BACKGROUND NOTES - U.S. Dept of State Background Notes are country information; demographics, politics, history, economy, etc.
CIA WORLD FACTBOOK - Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA- Has background information, yearbook entries and related magazine articles on countries and issues. NOTE: Get the password from the library.
BBC NEWS - Search the news by Country Profiles, by regions or by topics.
EUROPEAN UNION - Gateway to searching what the European Union does by subject.
NEW YORK TIMES - World news at the New York Times with the option of searching by world regions and by country or topic.
REUTERS.COM - World's largest international multimedia news agency.
UN NEWS CENTER - A one stop guide to essential resources on UN issues in the news.
INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP - An organization "working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world."
WORLD PRESS REVIEW - A nonpartisan magazine whose mission is to foster the international exchange of perspectives and information. Contains articles reprinted from the press outside the United States, as well as originally written material.