Chatter is a daily news blog that covers what you need to know about the world, as it happens.
It’s not you, Europe
What David Cameron really meant to tell the European Union.
Chatter: Should Britain stay or should it go?
Brits are offered a choice between in and out of Europe, Israel's new government will be same-same but different, and cheese finds new ways to kill you.
Chatter: Israel votes
The polls are open in Israel's parliamentary elections, France and Germany celebrate 50 years of friendship, and fake boyfriends are on the rise in China.
Chatter: More bodies found after Algeria hostage crisis
The death toll rises in Algeria, Barack Obama prepares to take the oath, and India chases justice for the Delhi gang rape victim.
Chatter: Algeria hostages still missing after deadly rescue raid
The hostage crisis in Algeria is far from over, everything's at stake in Mali, and Lance Armstrong finally 'fesses up.
Chatter: Algeria hostage crisis threatens to send Mali conflict global
It looks like the conflict in Mali has spread to Algeria, President Obama enters the fight for tougher gun control, and almost everyone is jumping ship on Boeing's Dreamliner.
Chatter: French troops gear up for ground combat in Mali
French troops prepare for their first ground assault in Mali, a helicopter crashes over central London, and Scrabble is - allegedly - getting easier.
Chatter: Pakistan's Supreme Court orders premier arrested
Pakistan's prime minister is wanted for alleged corruption, France plans to send more troops into Mali, and Lance Armstrong gets something off his chest.
Chatter: France says Mali campaign 'developing favorably'
France is confident its troops will soon be out of Mali, the crisis in Syria is only getting worse, 'Argo' sweeps the Golden Globes, and the royal baby has a due date.
Chatter: Syrian rebels seize military airbase
Rebels claim to have taken control of a strategic airbase in Syria, British police detail the full horror of Jimmy Savile's sex crimes, and the Colorado shooting suspect is ordered to face trial.
Chatter: Kurdish militants 'executed' in Paris
Three Kurdish militants are murdered in Paris, Joe Biden prepares to sit down with the NRA, and Google's chairman tells North Korea to get online.
Chatter: Tensions rising on the India-Pakistan border
India and Pakistan trade accusations across the flashpoint Kashmir border, Hugo Chavez is too ill to be sworn in, and AIG contemplates biting the hand that bailed it out.
Chatter: Euro zone has fewer jobs than ever
Unemployment reaches a new record in the euro zone, Australia swelters in a fiery heatwave, and how winning the lottery can be bad for your health.
Chatter: Delhi gang rape suspects in court
Five men are charged over a fatal gang rape in Delhi, President Obama picks John Brennan as the new head of the CIA, and good-looking men officially have all the luck.
Will 2013 be Latin America’s digital year?
Google’s building a data center, mobile providers are rolling out 4G networks, but that’s not all that’s in store.
Chatter: Hugo Chavez battling severe lung infection
Venezuela's president suffers "complications" brought on by a lung infection, the Pakistani schoolgirl activist shot by the Taliban is discharged from hospital, and an Iranian man's hairy eyeball.
Washington’s thinking about Hugo Chavez
As rumors swirl over Chavez's health, US State Department spokeswoman says Washington wants to see a fair Venezuelan transition, and denies any US meddling.
Chatter: US drone strike kills top Pakistan Taliban leader
Mullah Nazir, a Taliban commander in Pakistan, is killed in a US drone attack, Myanmar's government admits to launching airstrikes against Kachin rebels, and meet Larry, the projectile-vomiting robot.
Chatter: Stock markets soar after 'fiscal cliff' deal struck
Markets react to news the US has avoided going over the cliff, Hugo Chavez in a "delicate" situation after cancer operation in Cuba, and UK police baffled by Oompa Loompa attack.
Chatter: Dozens killed in stampede during New Year's festivities in Ivory Coast
At least 60 people crushed to death in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan, the US Senate reaches a "fiscal cliff" deal two hours after the deadline, and what to do if you are dumped just before your New Year's Eve wedding.
Chatter: US 'fiscal cliff' talks down to the wire
America nears the edge of a fiscal cliff, the rest of the world parties like it's 2013, and GlobalPost's far-flung correspondents choose the year's best quotes and most inspiring people.
Chatter: Putin signs ban on US adoptions of Russian children
Russia's president signs into law a ban on Americans adopting orphans from Russia, China tightens control on internet usage, and South Africa's Jacob Zuma is hounded over his comments about pet dogs.
Chatter: Obama cuts short holiday for fiscal cliff talks
Barack Obama jets back to Washington for negotiations on an impending fiscal disaster, Mount Everest seen in stunning detail, and sharks on the loose — at a Chinese mall.
Chatter: Egypt president signs controversial new constitution into law
Mohamed Mursi, the Egyptian president, signs into law a contentious new constitution, meet the new boss of Japan, and Swaziland bans "rape-provoking" miniskirts.
Chatter: Christmas celebrated around the world
Millions of Christians celebrate Christmas, US firefighters killed in "trap" while responding to emergency call, and this season's most over-the-top holiday lights.
Chatter: Afghan policewoman kills US adviser in Kabul
An American adviser to NATO is shot dead by a policewoman in Kabul, Egypt awaits official results of a constitutional referendum, and Santa Claus is coming to town — with a new map.
Chatter: Deadly fighting in Kenya as elections approach
Inter-ethnic fighting in Kenya kills almost 40 people, the US looks for a Plan C to save it from the fiscal cliff, and it seems we're all still here, after all.
Chatter: South Korea's president-to-be promises 'new era'
South Korea's president-elect looks forward to better relations with North Korea, Vladimir Putin doesn't want Americans adopting Russian kids, and it's the last day on Earth! Why are you still reading this?
Chatter: Benghazi investigation slams US State Department
The US State Department is accused of failing to protect its staff in Benghazi, more polio workers are killed in Pakistan, and Rudolph has a very good reason for a red nose.
Chatter: Polio workers shot dead in Pakistan
Attackers kill health workers trying to immunize Pakistani children against polio, the world has some advice for the US about gun control, and technology reveals that Egypt's last pharaoh came to a sticky end.
Chatter: 'These tragedies must end,' Obama tells Newtown
President Obama addresses Newtown in the wake of America's latest gun tragedy, police foil a plot to bomb South Africa's ruling party convention, and Silvio Berlusconi is getting married. Again.