Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
Greece is falling apart and it could affect us all
This basic rundown will get you up to date on what's happening and help you sound smart at parties.
Trump to Univision: Get off my golf course
The kerfuffle over the Miss USA pageant just got real.
These are all the countries where same-sex marriage is legal (MAP)
The United States joins 20 other countries where same-sex marriage is now simply known as "marriage."
Univision will no longer show Miss Universe after Trump's anti-Mexican remarks
That could hit the Donald where it hurts — his wallet.
Turns out people get angry when you say white Americans are terrorists, too
There's a common post-9/11 assumption about terrorism in the United States — that it’s mainly the work of Muslims and foreigners. It’s not.
Queen Elizabeth warns of 'dangerous' division in Europe
Though Buckingham Palace insisted that her speech was politically neutral, newspapers in Britain questioned that assessment.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev addressed his victims in court today. Here's what he said
The judge had the last word, and he didn't hold back.
WikiLeaks reveals US spying on French President Francois Hollande
Founder Julian Assange promised to release more documents soon.
Obama said the N-word publicly. These white US presidents used it behind everyone's backs
Analysis: The president was making a complex point about race in America, but all anyone heard was a single word.
There are some fascinating tidbits in the leaked Saudi diplomatic cables
But for the most part they include nothing we didn't already know.
Venezuela's Maduro calls Donald Trump a 'thief'
'How dare you mess with our brothers,' Maduro said.
Mexico to Donald Trump: You are one ‘ignorant,' 'prejudiced' hombre
'They’re rapists,' Trump said of Mexicans while announcing his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
Here's why you shouldn't be celebrating the new $10 banknote
Sure, it will feature a woman. But she will have to share the honor with a man. And there's more.
21 Republican US senators just voted against a ban on torture. Here are their names
Who are the elected lawmakers who read the CIA torture report and thought — meh?
The Pacific trade deal has all kinds of protections for businesses — but not for workers
The secretive, humongous treaty won’t stop labor abuses in poor countries, critics warn.
Europe's far-right leaders just formed one united bloc in EU parliament
Marine Le Pen, Geert Wilders and far-right leaders from Italy, Austria and Belgium are all on board.
Why South Africa let an alleged war criminal get away
The country’s ruling party says the International Criminal Court is 'no longer useful.'
Meet the foul-mouthed governor fighting to hold Ukraine's war-torn east together
The governor of Luhansk, Hennadiy Moskal, does not suffer fools — or Moscow-backed separatists.
How Catwoman became mayor of Madrid
Manuela Carmena rose from relative obscurity to unexpected power, thanks to a street art campaign and the internet.
Over 90 percent of the world's population wants zero carbon emissions
Climate change skeptics aren’t just fighting the science. There's a powerful tide of public opinion against them.
China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang jailed for life at secret trial
He's the highest ranking Chinese ex-official to be investigated for corruption in decades.
Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu resigns after major election losses
He will remain in his post until a new government is formed.
In a historic shift, Turks elect Yazidis, Armenians and Roma candidates to parliament
The Kurds were not the only winners in this game-changing election.
Beer, oompah music as Merkel treats Obama to folksy welcome
As Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks to exploit any cracks in the united Western front on sanctions, Merkel treated Obama to a cozy reception heavy with symbolism.
Heavy police presence for G7 as protesters stage colorful demos
Around 4,000 people staged largely peaceful protests on the eve of the G7 summit in southern Germany.
Mexico has to vote this weekend amid candidate killings and ballot burnings
The death toll in the runup to Sunday's midterm elections is over 20, and counting.
The USA Freedom Act includes a controversial provision that nobody is talking about
The new law does more than limit NSA surveillance, but Americans are too excited about modest privacy reforms to notice.
South African official casually mentions Iraq War in reaction to US-led FIFA investigation
'If these developments will leave us as the way we have left the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, then it was not a worthy cause to pursue.'
Turkey's Kurds are threatening Erdogan's quest for greater powers
The Turkish president wants greater powers. The Kurds stand in his way.
White House threatens to veto bill restricting travel to Cuba
Congress wants to curb the number of flights and cruise ships going from the US to Cuba at a time when the Obama administration is encouraging open travel.
Turkey's Erdogan sues opposition chief over 'gold toilet seat' claim
He's seeking $37,300 in damages for slander.