Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
How the UK election could affect the global war on drugs
The leading politicians just say no, but the rise of smaller parties means more pressure to reform Britain's drug laws.
Ethiopian Israelis have had enough of the state's institutional racism
Sunday’s protest against police brutality shocked many residents of Tel Aviv. But members of Israel’s Ethiopian minority will tell you it was decades in the making.
Germanwings co-pilot 'practiced descent on previous flight'
The investigation has confirmed initial suspicions that Lubitz deliberately crashed the plane.
Netanyahu makes last attempt to stay in power
The Israeli prime minister has just hours to form a coalition or step aside.
Burundians are standing up to their president. And it's making Rwanda nervous
Rwanda has a crisis on its doorstep, and its president is taking notes.
These are the signs Mexico is finally taking its corruption problem seriously
A new website exposes candidates' wealth, and a new anti-corruption system could make dirty politicos more vulnerable to prosecution.
British election raises questions of legitimacy
if Labour secures a majority, it could take control of Downing Street, despite having technically lost.
Someone stole $1 billion from Moldova. That's an eighth of its GDP
Cue the big protest.
Danish editor slams US 'political correctness' on cartoons
The Danish editor who commissioned the Muhammad cartoons that triggered deadly protests a decade ago said Monday the failed attack on a Texas cartoon exhibition won't change how "p
France's Jean-Marie Le Pen to be disciplined by National Front leaders
The 86-year-old has embarrassed the party after reiterating the idea that Nazi gas chambers were merely a 'detail of history.'
Scottish secessionists could be the UK election's big winner
They used to have low turnouts. But on May 7 the Scots are set to vote in greater numbers than the English, Welsh or Northern Irish, and largely for their pro-independence party.
6 Baltimore police officers charged for Freddie Gray's death
Prosecutors in Baltimore on Friday charged six officers with multiple counts including second-degree murder and manslaughter in connection with the death of a 25-year-old.
American police kill civilians at a shocking rate compared to other developed countries
Freddie Gray's death is part of a bigger story.
UN experts say unrest threatens Burundi's fragile democracy
Opposition leaders say Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third straight term goes against both the constitution and a peace deal that ended a civil war in 2006.
Venezuela's medicine shortage is so bad that pharmacies are fingerprinting the sick
Critics call the new system medicine rationing.
North Korea, Venezuela and Russia are having a field day with Baltimore
American exceptionalism, anyone?
Cameron's Conservatives have at least one New York billionaire's vote
But Mike Bloomberg also gave a couple of reasons some of the public won't be voting that way.
The two-party system in the UK is gone
British politics used to be simple. Now the two-party system is a thing of the past and next month’s election is one of the most hotly contested in years.
EU lawmakers demand migrant burden be shared
Though leaders agreed to boost funding for search and rescue, few countries are stepping up to take in the refugees.
The campaign ads Mexico's censors don't want you to see
You thought Democrats and Republicans got nasty?
Kazakhstan's president was just re-elected with an outrageous 97.7 percent of the vote
Seems a little suspicious.
Answers to all the questions you are asking about the Indonesian executions
Indonesia is set soon to execute eight foreigners convicted of drug offenses, despite international outrage and desperate appeals for mercy from relatives.
Chile's journalists union kicked out a powerful media mogul over CIA propaganda cash
Declassified US files say the CIA paid loads of money to top Chilean newspapers to 'set the stage for the military coup.'
Poland says it will deny entry to pro-Putin biker gang
Poland will not allow members of a Russian motorcycle club linked to President Vladimir Putin to cross its border and enter the European Union's territory.
Obama admits accidentally killing 3 Americans in counterterrorism strikes in Pakistan
One American victim, killed along with an Italian, were Al Qaeda hostages. The two other Americans were alleged Al Qaeda affiliates.
The British media rehearses the queen's death at least once a year
Queen Elizabeth II turned 89 on Tuesday. And the royal press wants to make sure it is ready for the inevitable.
Pope met French Vatican envoy nominee at center of gay speculation
But Laurent Stefanini still hasn't been confirmed as ambassador to the Holy See.
Obama saying 'wha gwan Jamaica' has already become the greatest dancehall sample of all time
Here's some of the best ways DJs have remixed the US president's patois.
Wary of brinkmanship, euro zone steers away from new deadlines for Greece, official says
US-EUROZONE-GREECE:Wary of brinkmanship, euro zone steers away from new deadlines for Greece, official says
Egypt has really come full circle
What's next? Hosni Mubarak for president?
These activists are risking everything to save the environment
'They follow me. They threaten to kill me, to kidnap me, they threaten my family. That is what we face.'