Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
The DEA gets sued for spying on Americans' international phone calls
Human Rights Watch wants to make sure the US drug agency terminates and never restarts its bulk phone data collection.
France's far-right leading family is a mess of amazing gossip right now
Where are those family values now?
Iran's Khamenei says there is no guarantee of a final nuclear deal
The supreme leader says there is still much work to do.
Spain defends EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras slams the sanctions as he tries to strengthen relations with the Putin government.
Old Chinese women can't stop won't stop dancing in the streets
Many Chinese find them loud and annoying. But despite a promised crackdown, the government can't seem to stop them.
US may remove Cuba from state terrorism list
President Obama expected to make a final decision soon.
Russians gather to remember slain Putin critic Nemtsov
And hold a "minute of no silence."
A giant statue of Edward Snowden appeared overnight in a Brooklyn park
The NSA whistleblower was on John Oliver's TV show this weekend. That wasn't the only place he showed up.
Netanyahu presses US to seek better deal on Iran
Israel's prime minister urged American lawmakers not to give Tehran 'a free path to the bomb.'
This Ukrainian billionaire governor was fired but his native city still loves him
The sacking of Gov. Ihor Kolomoisky has been the most serious showdown in Ukrainian politics since last year’s revolution.
Netanyahu demands Iran nuclear deal include recognizing Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded Friday that any nuclear agreement signed with Iran must endorse Israel's right to exist, while also insisting pressure be kept up to ensure a sound deal is reached.
Lifting US sanctions to Iran's satisfaction won't be easy
Negotiators have made headway on a deal with Iran, but it doesn't mean they know anything more, for certain, about the country's nuclear plans.
Britain has no lawmakers right now. Here's what you need to know
A few facts on one of the hardest-to-call elections in UK history.
Argentina has stopped keeping count of poor people for some strange reasons
The economy minister claims a poverty rate is ‘stigmatizing’ and gives opponents a way to trash the government.
Can Nigeria's election inspire a wave of African democracy?
Some experts believe this might be the beginning of an 'African Spring.'
Why so many Russians like Stalin again
Six decades after his death, Josef Stalin's approval ratings are going up, and so are monuments and a museum in his honor.
Latin America divided between oil and green energy
Latin America spends billions of dollars subsidizing fossil fuels each year, but also has some of the world's largest renewable power programs, highlighting the energy-hungry region's divisions as it charts its future.
US says Iran nuclear talks will continue past tonight's deadline
"We've made enough progress in the last days to merit staying until Wednesday," acting spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statement. "There are several difficult issues still remaining."
Nigeria's first opposition win since '60 puts an ex-military coup leader back in power
Nigerians weren’t happy with their president, and so they voted him out. It's not as simple as it sounds.
Nigeria says goodbye to Goodluck Jonathan
Jonathan's People's Democratic Party (PDP) has been in charge since the end of army rule in 1999.
Nigeria's Buhari builds unassailable lead in historic vote
This election could mark the first time an incumbent loses at the ballot box in Africa's most populous nation.
Nigeria's election is really important. Here is why
In these apocalyptic days, there is a new reason why this election matters so much: Boko Haram.
Greek PM says he wants 'honest compromise' with creditors but not at any cost
Athens could run out of cash by the end of April.
Nigeria election results due to start trickling in
Opposition groups are already contesting at least part of the outcome.
Iran, powers explore nuclear compromises, Israel alarmed
Iran and six world powers tried to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned that attempts to reach a preliminary deal could yet fall apart.
Nigerian voters try again after technical glitches
The technical difficulties set the tone for a potential dispute.
Iran and powers close in on 2-3 page nuclear deal, success uncertain
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters on arrival: 'I hope we can get a robust agreement. Iran has the right to civil nuclear power, but with regard to the atomic bomb, it's no.'
Nigeria's refugee camp ballots add a new challenge to free elections
1.2 million people have been displaced by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria. How many of them will get to the polls today?
Forget left and right, Europe's new politics are all over the place
Here’s a guide to the new political forces taking shape.
Israel to transfer frozen tax revenue to Palestinians
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said the move was to protect Israel's interests.
Nigerian president warns against bloodshed ahead of Saturday's vote
People are stockpiling food and supplies in anticipation of violence after the closest presidential race since the end of military rule.