $320,000 per carat when it is sold privately.
Three hundred South Sudanese child soldiers have been released to the UN, and 400 more are expected to be freed in coming weeks, as peace talks progress in Ethiopia.
The US Vice President is taking the father of late former North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier to the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics to remind the world of the regime's total disregard for human rights.
Space X's super rocket has taken off without hiccup, and space enthusiasts are seeing it as one giant leap towards Musk's ultimate goal of settling Mars.
The Dow Jones has suffered the worst single-day point drop in its history, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq have also nose-dived as the stock market fear gauge almost doubles the historical average.
Tourism Australia's prank movie teasers were so good, its American viewers are demanding the film gets made.
Anti-North Korea demonstrators gathered outside Seonhak International Ice Rink on Sunday to protest the formation of a joint Korea ice hockey team, which they see as bowing to pressure from Kim Jong-un.
A passenger train bound for New York has reportedly found its way onto wrong tracks and collided with a parked freight train killing the engineer and conductor. That's now six deaths in three separate incidents involving Amtrak in less than two months.
No less than 37 cases of salmonella infections have been linked to Lactalis' milk in the last year alone, prompting a mass recall and factory shut down.