Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
Election 2016 summed up in one Google search
Super Tuesday was a big night for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It was a bigger night for Canadian immigration websites.
N. Korea fires missiles after UN imposes tough sanctions
North Korea fired six short-range projectiles into the sea Thursday in a show of defiance just hours after the United Nations adopted the toughest sanctions to date on Pyongyang over its fourth nuclear test and rocket launch.
Banning Germany's neo-Nazis is harder than you might think
The top court is considering whether to outlaw the far-right NDP. A previous attempt failed.
Facebook's new 'angry' emoji has become a powerful weapon for Hong Kong activists
Here's how Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's Facebook page got flooded with angry faces.
Mud-soaked migrants fight for food as Greek border blockade drags on
Desperate and freezing, migrants scramble over each other to grab food thrown out from the back of a van. It has been a long, cold night on the Greek-Macedonian border.
Why Super Tuesday is the most important day of the US nomination calendar
Americans in a dozen states head to the polls for a slew of primaries and caucuses on Tuesday. The leading candidates have good odds of becoming presidential nominees.
Clashes in Calais as France destroys a major migrant camp
Charities petitioned to stop the demolition, but the court rejected their call.
What happened to these detainees after Guantanamo wasn't pretty
The transition to a new way of life, a new language, and a new continent has not gone smoothly.
Why a Ugandan opposition leader has been arrested 5 times this month
Kizza Besigye, detained repeatedly over the past week, says that recent elections were rigged.
The US stands to lose billions if Europe fumbles the refugee crisis
Politicians talk about tightening EU borders. But economists see a huge downside.
War crimes are rampant in Syria, UN inquiry finds
It's not surprising, of course. But a UN commission of inquiry says that accountability for these horrors must be part of the peace process.
Cameron calls EU referendum for June
Cameron wants Britain to stay in the EU, but five cabinet ministers are backing the 'leave' campaign.
Tear gas has become a regular thing in Kosovo’s parliament
Three times in one session.
Pope says Donald Trump 'not a Christian'
Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump cannot claim to be a Christian, Pope Francis said Thursday, after the billionaire vowed to build a border wall to keep out immigrants.
Will Uganda's 'Museveni babies' vote out the only president they've ever known?
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is unapologetically seeking a fifth term in office.
China just put very powerful missiles in the South China Sea
Surface-to-air missiles in the middle of the planet’s most contested waters? Seems sensible.
Asian-American judges among Obama's options to replace Scalia
The Republican-controlled US Senate would have to approve the nomination.
Turkey strikes Kurd, regime forces in Syria, mulls ground attack
'If there is a strategy [against the Islamic State], then Turkey and Saudi Arabia could enter into a ground operation,' Turkey's foreign minister said.
Unsurprisingly, Russia denies hitting civilians in Syria
Several Western countries have said there is no hope for progress without a halt to the Russian bombing, which has decisively turned the balance of power in favor of Assad.
South Africa is still dealing with the unresolved horrors of apartheid
Nokuthula Simelane was kidnapped, tortured and disappeared by apartheid police in 1983. Her family is still fighting for justice.
Bernie Sanders wants the US to be more like Sweden. Could it work?
Could a Scandinavian-style welfare state work in the US? And what exactly does a 'social democracy' look like in Sweden?
A party that approves shooting refugees is getting really popular in Germany
Alternative for Germany has become the country’s third most popular political force, thanks to its aggressive anti-immigration rhetoric.
Canada will end its airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on February 22
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision on Monday at a press conference with Defense Minister Hargit Sajjan and other senior officials.
40,000 people are starving to death in South Sudan
New figures released in a UN report describe some of the worst conditions yet in more than two years of civil war.
In North Korea, even a failed satellite launch would be a learning experience
We're talking about a country that has nuclear weapons, just no reliable means to deliver them. Yet.
North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, US
South Korea and the United States said they would explore whether to deploy an advanced missile defense system in South Korea.
20,000 Syrians stranded at Turkey border after Aleppo siege
Up to 20,000 Syrians fleeing a government advance in northern Aleppo province have gathered at a border crossing with Turkey, the United Nations said on Friday.
UN panel rules that Julian Assange's embassy confinement is an illegal detention
A UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has ruled that Julian Assange's confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy in London amounts to illegal detention.
Hundreds more US troops in Iraq than previously stated
Hundreds more American troops are in Iraq than the Pentagon previously stated, an official said Wednesday in an acknowledgement underscoring the sensitivity of US deployments to the war-torn nation.
Australia’s top court says it's legal to hold refugees in island detention camps
Others argue that it is immoral, inhumane and cruel.
Germany is trying to make itself less attractive to migrants
Berlin on Wednesday approved a package of measures aimed at making Germany less attractive to economic migrants, including reducing benefits.