Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
Tsipras declares victory as Greece dodges financial collapse
'We won a battle, not the war. The difficulties, the real difficulties ... are ahead of us,' Tsipras said.
Yemen's former leader leaves Sanaa after house arrest
Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is reported to have fled his residence in disguise.
The search for truth and reconciliation in church sex abuse scandal
Leading voices around the world try to push the Catholic Church further toward justice.
A timeline of Venezuela's slide toward disaster
Once hailed as the savior of Latin America’s poor, Hugo Chavez’s movement is now in economic ruin and jailing democratic opponents.
Pope Francis's response to clergy sex abuse tripped up by Vatican loophole
Francis doesn't actually have the power to fix the crisis. Bishops do.
3 surprising ways Argentina's umbrella march dared to be different
The region's most gripping saga has produced one of the most genteel protests.
Russia is signing deals with more separatist regions
While the world watches Ukraine, the Kremlin may be eyeing Georgian breakaway territories.
Germany rejects Greece's request for an extension of its bailout program
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis sent the request to Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem Wednesday in a race to avoid running out of cash.
Obama says world needs to address the problems that fuel terrorism
In counterterrorism speech, the American president said extremism builds when millions are left impoverished.
Some of Europe’s Jews might take Netanyahu up on his offer of a new home
Others doubt that flight to Israel is the answer to anti-Semitism in the EU.
Alberta tar sands pollution suspected in rare cancer cases
As lawmakers in Washington argue over the Keystone XL pipeline, there is evidence of disease in people and fish at its proposed source.
Ukraine rebels disavow ceasefire at encircled town
Pro-Russian rebels announced they would not observe the truce at Debaltseve, where Ukrainian army forces were encircled.
Man shot dead by Copenhagen police after gun attacks
Early Sunday, police said they had shot and killed a man after he fired at officers in the inner-city neighborhood of Noerrebro.
Ukraine ceasefire begins after fierce fighting in besieged town
Fighting raged until the last minute and Kyiv and the US accused Russia of fueling a final push by rebels to gain territory.
Man dies in shooting at Danish meeting with artist who drew Mohammad
Danish police said two suspects fled in a car after the attack on the gathering, which had been billed as a debate on art and blasphemy.
Ukraine fighting rages ahead of ceasefire
Kyiv and the US accused Russia of fueling a rebel onslaught to grab territory hours before the truce began.
Venezuela's currency plummets but President Maduro keeps talking coups
Devaluation? What devaluation?
Argentina's President Kirchner formally accused of 1994 bombing cover-up
The bombing at the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association killed 85 people and wounded 300, the deadliest such attack in Argentina's history.
Ukraine’s new peace deal: The good, the bad, the ugly
Analysis: Here's a look at the fine print of another ceasefire agreed to by world leaders in Minsk.
UK taxpayers could buy a lot with the millions spent policing Julian Assange
It’s cost over $15 million to keep cops watching the Ecuadorean Embassy in London where the wanted WikiLeaker has holed up for nearly three years.
A UK politician the internet loves to mock could become prime minister
If only the Brits didn't find him so awkward.
Sisi is making Putin feel very special in Cairo
Can the world handle their strongman bromance?
Nigeria postpones Feb. 14 presidential election to March 28
The postponement could stoke unrest in opposition strongholds.
West presses Putin to back 'last-chance' Ukraine peace bid
Western leaders challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday to prove he wants peace in Ukraine.
Indonesia’s ‘liberal’ president is about to execute more drug smugglers
This time, the firing squad is set to claim a talented Australian artist.
As Baghdad lifts curfew, bombs are reminder of country at war
Five blasts across Baghdad on Saturday tempered Iraqis' anticipation of a more relaxed and accessible capital.
Europe and US clash over how to confront Putin on Ukraine
On Saturday, Germany's Angela Merkel warned against sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists.
Europe's other Greek problem
Beyond the economy, Athens' ties with Moscow are causing concern for allies.
Tony Abbott's own party is trying to oust him from office
A junior member of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's own party has called for a vote to replace the Australian leader.
A mother of seven is the Kremlin’s newest enemy of the state
Svetlana Davydova alerted Ukrainian authorities there might be Russian soldiers in their midst. Now she's accused of treason.
Venezuela's secrecy is so bad some people aren't even sure when Hugo Chavez died
Analysis: Experts say the lack of information makes it impossible to confirm or deny a new claim that the Venezuelan president died earlier than we were told.