Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
Libya now has three governments, none of which can actually govern
A new unity government finally takes office in Tripoli, after powerful militias had warned it to stay away.
Can your vote be a 'sin'? Abortion brings the church into Peru's presidential race
An archbishop says Catholics can't vote for candidates who support abortion rights, and starts a firestorm.
Libya now has three governments, none of which are able to govern
The next few weeks will be crucial in deciding Libya’s fate.
South Africa's president could be impeached
But he probably won't be — despite the country's top court ruling that Jacob Zuma breached the constitution.
Why Singapore is ground zero for the robot car revolution
Silicon Valley is the world’s top research hub for autonomous cars. But Singapore appears primed to tap America’s technological gains and get them on the road first.
Burundi’s last civil war killed 300,000. A new one is coming
Once again, Burundi is spiraling toward civil war.
China tells developers: Stop giving things embarrassing Western names
Chinese officials say property developments with names like "Yuppie International Condos" and "Merlin Champagne Town" are threatening the country's dignity.
The Brazilian president faces impeachment and just lost her biggest coalition partner
Dilma Rousseff's government is "finished," one opposition leader said.
The failed socialist utopian dream that helped make Dallas a major city
The efforts of a French socialist helped make the Texas metropolis what it is today.
A new North Korean propaganda video shows the US going up in flames
Spoiler alert: This video culminates with an intercontinental ballistic missile slamming into the ground near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
'Maximum state of emergency' declared in Libya's capital
Libya has had two rival administrations since mid-2014, when an armed alliance overran the capital.
Nigerian troops free 800 Boko Haram hostages
Nigerian troops have rescued hundreds held by Boko Haram Islamist fighters in multiple villages in the country's restive northeast, the army said Thursday.
The Australian prime minister's 'meaningless' new slogan is a thing of beauty
Malcolm Turnbull seems to be unsure whether he’s the real-life leader of a country or the star of an American TV satire.
MSF pulls out of Lesbos hotspot as aid groups slam migrant deal
International aid organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Wednesday it had suspended activities at a refugee centre on the Greek island of Lesbos to avoid being complicit in an "unfair and inhumane" EU deal to send newcomers back to Turkey.
Italy wants common European defense after Brussels attacks
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called Tuesday for a 'European pact for freedom and security' following attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.
Since Paris, there have been hundreds of terrorist attacks
Many of them were ignored by most of the world.
Trump outlines isolationist policy and advisor team
White House hopeful Donald Trump outlined Monday a starkly isolationist stance and a advisory team drawn from the energy industry and the wilder fringes of Washington's foreign policy establishment.
Venezuelans in the US say their country is worse than 1960s Cuba
And some think it's time to give persecuted Venezuelans the same special benefits Cuban refugees in the US have enjoyed.
The secret story of the last presidential visit to Cuba
Featuring rum, hookers, smuggling and more.
You won’t be able to make it through this video of the British chancellor 'interacting' with kids
George Osborne has a history of being awkward around children, but this is something else.
Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam 'wanted to blow himself up' at stadium
Captured fugitive Salah Abdeslam initially planned to blow himself up outside the Stade de France during the Paris attacks but changed his mind, a prosecutor said Saturday.
Greek minister likens Idomeni refugee camp to Dachau
Greece's interior minister on Friday likened the grim camp holding thousands of refugees on the border with Macedonia to the infamous Nazi concentration camp.
Global risk index: Trump presidency on par with terrorism
Few things are more threatening to security and the global economy than Donald Trump winning the US presidency, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Lucky Lula! Cabinet job buys Brazil’s ex-president some time
Welcome to Brazilian Politics 101.
What's killing China's judges?
Answer: The state's grip on the law. At least according to Chinese legal professionals, who have just seen another colleague murdered at the hands of a disgruntled plaintiff.
Brazil's Rousseff hit by explosive new accusations
The nation's political drama took a new twist as a senator accused President Dilma Rousseff of offering hush money to contain a corruption scandal.
Brazil's top corruption judge to take over Lula case
A state criminal case charges Brazil's ex-president and leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with money laundering in the country's biggest-ever corruption scandal.
Government and opposition far apart over Assad before Syria peace talks
The government won't talk about the fate of the presidency, and the opposition won't consider transition until Assad is out of the picture.
US, South Korea stage assault drill; North threatens to wipe out enemies
The North has denounced the exercises as 'nuclear war moves' and threatened to respond with an all-out offensive.
Why Brazil will one day celebrate charges against its beloved ex-president
Lula has had a rough couple of weeks, but observers say it's going to be good for Brazil in the long run.
Meet Myanmar’s new puppet president
This is the man who will serve as proxy to Aung San Suu Kyi, beloved in the US as a symbol of resistance to the military and the most famous person to ever emerge from Myanmar.