Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
Putin cracks down against calls for greater autonomy in Siberia
As the Kremlin backs separatists in Ukraine, Russian activists calling for 'federalization' are finding out different rules apply at home.
How companies can help fix the youth unemployment crisis
Opinion: We can bridge the "skills gap" by better connecting young workers with employers who have jobs they desperately need to fill.
Ukrainians place huge hopes on crucial elections this weekend
Kicking out parliament’s old guard is seen as a critical step toward overhauling the crippled country. That will be the easy part.
Heroin use is so high in Myanmar that syringes now serve as currency
Shopkeepers dispense needles as small change. Addicts prefer them to dirty, worn bills.
The world's third largest democracy is now run by a populist neophyte
Despite the ovations, Jokowi's challenges are as massive as his public appeal.
If this generation continues to stumble, the economy will fall
Analysis: Millennials will not be the only ones suffering the consequences if we let youth unemployment rates soar unabated.
Young and unemployed? You might be part of Generation TBD
Unemployment plays a remarkably large role in the lives of millennials worldwide.
Ebola hits home in Britain even with no victims
Struggling to find the right note of caution at home, the UK is sending aid and volunteers abroad to help with the crisis.
The US has waged a $7.6 billion drug war in Afghanistan, and now the problem is worse than ever
In other words, it ain’t working.
And the Oscar goes to jail
The judge took pains to emphasize in her sentencing of the sprinter that South African justice is blind.
5 reasons Turkey is dragging its feet in the fight against the Islamic State
Ankara's anti-Western rhetoric isn't new. Here's what is.
Refugee abuse scandal in Germany is highlighting failing EU policies
As growing numbers flood into Europe, the crisis is straining the continent's ability to cope.
How labor unions can help beat Ebola
Commentary: Rubber tappers in Liberia are helping with prevention and detection, representing an effective new approach.
Fiercest fighting in days hits Syrian border town
Islamic State militants attacked Kurdish fighters with mortars and car bombs.
US-led coalition jets strike Kobani, Islamic State shells hit Turkey
Islamic State militants have battled Kurdish fighters for a month to take control of Kobani.
Hong Kong gov't to open talks with democracy protesters next week
Friday saw a third night of violent clashes between police and protesters, with officers using batons and pepper spray on crowds in the Mongkok shopping district.
Europe is getting dangerously close to euro crisis 2.0
Political uncertainty in Athens is triggering turmoil in the continent's nervy markets.
Why Turkey won’t support the Kurds against IS
Analysis: Age-old hatreds are playing a central role in the country’s foreign policy today.
New center to help coordinate global response to youth unemployment crisis
More than 400 million jobs will need to be created in the next decade to keep up with the growing labor force, the International Labor Organization reports.
The Gaza aid conference was kind of a charade. Here’s why
The big donations announced at lavish donor affairs may not be as generous as they seem.
Poor Obama. Venezuela just joined the UN Security Council
And Hugo Chavez's inexperienced daughter will be representing Caracas there.
Is the American right wing influencing Ireland’s vote on same-sex marriage?
The whole world is watching as the Irish prepare to head to the polls next spring.
Mr. Putin goes to Belgrade
The Russian leader's visit this week is highlighting Serbia's east-west dilemma.
Kyiv is getting rowdy — again
As elections approach, spontaneous street protests are becoming a headache for the authorities.
India embraces soft power — or maybe it’s bakshish power
Project Mausam is Prime Minister Modi’s answer to China’s charm offensive.
Mozambique could elect 'Rambo' as the country's next president this week
An aging rebel has captured the imagination of this booming country’s frustrated youth.
This map shows all the countries where voting is mandatory
It might seem weird to citizens of the United States — where only 58 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election — but it's the way things are in 21 nations around the world.
Concerned Obama's war against the Islamic State is a clusterf*ck? Here's how Britain sees it
Exclusive: British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond explains the grand strategy for Syria and Iraq.
EU has spent billions to help the Roma. So why are their lives only getting worse?
Hostility and segregation in Central Europe are growing.
Kurds hold off Islamic State in Kobani; fighters strike in Iraq
The top US military officer suggested that Washington may increase its role 'advising and assisting' Iraqi troops on the ground in future.
Bolivia votes in presidential poll; Morales seen cruising to win
'I voted for Morales,' said Flavia Nunez, a 50-year-old office clerk. 'These other right-wing candidates would take us back in time. I don't want that.'