Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
The Chinese government is obliterating this hugely popular comedian
His crime? Belonging to the wrong political clique.
What Boris Nemtsov’s death means for Russia’s opposition movement
Analysis from writers and experts who give the view from Moscow.
Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to Congress: The drinking game
Bibi just had his rock star moment in Congress. Let's tally the score.
Rwandan genocide survivor finds solace in remembering
The Genocide Survivors Support Network (GSSN) aims to help survivors in the United States move on with life without losing sight of the past.
Brace yourself, Netanyahu has arrived in the US
The Israeli prime minister plans to give a speech on Iran in front of Congress. And there are a lot of people unhappy about that.
5 signs that Cuba is already very open to Americans
The talks between Havana and Washington may be slow going, but Cuba is clearly emerging from its 1950s time capsule.
Moscow marchers say: 'I am not afraid'
Thousands of Russians are marching in Moscow in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, shot dead last week.
Why the Kremlin has jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko
Analysis: Savchenko is as much a symbol for Russian officials as she is for Ukraine.
Russian opposition mourns murdered leader Boris Nemtsov
A former deputy prime minister, Nemtsov was the most prominent opposition figure killed in Russian President Vladimir Putin's 15-year rule.
Charges against Argentina’s president are dismissed. Here's why
Analysis: It's no surprise Judge Daniel Rafecas ruled to drop accusations that the government was blocking the Jewish center bombing investigation.
Argentine judge throws out cover-up charge against President Fernandez
'The evidence gathered far from meets the minimal standard,' said a statement from the judiciary branch's CIJ information service.
Here's why the UK is sending troops to Ukraine after the ceasefire
A scathing report from the House of Lords accused Britain and other EU members of 'sleep-walking into the current crisis.'
Webcast to examine link between maternal and child health
The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in collaboration with The GroundTruth Project, held a panel discussion on breaking down silos in maternal and child health.
Al Shabaab threatens to attack Mall of America
The Al-Qaeda-linked group also threatened Canada's West Edmonton Mall, London's famous Oxford Street shopping hub and two malls in France.
Hear from Egypt’s young revolutionaries behind bars
In their own words.
Kyiv points finger at Russia after two killed in blast
Kyiv said it had arrested suspects who had been armed and instructed in Russia.
Come home, families beg Syria-bound UK schoolgirls
The three girls flew to Istanbul on a Turkish Airlines flight from London's Gatwick airport.
Ukraine army, pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners under tattered truce
The swap was in rare compliance with a truce so badly breached that the US warned it could escalate sanctions on Russia within days.
Tsipras declares victory as Greece dodges financial collapse
'We won a battle, not the war. The difficulties, the real difficulties ... are ahead of us,' Tsipras said.
Yemen's former leader leaves Sanaa after house arrest
Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is reported to have fled his residence in disguise.
The search for truth and reconciliation in church sex abuse scandal
Leading voices around the world try to push the Catholic Church further toward justice.
A timeline of Venezuela's slide toward disaster
Once hailed as the savior of Latin America’s poor, Hugo Chavez’s movement is now in economic ruin and jailing democratic opponents.
Pope Francis's response to clergy sex abuse tripped up by Vatican loophole
Francis doesn't actually have the power to fix the crisis. Bishops do.
3 surprising ways Argentina's umbrella march dared to be different
The region's most gripping saga has produced one of the most genteel protests.
Russia is signing deals with more separatist regions
While the world watches Ukraine, the Kremlin may be eyeing Georgian breakaway territories.
Germany rejects Greece's request for an extension of its bailout program
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis sent the request to Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem Wednesday in a race to avoid running out of cash.
Obama says world needs to address the problems that fuel terrorism
In counterterrorism speech, the American president said extremism builds when millions are left impoverished.
Some of Europe’s Jews might take Netanyahu up on his offer of a new home
Others doubt that flight to Israel is the answer to anti-Semitism in the EU.
Alberta tar sands pollution suspected in rare cancer cases
As lawmakers in Washington argue over the Keystone XL pipeline, there is evidence of disease in people and fish at its proposed source.
Ukraine rebels disavow ceasefire at encircled town
Pro-Russian rebels announced they would not observe the truce at Debaltseve, where Ukrainian army forces were encircled.
Man shot dead by Copenhagen police after gun attacks
Early Sunday, police said they had shot and killed a man after he fired at officers in the inner-city neighborhood of Noerrebro.