Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
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.
Someone stole $1 billion from Moldova. That's an eighth of its GDP
Cue the big protest.
Danish editor slams US 'political correctness' on cartoons
The Danish editor who commissioned the Muhammad cartoons that triggered deadly protests a decade ago said Monday the failed attack on a Texas cartoon exhibition won't change how "p
France's Jean-Marie Le Pen to be disciplined by National Front leaders
The 86-year-old has embarrassed the party after reiterating the idea that Nazi gas chambers were merely a 'detail of history.'
Scottish secessionists could be the UK election's big winner
They used to have low turnouts. But on May 7 the Scots are set to vote in greater numbers than the English, Welsh or Northern Irish, and largely for their pro-independence party.
6 Baltimore police officers charged for Freddie Gray's death
Prosecutors in Baltimore on Friday charged six officers with multiple counts including second-degree murder and manslaughter in connection with the death of a 25-year-old.
American police kill civilians at a shocking rate compared to other developed countries
Freddie Gray's death is part of a bigger story.
UN experts say unrest threatens Burundi's fragile democracy
Opposition leaders say Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third straight term goes against both the constitution and a peace deal that ended a civil war in 2006.
Venezuela's medicine shortage is so bad that pharmacies are fingerprinting the sick
Critics call the new system medicine rationing.
North Korea, Venezuela and Russia are having a field day with Baltimore
American exceptionalism, anyone?
Cameron's Conservatives have at least one New York billionaire's vote
But Mike Bloomberg also gave a couple of reasons some of the public won't be voting that way.
The two-party system in the UK is gone
British politics used to be simple. Now the two-party system is a thing of the past and next month’s election is one of the most hotly contested in years.
EU lawmakers demand migrant burden be shared
Though leaders agreed to boost funding for search and rescue, few countries are stepping up to take in the refugees.