Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
This year's El Niño is one of the worst on record, and that's bad for everyone
Floods in the Americas, fires in Asia and drought in Africa: Welcome to the season of extreme weather.
It’s never too late for a Putin-themed holiday gift set
If this sounds a bit too Orwellian, it probably is.
Iran ships 25,000 pounds of low-enriched uranium to Russia under nuclear deal
US Secretary of State John Kerry described the shipment as "significant progress towards Iran completing its key nuclear commitments under the deal."
Japan made an $8 million apology to its former 'comfort women'
Japan has struck a compensation deal with South Korea that it says ends the dispute over wartime sex slaves once and for all.
The 5 European leaders most likely to be Donald Trump’s soulmate
Europe has its own breed of right-wing populists, and their rise toward the continent's corridors of power is no joke.
Iraqi forces drive Islamic State out of Ramadi
For days, Iraqi forces have been locked in intense battles to take back the capital of Anbar province, which fell to the terror group in May.
China passes its first domestic violence law
The new rules apply to unmarried people who live together but does not protect gay couples, a senior lawmaker said.
So, almost 12,000 candidates registered for Iran's February election
It's a record-breaking level of participation at a time of political uncertainty in the Islamic Republic.
'Armed' Chinese ship near disputed isles, Japan's coast guard says
Japan and China routinely butt heads over ownership of the uninhabited East China Sea islets, but this time the ship was said to be armed.
India's Modi makes a surprise 'goodwill' visit to Pakistan
The Indian prime minister visited arch-rival Pakistan on Friday, the first such trip in a decade.
Leading pollster finds Palestinian public opinion on violence 'frightening'
'Their support for violence is not motivated by Islamic ideology. They are motivated by their despair.'
Survivor pulled from China's landslide rubble after being buried for 3 days
Rescuers scrabbling through the debris of a huge three-day-old landslide discovered a young man alive in the mud on Wednesday.
Platini slams FIFA ban as 'masquerade', vows to fight in court
US-SOCCER-FIFA:Platini slams FIFA ban as 'masquerade', vows to fight in court
US Democrats hit Trump, clash over jihadist fight in debate
Hillary Clinton and other Democratic presidential hopefuls used Donald Trump as a political bogeyman Saturday to highlight their own calls to defeat jihadist extremists.
Lifeguards from Spain's party beaches are the quiet heroes of Lesbos
'I couldn’t understand why the children were dying so close to the beach and no one was saving them.'
There is no bromance between Trump and Putin
Putin just knows when and how to butter up power-hungry Americans.
Imagine if people in Congress shared a dorm. In Myanmar, they do
It looks like a college dormitory. Or perhaps a minimum-security prison.
UN endorses Syria peace plan in rare show of unity among big powers
The plan calls for a ceasefire, talks between the Syrian government and opposition, and a roughly two-year timeline to create a unity government and hold elections.
Putin: Trump is 'outstanding, talented' and 'the absolute leader of the presidential race'
Russian President Vladimir Putin has finally found an American politician to love.
Macedonia would change its name to settle a 24-year-old dispute with Greece
Then the Greeks could stop accusing the Macedonians of expropriating their historical culture.
No evidence California attackers were part of terrorist cell: FBI head
The FBI also said it's found evidence that the suspects were radicalized in private messages, but not in public social media posts, as some have reported.
The growth of the American far right on display at Republican debate
It was a rather hawkish affair.
South Africa's hashtag campaigns are getting results in real life
#ZumaMustFall is the latest social media movement to galvanize broad support and pressure the president.
One of the world's worst polluters isn't who you'd expect
Forget smoke stacks and exhaust fumes. Indonesia's forest fires are one of the single biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions.
Malala condemns Donald Trump's 'ideology of hatred'
Nobel prize winner Malala Yousafzai slammed Donald Trump's views on Muslims on Tuesday at a ceremony to remember 134 Pakistani school children killed in a Taliban attack last year.
Is Argentina really over the Kirchners? Don’t be so sure
Presidente Mauricio Macri was sworn in with a 'Let's Change' program. But Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's allies still dominate Argentine politics.
EU says new border force needed to restore security amid refugee crisis
The EU unveiled plans Tuesday for a new border and coast guard agency that can intervene even without the host country's consent.
Even in election defeat, Europe's anti-immigrant movements are growing stronger
Some French Socialist candidates even had to pull out of the regional elections to prevent a National Front victory.
Brazilian politics just became even more of a soap opera
Here are 4 binge-worthy episodes.
Here are some of the weirdest things that happened in the US in 2015
This is surely not an exhaustive list.
France's far right was crushed at the polls, but still has fans
The xenophobic, anti-immigrant message was not enough for France's National Front to win seats in regional elections.