Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
The growth of the American far right on display at Republican debate
It was a rather hawkish affair.
South Africa's hashtag campaigns are getting results in real life
#ZumaMustFall is the latest social media movement to galvanize broad support and pressure the president.
One of the world's worst polluters isn't who you'd expect
Forget smoke stacks and exhaust fumes. Indonesia's forest fires are one of the single biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions.
Malala condemns Donald Trump's 'ideology of hatred'
Nobel prize winner Malala Yousafzai slammed Donald Trump's views on Muslims on Tuesday at a ceremony to remember 134 Pakistani school children killed in a Taliban attack last year.
Is Argentina really over the Kirchners? Don’t be so sure
Presidente Mauricio Macri was sworn in with a 'Let's Change' program. But Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's allies still dominate Argentine politics.
EU says new border force needed to restore security amid refugee crisis
The EU unveiled plans Tuesday for a new border and coast guard agency that can intervene even without the host country's consent.
Even in election defeat, Europe's anti-immigrant movements are growing stronger
Some French Socialist candidates even had to pull out of the regional elections to prevent a National Front victory.
Brazilian politics just became even more of a soap opera
Here are 4 binge-worthy episodes.
Here are some of the weirdest things that happened in the US in 2015
This is surely not an exhaustive list.
France's far right was crushed at the polls, but still has fans
The xenophobic, anti-immigrant message was not enough for France's National Front to win seats in regional elections.
Women win seats in historic Saudi vote
At least 13 women won municipal council seats in Saudi Arabia's first ever election open to female voters and candidates.
Instead of sea levels, let's watch the rise of the 'Paris Effect'
We deserve some good news.
Donald Trump lashes back at 'dopey' Prince Alwaleed
A Twitter spat most telling.
Netanyahu's dog 'Kaiya' quarantined after biting 2 people at Hanukkah party
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's dog was behind bars Saturday after biting a lawmaker and a cabinet minister's husband during an event to mark Hanukkah.
With landmark climate accord, world marks turn from fossil fuels
The agreement sets out a sweeping, long-term goal of eliminating net manmade greenhouse gas output this century.
Justin Trudeau shows up at airport to welcome Canada's first Syrian refugees
'Tonight they step off the plane as refugees. But they walk out of this terminal as permanent residents of Canada,' the prime minister said.
The US Justice Department just nabbed one of the most hated men in sports
The former head of Peru’s soccer federation has a disapproval rating that's almost off the scale.
Connecticut moves to ban gun sales to US terror suspects
'Like all Americans, I have been horrified by the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris,' Gov. Dan Malloy said, calling his executive order a 'common sense step.'
Erdogan friends Zuckerberg over pro-Muslim message
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday praised Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for emphasising the difference between Islam and terror.
According to the draft climate deal, we've still got options
Like this one: We could phase out fossil fuels sooner and have less global warming, or wait longer to do that and heat things up a little more.
Trump's behavior is now reverberating abroad
And not in a good way.
If there's one thing India won't tolerate, it's being called intolerant
Critics have accused India's Hindu government of intimidating anyone who doesn't agree with them. Their defense? 'Go to Pakistan,' and other well-argued ripostes.
Trump worse than Voldemort, says J.K. Rowling
The British government and the 'Harry Potter' author have both condemned comments by US presidential hopeful Donald Trump about Muslims.
How Canada is leading the way on marijuana legalization
Newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his Liberal government will introduce legislation to legalize marijuana as early as 2016.
Are Venezuelans finally giving up on Hugo Chavez?
Latin America hails the ‘beginning of the end’ of Chavismo after a historic vote in Caracas.
Trump wants Muslims temporarily barred entry to US
'Donald Trump is unhinged,' former Florida governor Jeb Bush tweeted in response.
Iraq summons Turkey's ambassador over troop deployment near Mosul
Iraq's foreign ministry said Turkish forces had entered Iraq without the knowledge of the central government in Baghdad, and that Iraq considered such presence 'a hostile act.'
An idiot’s guide (no offense) to Brazil's impeachment
5 questions about Dilma Rousseff you were too embarrassed to ask.
New gun laws after mass shootings have worked in Australia, the UK and Finland
There are things the US can do to limit gun violence.
'Humanitarian superpower' Sweden struggles to house refugees as harsh Nordic winter looms
Sweden has taken in a greater proportion of asylum seekers than any other European country, and it's starting to get overwhelmed.
The draft text of the climate treaty is ludicrously complicated
And yet, every word in its 54 pages matters.