Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
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."
Nigeria's first opposition win since '60 puts an ex-military coup leader back in power
Nigerians weren’t happy with their president, and so they voted him out. It's not as simple as it sounds.
Nigeria says goodbye to Goodluck Jonathan
Jonathan's People's Democratic Party (PDP) has been in charge since the end of army rule in 1999.
Nigeria's Buhari builds unassailable lead in historic vote
This election could mark the first time an incumbent loses at the ballot box in Africa's most populous nation.
Nigeria's election is really important. Here is why
In these apocalyptic days, there is a new reason why this election matters so much: Boko Haram.
Greek PM says he wants 'honest compromise' with creditors but not at any cost
Athens could run out of cash by the end of April.
Nigeria election results due to start trickling in
Opposition groups are already contesting at least part of the outcome.
Iran, powers explore nuclear compromises, Israel alarmed
Iran and six world powers tried to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned that attempts to reach a preliminary deal could yet fall apart.
Nigerian voters try again after technical glitches
The technical difficulties set the tone for a potential dispute.
Iran and powers close in on 2-3 page nuclear deal, success uncertain
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters on arrival: 'I hope we can get a robust agreement. Iran has the right to civil nuclear power, but with regard to the atomic bomb, it's no.'
Nigeria's refugee camp ballots add a new challenge to free elections
1.2 million people have been displaced by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria. How many of them will get to the polls today?
Forget left and right, Europe's new politics are all over the place
Here’s a guide to the new political forces taking shape.
Israel to transfer frozen tax revenue to Palestinians
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said the move was to protect Israel's interests.
Nigerian president warns against bloodshed ahead of Saturday's vote
People are stockpiling food and supplies in anticipation of violence after the closest presidential race since the end of military rule.
Two top Ukrainian officials just got busted on live TV
This time, corruption doesn’t pay.
'Productive' Afghan talks show US friendship: Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday hailed a day of "productive" talks with new Afghan leaders, saying it proved the depth of ties between Washington and Kabul.
Lee Kuan Yew is dead. Here are 7 of his most provocative quotes
He was no Mandela or Gandhi. But Lee Kuan Yew will be remembered for lifting millions out of poverty — even if that meant micromanaging their lives.
Saudi says Iran should not get 'undeserved' nuclear deals
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said on Monday that Iran, which is negotiating with world powers on its nuclear programme, should not get "undeserved deals".
Netanyahu allies blame White House criticism on misunderstanding
Republican Senator John McCain said Obama should get over his 'temper tantrum.'
North Africa jihadi front spreads to Arab Spring cradle Tunisia
Libyan and Tunisian jihadists have streamed to the ranks of Islamic State and other militant groups in Syria and Iraq.
Houthis seize strategic Yemeni city, escalating power struggle
Residents of Taiz said Houthis militias took over the city's military airport without a struggle late on Saturday.
Western powers pledge unity in Iran nuclear talks
The British, French, German and US foreign ministers noted 'substantial progress' in the discussions with Tehran.
Tunisia arrests suspected militants after museum attack
Hundreds of Tunisians gathered for a mass in Tunis on Saturday, lighting candles to remember the victims of the Bardo museum attack.
With Yemen attack, IS aims to eclipse Al Qaeda: analysts
Suicide bombings at two mosques frequented by members of the Shia Huthi militia killed 142 people on Friday.
Kerry says progress made in nuclear talks, time to make tough decisions
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying there was 'nothing that cannot be resolved' between the parties.
A break-in at a South African nuclear complex alarms Washington and strains relations years later
Two teams of raiders penetrated a site holding enough explosives to fuel six nuclear bombs, but no one was ever caught.
The things I carry (to Antarctica)
Reporter Caitlin McNally prepares to arrive in an alien world of ice and snow.