Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
The new Philippines president vows to 'butcher' criminals. Here's his plan.
Duterte’s ascent to the presidency was driven by a constant refrain: Elect me and I will hunt down and kill criminals en masse. Courts be damned. Screw human rights.
Return stolen assets, Nigeria's Buhari tells Cameron
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday urged Britain to return assets stolen by corrupt officials in pointed remarks after Prime Minister David Cameron called his country "fantastically corrupt".
Brazil just pulled a 360 on impeachment. Here's what it means.
The impeachment process seemed like it was suddenly off — until it was back on. President Dilma Rousseff may be suspended from office by end of the week.
London's new Muslim mayor hails 'unity over division'
London's new mayor Sadiq Khan thanked voters for choosing "unity over division" as he was elected Saturday, becoming the first Muslim leader of a major Western capital.
Two Trumps? Filipino Americans can vote in two (remarkably similar) elections this year
Both races have been marked by controversial candidates and intense media coverage, as the two countries select new leaders to succeed termed-out presidents.
Journalist barraged with anti-Semitic threats after profiling Donald Trump’s wife
“They said I’d make a good lampshade,” says Julia Ioffe.
Just how uncivil is Election 2016? MIT's Media Lab has some charts you should see.
“You don’t have to be an MIT scientist to know that the presidential campaign has often been lewd, crude, and rude. But it helps.”
Amnesty International slams Egypt 'paranoia' over anti-government protest
Dozens of activists and several journalists were arrested at a rally in Cairo calling for the 'downfall' of the regime.
English junior doctors stage all-out strike over pay, conditions
Junior doctors in England staged their first ever all-out strike Tuesday in a bitter row with Prime Minister David Cameron's government over pay and conditions.
Obama's unambiguous message to Brits: Please stay in the EU
British Prime Minister David Cameron knows the impact Obama's message could have in his country — and on undecided voters watching the evening news in Britain tonight.
Brazil's next first lady a 'beautiful, demure housewife'? Cue the memes
A magazine headline infuriates 2016 Brazilians about 1950s stereotypes.
One-time slave Harriet Tubman to be new face of US $20 bill
The abolitionist will be the first woman and first African American featured on US currency.
Who actually wins if Brazil impeaches its president?
Winners and losers are not so clearly defined in Brazil's political crisis.
The two Hillarys: Is Hillary Clinton like a different person once she’s outside of the US?
Reporter Indira Lakshmanan covered both Clinton's 2008 run for the presidency and her time around the world as Secretary of State.
Brazil in crisis after Rousseff impeachment vote
Brazil woke Monday to deep political crisis after lawmakers authorized impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, sparking claims that democracy was under threat in Latin America's biggest country.
Germany is receiving way fewer refugees now, but the crisis isn't over
Europe's biggest destination saw a sharp drop in the number of new arrivals, but asylum claims keep piling up.
Bernie Sanders meets privately with Pope Francis
Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders met briefly with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday, using the lightning visit to align his White House bid with the popular pontiff's advocacy of a "moral economy."
They fled Iran for the same reason, but disagree on how to change things at home
Marina Nemat and Saeid Vafa have a lot in common. They're both Iranians and they both fled to Canada after running afoul of Iran's government.
Half of Brazil's presidential impeachment committee faces corruption charges
One look at Brazil's Congress, and you might wonder who’s in worse trouble.
Rousseff accuses vice president of treachery in Brazil 'coup'
The Brazilian president says 'coup plotters' are using impeachment proceedings to bring down her government.
Canada wants to revive diplomatic ties with Iran
The Conservative-led government in Ottawa abruptly cut off ties with Iran in 2012. Now, the new Liberal government says it’s time to turn the page.
Peru locked up Alberto Fujimori. Will it now elect his daughter president?
Keiko Fujimori won the first round, but it's unclear if she can convince Peruvians she's different enough from dad to win the runoff election in June.
Ukrainian PM Yatseniuk resigns, paving way for new government
Yatseniuk survived a no-confidence motion in February, but political infighting and graft scandals have fractured the ruling coalition and further delayed international aid.
Three awesome African street artists you should know about
These graffiti artists are working to get the continent's street-art community more visibility.
Mexico City gets choked by the worst smog in over a decade
New restrictions have reduced the number of cars on the road, but that might not make much difference.
Britain's Cameron says he mishandled Panama Papers tax scrutiny
"Well, it's not been a great week," Cameron began.
The 'Latino vote' is a myth
The idea of a singular Latino population is a US creation.
9 statistics that explain the magnitude of the Panama Papers
We’re just beginning to understand the magnitude of the biggest data leak in history. For now, here’s one way to understand the “Panama Papers”: By the numbers.
Old custom, new couples: Gay Indians are having arranged marriages
A new company is helping gay Indians find spouses — even if India won’t recognize their marriages yet.
Here's what happens when women are punished for having abortions
Donald Trump said women should be punished for getting abortions. In El Salvador, they are.
It's official — North Korea is pursuing a nuclear program
A top Pyongyang envoy told Reuters the hermit kingdom will move ahead with its nuclear and ballistic missile program, in defiance of the US and its allies.