Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
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.
Greece doesn't really need the EU
Here are 6 potential future scenarios for Greece.
Greece is falling apart and it could affect us all
This basic rundown will get you up to date on what's happening and help you sound smart at parties.
Trump to Univision: Get off my golf course
The kerfuffle over the Miss USA pageant just got real.
These are all the countries where same-sex marriage is legal (MAP)
The United States joins 20 other countries where same-sex marriage is now simply known as "marriage."
Univision will no longer show Miss Universe after Trump's anti-Mexican remarks
That could hit the Donald where it hurts — his wallet.
Turns out people get angry when you say white Americans are terrorists, too
There's a common post-9/11 assumption about terrorism in the United States — that it’s mainly the work of Muslims and foreigners. It’s not.
Queen Elizabeth warns of 'dangerous' division in Europe
Though Buckingham Palace insisted that her speech was politically neutral, newspapers in Britain questioned that assessment.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev addressed his victims in court today. Here's what he said
The judge had the last word, and he didn't hold back.
WikiLeaks reveals US spying on French President Francois Hollande
Founder Julian Assange promised to release more documents soon.
Obama said the N-word publicly. These white US presidents used it behind everyone's backs
Analysis: The president was making a complex point about race in America, but all anyone heard was a single word.
There are some fascinating tidbits in the leaked Saudi diplomatic cables
But for the most part they include nothing we didn't already know.
Venezuela's Maduro calls Donald Trump a 'thief'
'How dare you mess with our brothers,' Maduro said.
Mexico to Donald Trump: You are one ‘ignorant,' 'prejudiced' hombre
'They’re rapists,' Trump said of Mexicans while announcing his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
Here's why you shouldn't be celebrating the new $10 banknote
Sure, it will feature a woman. But she will have to share the honor with a man. And there's more.
21 Republican US senators just voted against a ban on torture. Here are their names
Who are the elected lawmakers who read the CIA torture report and thought — meh?