Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
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.
Argentina’s election was a huge victory for frackers and capitalists
For fans of lefty populist ways, not so much. But there is one thing they agree on.
One thousand officers are still hunting a single man in Belgium
Officials have put the city of Brussels on lockdown for a third day as authorities pursue one of the suspects in the Paris attacks.
Iran is gearing up for the most important elections in the Islamic Republic's history
The establishment in Iran is getting more than a little excited ahead of February's parliamentary elections.
Russia gives France puppy to replace police dog killed by jihadists
Russia has offered to send an Alsatian puppy to France in a gesture of solidarity after a police dog was killed during a raid on jihadists linked to the Paris attacks.
Buenos Aires street art is crying to stop oil drilling
But both candidates in Sunday's presidential election were pretty gung ho about fracking.
Neurotic priests scare me, says Pope
Pope Francis on Friday described some Catholic priests as so scary and neurotic he keeps well away from them.
Women will start earning as much money as men do in 2133
The World Economic Forum says it will take a few more generations to close the global gender pay gap.
The internet has found a reason to care about the APEC summit
Things are getting sexy at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings in Manila.
Here are 8 key takeaways from Myanmar’s inspiring election
Voters of Myanmar overwhelmingly rejected the military generals who've ruled them for decades. What happens now?
A potent new type of meth is named after Myanmar’s pro-democracy heroes
How the country's most famous uprising became a brand name for its go-to drug.
Scotland shows a warm welcome to the UK's first Syrian refugees
'These people are fleeing their homes in the search for protection and security, and we are their refuge. We cannot let the actions of the few destroy the safety of the many.'
How India built the International Space Station, and other lessons from an Indian propaganda video
Someone needs to fact-check this ode to Modi.
Inside Molenbeek, the troubled Brussels neighborhood linked to terror in Paris
'When Belgo-Belgians from outside do see the real Molenbeek, they are often astonished to discover that it's not like they've been told.'
US states turn back on Syria refugees after Paris attacks
At least 19 US states moved to shut the door on Syrian refugees on Monday as governors cited security fears in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Southern Beirut residents are dazed but defiant after Islamic State bombings
'Whatever happens I am staying in the neighborhood. This only makes me more stubborn to stay.'
It's official: Myanmar's military was defeated in free elections
The next couple of months are going to be really interesting for Myanmar.
Iraq Kurd leader announces the 'liberation' of Sinjar from IS
Iraqi Kurdish regional president Massud Barzani on Friday said the town of Sinjar was freed in a major operation against the Islamic State.
Austria to build fence on Slovenia border in new blow to Schengen pact
Austria announced Friday it would erect a metal fence along its border with Slovenia, in a new blow to the EU's cherished open-border Schengen accord.
Mastermind behind Indonesia’s crocodile-guarded prison also considering piranhas
And he's not stopping there. 'We could use tigers too — for conservation at the same time.'
Witnesses to the Beirut bombings describe carnage in the street
'My friend saw the second guy and tried to stop him. He wrapped his arms around him and then it exploded.'
Twin bombings kill at least 37 in Beirut's first attacks since 2014
Beirut’s southern suburbs, home to a large Shia population, were the target of a number of attacks last year by radical militant groups from Syria.