Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
Artist Tania Bruguera speaks out after Cuba arrest
'The government did the work for me.'
Al-Jazeera journalists face more jail time, eye deportation
Journalists' family members say they have been advised that a retrial could start within 45 days.
GlobalPost's must-read stories of 2014
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The 100-year story behind Boko Haram and Nigeria's conflict
In 1914, the then-British colony was transformed in a way that forged bitter rivalries between the Christian South and Muslim North.
Lessons from Goya: Reflections on 'order' and 'disorder' in 2014
Analysis: The last 12 months have presented a descending darkness amid streaks of piercing light that feels straight out of one of Francisco Goya’s canvases.
In Berlin, the party isn’t over — it's just no longer free
The German capital’s legendary club scene has gone for-profit.
Venezuelans study Hugo Chavez from a young age (PHOTOS)
Coloring books and historical reenactments help keep the late president's legend alive for a new generation.
5 reasons why 2015 may be an unhappy new year for Europe
From the Russian bear to Islamist lone wolves, Europeans will have to be wary in the year ahead.
In Northern Ireland, breaking the silence on World War I
One hundred years later, a dialogue is unfolding about how the Great War defined the course of Irish history and its desire for independence.
Actually, North Korea might not be guilty in the Sony hack
The Christmas release of 'The Interview' didn't attract the blowback that some feared. Maybe that's because the hermit kingdom isn't playing so big a role after all.
Christmas baby cheer as Italy names trafficking 'superboss'
A baby was born at sea on Christmas Day after his Nigerian mother was plucked from a floundering migrant boat by the Italian navy.
N. Korea calls Obama 'monkey,' blames US for blackout
The isolated dictatorship threatened the US with 'inescapable deadly blows.'
This map shows you all the countries that have legalized same-sex marriage
Will 2015 be the year that the US legalizes gay marriage completely?
Remembering a century-old Christmas truce after a year full of war
Analysis: How do we look at an event as courtly as World War I's Christmas truce in the age of terrorism?
In Israel, a 'football truce' match pays homage to World War I peace
The British embassy sponsored a soccer tournament for young Christian, Muslim, Druze and Jewish players commemorating the fabled Christmas truce of 1914.
The GroundTruth Project announces two foundation-supported correspondent positions in Middle East and Africa
Award-winning journalists Lauren Bohn and Jacob Kushner will focus on in-depth human rights reporting.
Think it’s just Putin who runs Russia? Guess again
He gets by with a little help from his friends.
Looking for neo-Nazis? There's an app for that
Germany’s battle against far-right extremism goes mobile.
Terrorist nation status would be a ‘big deal’ for North Korea
Following the Sony hack, Obama is weighing whether to add Kim Jong Un’s regime to its list of shame.
Iraq Kurd chief visits Mt. Sinjar after siege broken
'We did not expect to achieve all these victories,' said Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani.
Tunisians vote in historic presidential run-off
Sunday's election pits a former Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali official against an incumbent who claims to defend the legacy of the 2011 revolution.
North Korea threatens 'ultra-harsh action' on US soil over hacking allegation
The North vowed to surpass the 'proportional response declared by Obama.'
The churches burned after Egypt’s coup last year are still in ruins (PHOTOS)
The army promised it would help rebuild the churches destroyed and damaged by angry mobs, but parishioners are still waiting.
Cuba says US must respect its communist system
President Raul Castro warned that Cuban-American exiles might try to sabotage the rapprochement.
'Gucci Grace' Mugabe eyes the throne
Zimbabwe's First Lady has bold political ambitions, and some observers believe she is already pulling the strings.
North Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with US
North's foreign ministry said there would be 'grave consequences' if Washington refused to agree to the joint probe.
The Cuban expats are celebrating — the ones in Mexico, that is
Mexico has one of the biggest Cuban immigrant communities after the US. Many are happy Obama's restoring diplomatic relations with Havana, and hoping for an end to the trade embargo.
Sad about North Korea killing 'The Interview'? Here's a way to fill your dictator-shaped void
'The Interview' and its depiction of Kim Jong Un got pulled, but the entertainment industry has produced plenty of other dictatorial performances to enjoy.
Europe takes a harder line on migrants
The EU is moving away from saving lives, focusing instead on keeping newcomers out.
Europe finds unity on Russia
But a stress-free year-end summit can't hide the huge challenges facing the EU in 2015.
FBI says North Korean government was responsible for the Sony cyber attack
President Barack Obama also said the United States would "respond proportionally" to the incident.