Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
This map shows you all the countries that have legalized same-sex marriage
Will 2015 be the year that the US legalizes gay marriage completely? How about Ireland?
Remembering a century-old Christmas truce after a year full of war
Analysis: How do we look at an event as courtly as World War I's Christmas truce in the age of terrorism?
In Israel, a 'football truce' match pays homage to World War I peace
The British embassy sponsored a soccer tournament for young Christian, Muslim, Druze and Jewish players commemorating the fabled Christmas truce of 1914.
The GroundTruth Project announces two foundation-supported correspondent positions in Middle East and Africa
Award-winning journalists Lauren Bohn and Jacob Kushner will focus on in-depth human rights reporting.
Think it’s just Putin who runs Russia? Guess again
He gets by with a little help from his friends.
Looking for neo-Nazis? There's an app for that
Germany’s battle against far-right extremism goes mobile.
Terrorist nation status would be a ‘big deal’ for North Korea
Following the Sony hack, Obama is weighing whether to add Kim Jong Un’s regime to its list of shame.
Iraq Kurd chief visits Mt. Sinjar after siege broken
'We did not expect to achieve all these victories,' said Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani.
Tunisians vote in historic presidential run-off
Sunday's election pits a former Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali official against an incumbent who claims to defend the legacy of the 2011 revolution.
North Korea threatens 'ultra-harsh action' on US soil over hacking allegation
The North vowed to surpass the 'proportional response declared by Obama.'
The churches burned after Egypt’s coup last year are still in ruins (PHOTOS)
The army promised it would help rebuild the churches destroyed and damaged by angry mobs, but parishioners are still waiting.
Cuba says US must respect its communist system
President Raul Castro warned that Cuban-American exiles might try to sabotage the rapprochement.
'Gucci Grace' Mugabe eyes the throne
Zimbabwe's First Lady has bold political ambitions, and some observers believe she is already pulling the strings.
North Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with US
North's foreign ministry said there would be 'grave consequences' if Washington refused to agree to the joint probe.
The Cuban expats are celebrating — the ones in Mexico, that is
Mexico has one of the biggest Cuban immigrant communities after the US. Many are happy Obama's restoring diplomatic relations with Havana, and hoping for an end to the trade embargo.
Sad about North Korea killing 'The Interview'? Here's a way to fill your dictator-shaped void
'The Interview' and its depiction of Kim Jong Un got pulled, but the entertainment industry has produced plenty of other dictatorial performances to enjoy.
Europe takes a harder line on migrants
The EU is moving away from saving lives, focusing instead on keeping newcomers out.
Europe finds unity on Russia
But a stress-free year-end summit can't hide the huge challenges facing the EU in 2015.
FBI says North Korean government was responsible for the Sony cyber attack
President Barack Obama also said the United States would "respond proportionally" to the incident.
No, Putin doesn’t know how to fix Russia’s economy
But don’t worry, he says, things will get better. Seeking to calm fears, the president blames the West for his country’s crisis.
In Greece, young migrants fight to be considered Greek
Children of Greek migrants still face a long road to full acceptance in the country they call home.
Raul Castro to Obama: Thanks, Barack. Now end the sanctions
Cuban leader says his people want better relations with the US but won’t compromise their independence.
Pakistan mourns 148 killed in Taliban school massacre
The assault on an army-run school is the deadliest terror attack in Pakistan's history.
Why that Australian hostage taker was a delusional phony
News analysis: Here are Asia-Pacific’s real jihadi groups.
From Ferguson to Plymouth Rock, protests against oppressive systems unite
Americans of various ethnic backgrounds cry out against modern-day exploitation.
Is Europe cursed by hard times?
EU leaders are struggling to find an escape route from ongoing economic stagnation.
For child migrants in France, growing up could mean losing it all
Thousands of unaccompanied minors face unemployment and homelessness in their adopted country as they come of age.
Obama just sanctioned Venezuela. Here's what he needs to consider
Analysis: The US president imposed sanctions on Venezuelan government officials. He needs to take these not-so-small issues into account.
Europe’s refugee asylum systems buckling under pressure
For refugees fleeing violence and oppression, reaching Europe means facing a whole new set of challenges.
Photographing Greece's 'lost generation'
A generation of young people has gotten stuck in Greece, their dreams to make better lives elsewhere deferred.
Lima climate talks fall short, making 2015 breakthrough less likely
The meeting ended with a far more modest agenda than many had hoped for.