Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
Netanyahu wins Israel election after sharp shift to the right
Netanyahu at the last-minute reached for his conservative base by abandoning a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state. And it seems to have worked.
Here’s what Israel’s election looked like from the West Bank
The Israeli government has a profound effect on more than 4 million people who have no capacity to choose it.
The mayor of Lima is getting compared to the Islamic State for painting over murals
Luis Castañeda is swapping the Peruvian's capital's street art for his party colors.
Say hello to Israel's first all-women ultra-Orthodox Jewish party
They're only expected to win a few hundred votes, but they're making some of Israel's deeply conservative communities nervous.
Seven women peacemakers who should be on your radar
Meet seven women in a long, untelevised fight where the warriors are unsung and the sidelines are really the field.
For the first time ever, Arab parties in Israel are poised to become a real political power
Now some Israeli Arab voters are feeling an unusual sensation: optimism.
Antarctica: Straight to the bottom of the earth
After reporting from the Arctic with the GroundTruth team in 2012, Caitlin McNally embarks on a trip to Antarctica to cover the vast continent's delicate, and threatened, ecosystem.
What do Israeli voters say about Gaza? Not a lot
With media fixated on where Netanyahu falls in the polls, you don't hear much about last summer's war that left more than 2,100 Gazans dead.
Kerry says US will have to negotiate with Syria's Assad
The rise of a common enemy, hardline militant group Islamic State, appears to have slightly softened the West's stance towards the Syrian leader.
Why Israelis are falling out of love with Benjamin Netanyahu
As election day draws near, the term 'Bibi fatigue' is getting tossed around more and more.
Former Maldives president Nasheed jailed for 13 years
Nasheed called on his supporters to take to the streets to protest against the sentence after a trial his party said was 'blatantly politicized.'
Iraqi troops pause battle for Tikrit, await reinforcements
Islamic State fighters still hold about half the city.
Start the rumor mill: Vladimir Putin is missing!
The Russian strongman hasn’t been seen in a while, and there are a lot of theories about why not.
Tony Abbott ate a raw unpeeled onion because YOLO (VIDEO)
Onion breath probably isn't going to help his approval ratings, though.
What’s the Buzzfeed? The UK prime minister is about to find out
After snubbing UK broadcasters, David Cameron agrees to a beer with the online empire.
North Korea + Russia = Friends forever?
Under one proposed investment deal, Moscow would gain access to North Korea’s reportedly rich mineral deposits in exchange for building new railways in the hermit kingdom.
Watch Live: Hillary Clinton speaks about email scandal
'I want the public to see my email,' Clinton tweeted last week. Let's see if she has anything to add.
Some Russian officials say Islamists killed Boris Nemtsov
Not everyone is convinced.
Putin admits to ordering Crimea annexation before referendum
State-owned channel Russia TV released the trailer of a documentary in which Russian President Vladimir Putin discloses the details of the Crimea annexation.
Two charged with Nemtsov killing include Chechen officer: report
Zaur Dadayev, who served in Chechnya's interior ministry, confessed when questioned by investigators.
East Ukraine rebels say heavy weapons pullback complete
An Ukrainian army spokesman assured reporters that the government was also upholding its end of the bargain
Five killed in Mali nightclub attack
The attack in Bamako was the first suspected attack targeting Westerners in a city braced for jihadist violence since 2012.
US, France 'on same page' over Iran, want stronger deal: Kerry
The US and France sought on Saturday to play down any disagreements over nuclear talks with Iran.
Egypt carries out first hanging over pro-Morsi violence
Hundreds of Morsi supporters have been sentenced to death after speedy mass trials.
Here are 5 women leaders fighting Europe’s toughest political battles
Surprise! None of them are Angela Merkel.
The child sex abuse scandals engulfing Britain
Years after revelations of an entertainer’s crimes, the UK grapples with an ugly, sprawling legacy of abuse and lies.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is out of jail, says he'll fight on
The opposition has scheduled a protest rally in Moscow for April 19, said Mikhail Kasyanov, a former prime minister.
TV debates might be too American for UK elections
Or at least some Brits say so, after Prime Minister David Cameron refused to go head-to-head with his top contender, Ed Miliband.
Conan O'Brien's visit to Cuba is about way more than comedy
This is what cultural diplomacy looks like.
Meet NATO’s man in Moscow
Robert Pszczel: ‘Sometimes I take a little pill before going on to stabilize my blood pressure.’
Thousands of Russians mourn slain opposition leader Nemtsov at funeral (PHOTOS)
'We never thought this could happen, but it did,' Gennady Gudkov, a prominent Kremlin opponent, said.