Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
Obama says world needs to address the problems that fuel terrorism
In counterterrorism speech, the American president said extremism builds when millions are left impoverished.
Some of Europe’s Jews might take Netanyahu up on his offer of a new home
Others doubt that flight to Israel is the answer to anti-Semitism in the EU.
Alberta tar sands pollution suspected in rare cancer cases
As lawmakers in Washington argue over the Keystone XL pipeline, there is evidence of disease in people and fish at its proposed source.
Ukraine rebels disavow ceasefire at encircled town
Pro-Russian rebels announced they would not observe the truce at Debaltseve, where Ukrainian army forces were encircled.
Man shot dead by Copenhagen police after gun attacks
Early Sunday, police said they had shot and killed a man after he fired at officers in the inner-city neighborhood of Noerrebro.
Ukraine ceasefire begins after fierce fighting in besieged town
Fighting raged until the last minute and Kyiv and the US accused Russia of fueling a final push by rebels to gain territory.
Man dies in shooting at Danish meeting with artist who drew Mohammad
Danish police said two suspects fled in a car after the attack on the gathering, which had been billed as a debate on art and blasphemy.
Ukraine fighting rages ahead of ceasefire
Kyiv and the US accused Russia of fueling a rebel onslaught to grab territory hours before the truce began.
Venezuela's currency plummets but President Maduro keeps talking coups
Devaluation? What devaluation?
Argentina's President Kirchner formally accused of 1994 bombing cover-up
The bombing at the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association killed 85 people and wounded 300, the deadliest such attack in Argentina's history.
Ukraine’s new peace deal: The good, the bad, the ugly
Analysis: Here's a look at the fine print of another ceasefire agreed to by world leaders in Minsk.
UK taxpayers could buy a lot with the millions spent policing Julian Assange
It’s cost over $15 million to keep cops watching the Ecuadorean Embassy in London where the wanted WikiLeaker has holed up for nearly three years.
A UK politician the internet loves to mock could become prime minister
If only the Brits didn't find him so awkward.
Sisi is making Putin feel very special in Cairo
Can the world handle their strongman bromance?
Nigeria postpones Feb. 14 presidential election to March 28
The postponement could stoke unrest in opposition strongholds.
West presses Putin to back 'last-chance' Ukraine peace bid
Western leaders challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday to prove he wants peace in Ukraine.
Indonesia’s ‘liberal’ president is about to execute more drug smugglers
This time, the firing squad is set to claim a talented Australian artist.
As Baghdad lifts curfew, bombs are reminder of country at war
Five blasts across Baghdad on Saturday tempered Iraqis' anticipation of a more relaxed and accessible capital.
Europe and US clash over how to confront Putin on Ukraine
On Saturday, Germany's Angela Merkel warned against sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists.
Europe's other Greek problem
Beyond the economy, Athens' ties with Moscow are causing concern for allies.
Tony Abbott's own party is trying to oust him from office
A junior member of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's own party has called for a vote to replace the Australian leader.
A mother of seven is the Kremlin’s newest enemy of the state
Svetlana Davydova alerted Ukrainian authorities there might be Russian soldiers in their midst. Now she's accused of treason.
Venezuela's secrecy is so bad some people aren't even sure when Hugo Chavez died
Analysis: Experts say the lack of information makes it impossible to confirm or deny a new claim that the Venezuelan president died earlier than we were told.
The Islamic State beheadings are firing up Japan’s hawks
Despite a pacifist constitution, Prime Minister Abe is demanding a more aggressive response to the terrorists, and a stronger Japan.
Pilot held by Islamic State puts Jordan's king in a tough spot
King Abdullah has defended the US-led campaign against the hardline group in Syria, saying moderate Muslims must take a stand.
Pro-democracy protesters back in Hong Kong, no violence
The large-scale rally Sunday was the first since demonstrations rocked the global financial hub late last year.
Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is free
The campaign continues for the release of the other two Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt.
Japan condemns 'despicable' IS hostage beheading claim
Prime Minister Abe, on the verge of tears, pledged not to back down and said he would increase humanitarian aid to the Middle East.
New global effort to protect journalists takes shape
With freedom of expression under threat, organizations including Associated Press, Reuters and the Committee to Protect Journalists are banding together to better prepare and support correspondents in the field.
Will 2015 be the turning point against climate change?
Analysis: President Obama's progress with China and India could be the start of something bigger.
EU rebuffs Greece's criticism of Ukraine statement
And Greece's newly appointed Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis was quoted on Wednesday as saying Greece had no interest in imposing sanctions on Russia.