Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
Women win seats in historic Saudi vote
At least 13 women won municipal council seats in Saudi Arabia's first ever election open to female voters and candidates.
Instead of sea levels, let's watch the rise of the 'Paris Effect'
We deserve some good news.
Donald Trump lashes back at 'dopey' Prince Alwaleed
A Twitter spat most telling.
Netanyahu's dog 'Kaiya' quarantined after biting 2 people at Hanukkah party
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's dog was behind bars Saturday after biting a lawmaker and a cabinet minister's husband during an event to mark Hanukkah.
With landmark climate accord, world marks turn from fossil fuels
The agreement sets out a sweeping, long-term goal of eliminating net manmade greenhouse gas output this century.
Justin Trudeau shows up at airport to welcome Canada's first Syrian refugees
'Tonight they step off the plane as refugees. But they walk out of this terminal as permanent residents of Canada,' the prime minister said.
The US Justice Department just nabbed one of the most hated men in sports
The former head of Peru’s soccer federation has a disapproval rating that's almost off the scale.
Connecticut moves to ban gun sales to US terror suspects
'Like all Americans, I have been horrified by the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris,' Gov. Dan Malloy said, calling his executive order a 'common sense step.'
Erdogan friends Zuckerberg over pro-Muslim message
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday praised Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for emphasising the difference between Islam and terror.
According to the draft climate deal, we've still got options
Like this one: We could phase out fossil fuels sooner and have less global warming, or wait longer to do that and heat things up a little more.
Trump's behavior is now reverberating abroad
And not in a good way.
If there's one thing India won't tolerate, it's being called intolerant
Critics have accused India's Hindu government of intimidating anyone who doesn't agree with them. Their defense? 'Go to Pakistan,' and other well-argued ripostes.
Trump worse than Voldemort, says J.K. Rowling
The British government and the 'Harry Potter' author have both condemned comments by US presidential hopeful Donald Trump about Muslims.
How Canada is leading the way on marijuana legalization
Newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his Liberal government will introduce legislation to legalize marijuana as early as 2016.
Are Venezuelans finally giving up on Hugo Chavez?
Latin America hails the ‘beginning of the end’ of Chavismo after a historic vote in Caracas.
Trump wants Muslims temporarily barred entry to US
'Donald Trump is unhinged,' former Florida governor Jeb Bush tweeted in response.
Iraq summons Turkey's ambassador over troop deployment near Mosul
Iraq's foreign ministry said Turkish forces had entered Iraq without the knowledge of the central government in Baghdad, and that Iraq considered such presence 'a hostile act.'
An idiot’s guide (no offense) to Brazil's impeachment
5 questions about Dilma Rousseff you were too embarrassed to ask.
New gun laws after mass shootings have worked in Australia, the UK and Finland
There are things the US can do to limit gun violence.
'Humanitarian superpower' Sweden struggles to house refugees as harsh Nordic winter looms
Sweden has taken in a greater proportion of asylum seekers than any other European country, and it's starting to get overwhelmed.
The draft text of the climate treaty is ludicrously complicated
And yet, every word in its 54 pages matters.
Turkey will not apologize for downing Russian fighter jet
But Moscow should still reconsider retaliatory sanctions, Turkish premier Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday.
Global warming: What happens if we do nothing?
If mankind fails to curtail climate change, we will have to deal with fallout ranging from massive refugee crises and submerged cities to scorching heatwaves and drought.
Planned Parenthood attack marks another instance of violence perpetrated by a white American
Nothing about the suspect's motives has been released, so we don't yet know if it was an act of terrorism.
Top Kurdish lawyer shot dead in southeast Turkey
The pro-Kurdish HDP Party called the killing of Tahir Elci a 'planned assassination' and urged people to protest.
Turkey warns against Russia travel in tit-for-tat jet downing dispute
Turkey on Saturday warned its citizens off non-urgent travel to Russia in the latest tit-for-tat move as the two nations square off over Ankara's downing of one of Moscow's warplanes.
The coalition fighting the Islamic State is getting bigger
Welcome to the party, Germany.
Cameron makes case for Britain to join Syria air strikes
Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday argued his case to MPs for Britain to join air strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria, amid signs that opposition was weakening after the Paris attacks.
The Paris climate talks and the future of planet Earth
Are world leaders ready to get serious about climate change?
US bombing of Afghan hospital 'avoidable,' caused by 'human error,' DOD says
US forces who launched a deadly airstrike on an Afghan hospital had intended to attack a nearby Taliban-controlled compound, US military officials said.
Putin and friends say Turkey’s doing the terrorists' bidding
Turkey shot down a Russian jet, and Russians are about as angry as could be. But it's no World War III.