Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
Ecuador is on its way to decriminalizing drug use
Not full-on legalization, but the country's congress is considering a bill that would replace jail time with fines, and view addicts as patients not criminals.
Apparently, taxpayers don't like it when you use their money to build a robot statue
Ankara's mayor now wants to erect a dinosaur statue in its place.
This video will make you wish you could vote for gay marriage in Ireland
It could be the first country to pass gay marriage by a vote.
This hardcore Russian biker gang is about to invade Poland
Tensions are rising.
Obama tells Congress he plans to remove Cuba from terrorism list
US-CUBA-USA-OBAMA:Obama tells Congress he plans to remove Cuba from terrorism list
The next US president could be dangerously clueless about foreign policy
All of the big candidates so far have said some pretty dumb things about the world.
Iranian official says nuclear talks will resume Apr. 21
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the announcement during a visit to Madrid.
Here is why Boko Haram exists. And the terrible repercussions
Senior Correspondent Erin Conway-Smith traveled to Nigeria to investigate the roots and impacts of Boko Haram.
Italy court lifts constraints on Berlusconi after tax fraud sentence
US-ITALY-BERLUSCONI:Italy court lifts constraints on Berlusconi after tax fraud sentence
Russia opens way to missile deliveries to Iran, starts oil-for-goods swap
US-IRAN-NUCLEAR-RUSSIA:Russia opens way to missile deliveries to Iran, starts oil-for-goods swap
Deal or not, many US states will keep sanctions grip on Iran
State-by-state US sanctions on Iran could complicate any warming of relations between the long-time foes.
Germany's Nazi hunters are heading to Ecuador
Could there still be surviving war criminals hiding in the South American nation?
There are hundreds of 'micronations' you've never heard of
Countries that exist almost entirely online, or are comprised of one person, come together today at MicroCon 2015.
The DEA gets sued for spying on Americans' international phone calls
Human Rights Watch wants to make sure the US drug agency terminates and never restarts its bulk phone data collection.
France's far-right leading family is a mess of amazing gossip right now
Where are those family values now?
Iran's Khamenei says there is no guarantee of a final nuclear deal
The supreme leader says there is still much work to do.
Spain defends EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras slams the sanctions as he tries to strengthen relations with the Putin government.
Old Chinese women can't stop won't stop dancing in the streets
Many Chinese find them loud and annoying. But despite a promised crackdown, the government can't seem to stop them.
US may remove Cuba from state terrorism list
President Obama expected to make a final decision soon.
Russians gather to remember slain Putin critic Nemtsov
And hold a "minute of no silence."
A giant statue of Edward Snowden appeared overnight in a Brooklyn park
The NSA whistleblower was on John Oliver's TV show this weekend. That wasn't the only place he showed up.
Netanyahu presses US to seek better deal on Iran
Israel's prime minister urged American lawmakers not to give Tehran 'a free path to the bomb.'
This Ukrainian billionaire governor was fired but his native city still loves him
The sacking of Gov. Ihor Kolomoisky has been the most serious showdown in Ukrainian politics since last year’s revolution.
Netanyahu demands Iran nuclear deal include recognizing Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded Friday that any nuclear agreement signed with Iran must endorse Israel's right to exist, while also insisting pressure be kept up to ensure a sound deal is reached.
Lifting US sanctions to Iran's satisfaction won't be easy
Negotiators have made headway on a deal with Iran, but it doesn't mean they know anything more, for certain, about the country's nuclear plans.
Britain has no lawmakers right now. Here's what you need to know
A few facts on one of the hardest-to-call elections in UK history.
Argentina has stopped keeping count of poor people for some strange reasons
The economy minister claims a poverty rate is ‘stigmatizing’ and gives opponents a way to trash the government.
Can Nigeria's election inspire a wave of African democracy?
Some experts believe this might be the beginning of an 'African Spring.'
Why so many Russians like Stalin again
Six decades after his death, Josef Stalin's approval ratings are going up, and so are monuments and a museum in his honor.
Latin America divided between oil and green energy
Latin America spends billions of dollars subsidizing fossil fuels each year, but also has some of the world's largest renewable power programs, highlighting the energy-hungry region's divisions as it charts its future.
US says Iran nuclear talks will continue past tonight's deadline
"We've made enough progress in the last days to merit staying until Wednesday," acting spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statement. "There are several difficult issues still remaining."