Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
Children among 71 migrants found dead in truck in Austria
The deaths highlighted the dangers faced by migrants at the hands of traffickers on arrival in Europe, even if they survive perilous voyages across the Mediterranean.
The migration crisis threatens the 'soul' of Europe. Here are 6 figures that explain why
Europe is struggling to cope with the influx of so many people in such a short period of time.
Trash talk trumps civility on the 2016 campaign trail
'If you wrestle with a pig, two things happen. You get dirty, and the pig enjoys it.'
Extreme satire about Donald Trump actually believable to foreign media
A satirical website reported that Trump wants to deport all Kenyans from the United States. A Kenyan newspaper fell for it. Can you blame them?
Russia lifts Wikipedia ban after it edits drugs entry
Russia's media watchdog said Tuesday it had lifted a short-lived ban on Russian-language Wikipedia over an entry on a form of cannabis.
Indonesia still grapples with the ghosts of communism
Decades after a brutal political massacre, 'communist' remains a wounding slur.
Is Peru’s new anti-drug policy too tough even for Washington?
The country that's one of the world’s top cocaine producers wants to shoot down drug planes, in defiance of US wishes.
Myanmar's tense political purge plays out in Facebook posts
The revolution may not be televised, but it will be shared in a status update.
Russia's famously crooked courts are now going after foreigners
They're foreign citizens who've fallen afoul of the Kremlin and wound up on Russian soil to pay the price.
Life on the front lines: A view from James Foley’s camera
A montage of the American journalist's best reporting for GlobalPost.
Refugees or migrants? The distinction is important and often misunderstood
The movement of people leaving their countries is becoming a civil rights issue where mobility, not semantics, matters.
Trump says he would raise visa fees to pay for Mexican border wall
The frontrunner in a crowded Republican field has made immigration a central plank of his campaign.
Australia's 'Crocodile Dundee of parliament' is the most unlikely gay marriage supporter
Croc-wrangling politician Warren Entsch has become one of the loudest voices in support of marriage equality.
This German newspaper thought Russia might invade Berlin
Old habits die hard.
Russia bans, un-bans Reddit, continues streak of failing at the internet
It's not just Reddit.
China's sudden currency devaluation is a really big deal — and here's why
Let's read the tea leaves.
A Mexican city wants to name and shame litterbugs on giant billboards
But state officials ordered the city of San Nicolas to cover up billboards showing a mug shot and full name of a serial litterer.
No way, Jose! Mexicans aren’t about to pay for Trump’s wall
The billionaire Republican frontrunner has no way of forcing Mexico to foot the bill for increased border security — and zero political capital south of the Rio Grande.
This is what it sounds like when a government is tanking
Brazilians don't hold back in their pot-banging protests against the authorities.
Here are the craziest things GOP candidates are selling at their online stores
You can buy a $75 'Guaca Bowle' to support Jeb! Bush's campaign.
Netanyahu asks US Jews to oppose Iran nuclear deal
His plea could translate into grassroots pressure on US lawmakers to reject the treaty.
Protesters demand change in the world's most murderous nation (INFOGRAPHIC)
Meanwhile, the US mulls an aid program to help the economy and stanch the flow of immigrants.
If Bernie Sanders were running in Britain, he might actually win
If 'socialist' Jeremy Corbyn keeps up his lead among Labour's voters, the UK could one day have a vegetarian prime minister who eliminates nukes and college tuition.
Iran bans newspaper of nuclear deal critic, warns others
The penalties were the first issued by the government since it issued new guidelines on media coverage of the historic deal last week.
Obama is about to take on climate change like never before
The US president is expected to unveil a suite of far-reaching environmental regulations today.
European journalists bash Trump, call him a 'loudmouth'
The Donald's presidential bid draws scorn and bemusement in Europe
When Donald Trump calls immigrants 'illegal,' here's what he's really saying
Just because immigrants to the United States don't have papers doesn't mean they came to the country unlawfully.
Putin’s pal Gerard Depardieu isn't the only foreign celeb on Ukraine's blacklist
Five hundred actors, musicians and other cultural figures who've shown Russia love may also get banned from entering Ukraine.
Mexico just issued a ‘gender alert’ to stop the rampant killing of women
The United Nations has called the murders a 'pandemic.'
Why US hedge funds are attacking struggling Puerto Rican schools
Billionaire hedgefund managers have a message for debt-stricken Puerto Rico: Shut down your schools and pay us back.
White House finally responds to petition calling for Snowden to be pardoned
The whitehouse.gov petition has been live since June 9, 2013.