Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
France's Hollande meets Fidel Castro and urges end to Cuba embargo
Hollande's visit to Cuba was the first ever by a French leader.
Obama approves oil drilling in the Arctic
The president decided to grant petroleum giant Shell's request to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic, despite opposition from environmental groups.
Russia's Putin and South Africa’s Zuma are spending an awful lot of time together
They gab on the phone, too. So what are they talking about?
Jeb Bush says he would have authorized 2003 US invasion of Iraq
Presumed Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush says he would have authorized the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, though he acknowledged mistakes made after Saddam Hussein's fall.
North Korea says it test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile
A fully-developed SLBM capability would take the North Korean nuclear threat to a new level, allowing deployment far beyond the Korean peninsula.
2,000 Egyptian children crossed the Mediterranean alone last year
Children migrating alone now make up about half of the unofficial Egyptian migrants who reach Italy.
Thanks for voting. Now the queen can go back to ruling Britain
Your move, your majesty.
Labour's Miliband steps down after UK election 'humiliation'
After a crushing defeat, Miliband says it's time for someone else to lead the Labour party.
Brace yourselves, the UK Conservatives just won an outright majority
The UK will almost certainly shift farther to the right in the next few years.
The UK’s election results are pretty shocking
David Cameron’s Conservatives defied all polls to claim an outright majority.
Scottish nationalist elected youngest UK MP since 1667
Mhairi Black pledges to pursue progressive policies while in office.
Britain's far-right UKIP leaders say the darndest things about minorities and women
And yet over the years the UK Independence Party managed to take votes from both Labour and the Conservatives.
Iran nuclear review bill clears hurdle in US Senate
The upper chamber voted overwhelmingly to give Congress the right to review any nuclear deal reached with Iran.
UK newspapers don’t even pretend to be nonpartisan about elections
One newspaper editor emailed subscribers to urge them to vote Conservative Party.
German police have foiled a major terror plot. So why haven't you heard about it?
Four people have been arrested for planning to bomb public spaces and kill innocent people.
US appeals court rules NSA bulk data sweep illegal
The agency's massive collection of phone records was found to exceed the scope of what Congress authorized.
Burundi protests continue as African Union warns against election
At least four people were killed as President Pierre Nkurunziza vowed to seek a third term.
The UK election is underway. And it's going to be a close one
Good thing it's legal to be drunk when voting in the UK.
Israel's Netanyahu faces uneasy future with single-seat majority
The prime minister hints he may try to add more seats to his coalition.
Here's everything we can tell you about the UK election (LIVE BLOG)
It's a good thing it is legal to be drunk when you are voting in UK elections.
Why British journalists can’t report exit polls on election day
The first rule of reporting the UK election is: You do not talk about the UK election.
Burundi president confirms he will seek third term
Pierre Nkurunziza is ignoring massive protests and defying international pressure to run for re-election.
Netanyahu clinches deal to form new Israeli government
US-ISRAEL-POLITICS:Netanyahu clinches deal to form new Israeli government
Dutch lawmaker plans Muhammad cartoon expo after US shootings
Geert Wilders says he wants Parliament to display the images in the name of free speech.
How the UK election could affect the global war on drugs
The leading politicians just say no, but the rise of smaller parties means more pressure to reform Britain's drug laws.
Ethiopian Israelis have had enough of the state's institutional racism
Sunday’s protest against police brutality shocked many residents of Tel Aviv. But members of Israel’s Ethiopian minority will tell you it was decades in the making.
Germanwings co-pilot 'practiced descent on previous flight'
The investigation has confirmed initial suspicions that Lubitz deliberately crashed the plane.
Netanyahu makes last attempt to stay in power
The Israeli prime minister has just hours to form a coalition or step aside.
Burundians are standing up to their president. And it's making Rwanda nervous
Rwanda has a crisis on its doorstep, and its president is taking notes.
These are the signs Mexico is finally taking its corruption problem seriously
A new website exposes candidates' wealth, and a new anti-corruption system could make dirty politicos more vulnerable to prosecution.
British election raises questions of legitimacy
if Labour secures a majority, it could take control of Downing Street, despite having technically lost.