Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
White House finally responds to petition calling for Snowden to be pardoned
The whitehouse.gov petition has been live since June 9, 2013.
Kerry warns U.S. Congress scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon
US-IRAN-NUCLEAR-CONGRESS:Kerry warns U.S. Congress scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon
This crazy Ukrainian election shows the country has a ways to go toward reform
Welcome to electoral district 205, where votes can be bought with sunflower oil.
US Justice Department urged to probe Clinton emails
Part of the correspondence relates to the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya in 2012.
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza wins controversial third term
The United States, European Union and former colonial power Belgium said the vote lacked credibility.
Internet, journalists, comedians on high alert as Donald Trump visits US-Mexican border
Donald Trump boarded his private jet for the Texas-Mexico border on Thursday and flew headlong into fresh controversy as a border agents union announced it was boycotting his visit
The internet's greatest reactions to CNN calling Kenya a 'hotbed of terror'
'The most trusted name in news.'
Berlusconi thinks he's going to be Putin's next economy minister
The Kremlin says Putin's offer was more 'figurative' than real.
Some public hospitals win, others lose with Obamacare
US-USA-HOSPITAL-MEDICAID-INSIGHT:Some public hospitals win, others lose with Obamacare
White House finalizing plan to close Guantanamo prison
The White House is in the "final stages" of drafting a plan to close the contentious Guantanamo Bay prison and will submit it for review by lawmakers, spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday.
The White House just launched an 'Iran Deal' Twitter account to 'set the record straight'
You'd think Obama wouldn't need shareable infographics and Twitter accounts to seal the deal, but he does.
David Cameron says Iraq War has almost nothing to do with why people join the Islamic State
Analysis: It's no surprise that Western government officials would want to downplay the impact of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. But the UK prime minister went further than that.
Clinton's capital gains tax plan aims at long-term investment
US-USA-ELECTION-CLINTON-CAPITALGAINS:Clinton's capital gains tax plan aims at long-term investment
European Union backs Iran nuclear deal, sends message to US Congress and Israel
'It is a balanced deal that means Iran won't get an atomic bomb,' said French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. 'It is a major political deal.'
Could this be France’s future?
Reactionary mayor touts his anti-immigration policies as a model for the nation.
Iran leader withholds verdict on nuclear deal, vows anti-US policies
Khamenei said he wanted politicians to examine the nuclear agreement to ensure national interests were preserved.
Social media explodes after Merkel shoots down asylum for crying Palestinian
The hashtag #Merkelstreichelt (Merkel strokes) became the top trender on Twitter in Germany.
Watch Angela Merkel destroy the asylum dreams of a crying Palestinian teenager — on TV
Germany 'just can't manage.'
Netanyahu remains defiant in face of isolation after Iran deal
The prime minister reiterated that the option of military strikes against Iran was still on the table.
Iran and the United States try something new for once
A deal to curb Iran's nuclear weapons capabilities could have far-reaching implications.
Scott Walker has been 'boning up' on foreign policy. He'd better keep studying
The Wisconsin governor is the 15th Republican candidate in the 2016 race, but he's the first to compare union busting to fighting the Islamic State.
This drama with Greece might finally be over, for now
European and Greek leaders say they've reached a deal to give Greece another huge bailout.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi says party will run in election
The National League for Democracy had held out until now to commit to a ballot that is being billed as Myanmar's first legitimate election in 25 years.
Can’t beat Russia? Ukraine's banks say just sue it
Privatbank and Oschadbank want to take legal action against Russia for annexing Crimea.
Kerry says he is prepared to 'call an end' to Iran talks
The Secretary of State said the negotiations aren't open-ended, but he won't be rushed into a deal either.
The US Army still has 10 bases named after Confederate generals. It's not changing them
South Carolina is dropping the Confederate battle flag. Americans who still want to honor traitorous champions of slavery will have to make do with these military installations.
Ugandan police arrest two top presidential challengers
Both were taken into custody ahead of planned campaign rallies.
Here are 7 facts and figures that show just how bad the Greek crisis is right now
And the situation won't improve anytime soon.
Hillary Clinton accuses China of hacking US computers
Clinton's language on China appeared to be far stronger than that usually used by President Barack Obama's Democratic administration.
Migrants are being abused in Australia's detention centers. Now it's illegal to talk about it
Dozens of current and former detention center workers, including doctors, nurses, teachers, and social workers, have already defied the new law. And many are prepared to join them.
4 times the Israeli government tried to explain complicated issues with crude cartoons
War, terrorism, the media — there are few subjects that cannot be explained with crayons.