Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
Boko Haram: spreading fear and blood in Nigeria and beyond
A mosque attack that killed at least 120 was part of an increasingly familiar pattern that has spread fear even beyond Nigeria's borders.
Benghazi another case of pointless political bickering
Analysis: The findings of the latest congressional report on Benghazi prove yet again that backbiting and political grandstanding serve only to spend taxpayer dollars and hide the truth.
The Kremlin is loving the Ferguson riots
Nothing is better for Russian propaganda than some good old fashioned American disorder.
Hungarian protesters are starting to rock the boat
Demonstrations against an internet tax are turning into a movement against Prime Minister Victor Orban. Can it maintain momentum?
Tunisians vote for first freely elected president of post-Ben Ali era
'Now we are the only country in the Arab world who does not know who their president will be until after the vote is finished,' said Mouna Jeballi, a voter in Tunis.
Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan
The Taliban and other jihadist militants have unleashed waves of suicide attacks in Afghanistan this year as foreign forces pull out after 13 years of war.
Rwanda’s disappearing dissidents
Emile Gafirita said he had evidence that Paul Kagame ordered the shooting down of the Rwandan presidential plane 20 years ago. And then he disappeared.
Iran open to extending nuclear talks by up to one year
Tehran said it's open to having the nuclear negotiations extended if no real progress towards an agreement is achieved on Sunday.
West wants Russian regime change over Ukraine, says Kremlin
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke out against Western sanctions on Russia after US VP Joe Biden hinted Friday at possible further measures.
Obama signs order expanding US Afghanistan role: NYT
The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in Afghanistan for at least another year.
After Obama's immigration speech, a gringo abroad suddenly feels popular
Opinion: Can the United States win hearts and minds by simply not deporting them?
What is environmental mitigation? It might just help save the planet
Opinion: Efforts to offset environmental damage with environmentally friendly projects should be a priority in US development.
Romanians choose change
A surprise new president offers renewed hope for reform in central Europe.
5 things government whistleblowers say you must know
The US government sees Americans as 'the enemy' and other common sense advice in the Snowden era.
How green bonds can fund a conservation renaissance
Opinion: The shortfall in funding to protect nature is not as insurmountable as it might seem.
Austrian teachers learn how to spot Islamic State recruits
The Vienna School Board has developed a process to identify radicalization in students and prevent "jihadi brides."
Why reversing deforestation is all about love
Opinion: How love stories and entrepreneurship intertwine in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest.
The head of world's biggest economic bloc faces calls to resign
Just days into his tenure as president of the European Commission, document leaks put Jean-Claude Juncker in the hot seat.
Bronx youth turn to unconventional jobs in bleak job market (VIDEO)
The Bronx has the highest unemployment rate in the state of New York. Here's what millennials there are doing about it.
How to foil spies in the Snowden era
From typewriters to quantum cryptography, governments are exploring old and new ways of keeping information secret.
Bombs and Biodiversity: Why military lands make great conservation areas
Opinion: Military training grounds often host more rare and endangered species than nearby national parks. A closer look at unlikely conservationists.
Brazil's rich and powerful may no longer be above the law
The country's first trial for insider trading and a major investigation at Petrobras oil company could change Latin America's powerhouse forever.
How to keep the American Southwest from drying up altogether
Opinion: A terrible drought is testing the limits of the Colorado River. Here are some of the groups trying to avert a larger catastrophe.
Putin's awkward weekend at the G-20, as explained by 'Mean Girls' GIFs
Apparently, there's no room for Putin at the cool table.
The race to save Louisiana's disappearing coast
The lead reporter on ProPublica's recent investigation talks about what the environmental catastrophe means to him.
After 50 days, rifts emerge among Hong Kong’s protesters
The Mong Kok camp braces for court-ordered destruction, exposing the movement’s angry, working-class underbelly.
G20 summit agenda: Hold koala, smile
Jimbelung the koala gets around.
IS claims beheading of US aid worker Kassig
The Islamic State released a video Sunday that also showed the gruesome simultaneous beheadings of at least 18 men described as Syrian military personnel.
Hong Kong student leaders blocked from traveling to Beijing
The three students were seeking direct talks with top Chinese leaders.
Putin plans to leave G20 early after West blasts Russia over Ukraine
"I guess I’ll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine," Canadian PM Stephen Harper said to Putin.
Iraq forces break jihadist siege of main oil refinery
Iraqi forces broke the months-long siege by the Islamic State as America's top officer flew in to discuss the possibility of expanded war.