Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
5 things to know about the UK elections
Point 1: Anything can happen.
Greece: What next?
Tsipras or Merkel will have to give ground if Greece is to stay in the euro zone.
Greek elections: The view from the Kremlin
Analysis: For Putin's Russia, the Syriza win comes in handy.
Syria's president says US should ask permission to launch air strikes against Islamic State
President Bashar al-Assad said he's serious about fighting terrorism.
More than 15 dead on the 4th anniversary of Egypt's revolution
Meanwhile tensions surged ahead of the anniversary, with the killings of two female demonstrators.
Boko Haram wages new Nigeria attacks as Kerry visits
Kerry is expected to address poll-related violence, which has blighted previous Nigerian elections and which it is feared could erupt again, ahead of polls next month.
Greece votes in make-or-break election
The left-wing, anti-austerity Syriza party led by Alexis Tsipras looks likely to win the Greek general election.
Abe remains defiant, says Japan will never give in to terrorism
With one hostage remaining with the Islamic State, Abe said Sunday that Japan is 'not wavering at all on this policy.'
Obama, Modi break nuclear impasse, hail new 'friendship'
In a break with protocol, Modi greeted Obama with a bear hug as he stepped off Air Force One.
This is the gruesome aftermath of another rocket strike on civilians in eastern Ukraine
Civilians keep dying as pro-Russian rebels promise more war.
Japan condemns apparent IS execution, demands release of remaining hostage
A video released Saturday allegedly showed a gaunt Kenji Goto in an orange T-shirt saying his colleague Haruna Yukawa had been executed.
Why King Abdullah was buried in an unmarked grave
Your questions answered.
Thousands of Yemenis stage biggest anti-Houthi protest in Sanaa
The demonstration comes two days after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's resignation left the country in political limbo.
World leaders head to Saudi after king's death
King Abdullah won praise for his role as mediator between Muslims and the West, but campaigners criticized his rights record.
None of these things work anymore in Crimea
It’s been downhill ever since Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula last March.
7 times celebrities made embarrassing political statements on social media
Lindsay Lohan's Instagram tribute to the late Saudi king was pretty weird, but celebrities have done worse.
Saudi Arabia's influential King Abdullah dies at 90
He will be replaced by his brother, Salman, who will be taking over a kingdom under both militant and economic threat.
How Islam became a justification for militant violence
Analysis: Islamic history skews toward inclusion and tolerance, but in recent decades Islamist regimes and militants have successfully bred intolerance.
Russia basically just called Obama a hypocrite
"The Americans have taken the course of confrontation and do not assess their own steps critically at all," Russia's foreign minister said.
State of the Union: Obama gets tough
US President Barack Obama struck a defiant tone with Republicans in his annual speech.
'Suicide' of prosecutor probing Jewish center attack rocks Argentina
Alberto Nisman’s shock death came the day before he was due to testify over an alleged government cover-up of Iran’s role in the 1994 AMIA bombing.
Some French want a Patriot Act, but they have something even tougher
Analysis: France even has a vaguely worded law against 'association with wrongdoers' that lets authorities jail people whose actions assist a terrorist, whether they knew it or not
Leaked report says World Bank violated own rules in Ethiopia
Internal watchdog finds link between World Bank financing and Ethiopian government's mass resettlement of indigenous group.
You should really pay attention to Greece right now
There's angst in Europe as the country at the heart of the euro crisis faces radical choices at the polls.
#JeSuis … Volnovakha?
This is Ukraine’s (highly debatable) answer to #JeSuisCharlie.
The richest 1 percent will own more than half the world by 2016
It's the wealth gap that just keeps getting bigger.
US penetrated N. Korea computer systems in 2010
Hidden US software provided an 'early warning radar' that Pyongyang was behind the Sony hack, according to the New York Times.
Manhunts, death threats as Europe on high terror alert
The suspected mastermind of a jihadist cell in Belgium remains at large. Meanwhile, fresh protests broke out in Pakistan where thousands gathered to chant angry slogans and burn French flags.
IS jihadists free 200 elderly Yazidis in north Iraq
'We already have names for 196 and there could be some more," said Khodr Domli, a leading Yazidi rights activist.
These countries are for freedom of speech in France but not at home
It's a bit of the 'pot calling the kettle black,' wouldn't you say?
Pope Manila Mass drew record crowd of 6-7 million: Vatican
In his homily, the pope urged Filipinos to shun 'social structures which perpetuate poverty, ignorance and corruption.'