Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
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.
Obama slams anti-Muslim rhetoric on first US mosque visit as president
Obama offered an impassioned rebuttal of "inexcusable" Republican election rhetoric against Muslims on his first trip to an American mosque since becoming president.
Two surprising things happened in Iowa last night
And here's why they matter to the world.
Amazingly, key leaders are still optimistic about Syria talks
The Islamic State claimed twin blasts in Damascus on Sunday that killed at least 60 people and threw off negotiators in Geneva, where peace talks were maybe somehow about to start.
In Moldova, even the ‘good guys’ are accused of corruption
It goes to show just how chaotic politics are in the former Soviet republic, one of Europe’s poorest countries.
On Gandhi’s death anniversary, not everyone is grieving
Opposition to Gandhi persists in India and around the world.
France to recognise Palestinian state unless deadlock with Israel broken
US-FRANCE-PALESTINIANS:France to recognise Palestinian state unless deadlock with Israel broken
Venezuela's capital ranks as the world's most murderous city
Take note, Americans: There are 4 US cities on the list, too.
Iranian oil won't flood the market as quickly as you might think
Now that crippling sanctions have been mostly lifted, oil is a key part of Iran's revival. But it won't be easy, or fast.
No breakthrough as Merkel, Renzi pledge to tackle migrant crisis
The German and Italian leaders Friday pledged to tackle Europe's migrant influx but failed to resolve discord on an EU deal with Turkey to limit arrivals, a day after Berlin moved to tighten asylum rules.
There’s only one country in the world as corrupt as North Korea
So says Transparency International, which ranks the hermit kingdom at the bottom of its list for the fifth year running.
David Cameron found out the hard way that Muslim women are not #TraditionallySubmissive
The British prime minister might want to update his views.