Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
Rwanda’s disappearing dissidents
Emile Gafirita said he had evidence that Paul Kagame ordered the shooting down of the Rwandan presidential plane 20 years ago. And then he disappeared.
Iran open to extending nuclear talks by up to one year
Tehran said it's open to having the nuclear negotiations extended if no real progress towards an agreement is achieved on Sunday.
West wants Russian regime change over Ukraine, says Kremlin
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke out against Western sanctions on Russia after US VP Joe Biden hinted Friday at possible further measures.
Obama signs order expanding US Afghanistan role: NYT
The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in Afghanistan for at least another year.
After Obama's immigration speech, a gringo abroad suddenly feels popular
Opinion: Can the United States win hearts and minds by simply not deporting them?
What is environmental mitigation? It might just help save the planet
Opinion: Efforts to offset environmental damage with environmentally friendly projects should be a priority in US development.
Romanians choose change
A surprise new president offers renewed hope for reform in central Europe.
5 things government whistleblowers say you must know
The US government sees Americans as 'the enemy' and other common sense advice in the Snowden era.
How green bonds can fund a conservation renaissance
Opinion: The shortfall in funding to protect nature is not as insurmountable as it might seem.
Austrian teachers learn how to spot Islamic State recruits
The Vienna School Board has developed a process to identify radicalization in students and prevent "jihadi brides."
Why reversing deforestation is all about love
Opinion: How love stories and entrepreneurship intertwine in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest.
The head of world's biggest economic bloc faces calls to resign
Just days into his tenure as president of the European Commission, document leaks put Jean-Claude Juncker in the hot seat.
Bronx youth turn to unconventional jobs in bleak job market (VIDEO)
The Bronx has the highest unemployment rate in the state of New York. Here's what millennials there are doing about it.
How to foil spies in the Snowden era
From typewriters to quantum cryptography, governments are exploring old and new ways of keeping information secret.
Bombs and Biodiversity: Why military lands make great conservation areas
Opinion: Military training grounds often host more rare and endangered species than nearby national parks. A closer look at unlikely conservationists.
Brazil's rich and powerful may no longer be above the law
The country's first trial for insider trading and a major investigation at Petrobras oil company could change Latin America's powerhouse forever.
How to keep the American Southwest from drying up altogether
Opinion: A terrible drought is testing the limits of the Colorado River. Here are some of the groups trying to avert a larger catastrophe.
Putin's awkward weekend at the G-20, as explained by 'Mean Girls' GIFs
Apparently, there's no room for Putin at the cool table.
The race to save Louisiana's disappearing coast
The lead reporter on ProPublica's recent investigation talks about what the environmental catastrophe means to him.
After 50 days, rifts emerge among Hong Kong’s protesters
The Mong Kok camp braces for court-ordered destruction, exposing the movement’s angry, working-class underbelly.
G20 summit agenda: Hold koala, smile
Jimbelung the koala gets around.
IS claims beheading of US aid worker Kassig
The Islamic State released a video Sunday that also showed the gruesome simultaneous beheadings of at least 18 men described as Syrian military personnel.
Hong Kong student leaders blocked from traveling to Beijing
The three students were seeking direct talks with top Chinese leaders.
Putin plans to leave G20 early after West blasts Russia over Ukraine
"I guess I’ll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine," Canadian PM Stephen Harper said to Putin.
Iraq forces break jihadist siege of main oil refinery
Iraqi forces broke the months-long siege by the Islamic State as America's top officer flew in to discuss the possibility of expanded war.
Wondering if you’re corrupt? In Indonesia there’s an app for that
One reason graft is so rampant is that people don’t know when a gift is a bribe. (Hint: Bars of gold? Not okay.)
Europe looks left
While attention is focused on the rise of the radical right, a new generation of leftists is also making waves.
This week in lonely battles: David Cameron vs. the EU
The UK’s spat with Brussels is straining Britain’s relations with the rest of Europe and giving the prime minister a headache at home.
Lessons from Ebola: Health care in Africa needs a PEPFAR-like approach
Commentary: With Ebola hysteria fading in the US, we now risk losing sight of a critical larger issue — the need to build strong health care systems in the poorest parts of Africa. World leaders would do well to take their cues from the PEPFAR program.
Tending to the graves of WWI dead, Gazan gardener weathers modern conflict
As a Palestinian gardener cares for the headstones of fallen soldiers in a World War I cemetery, he also works to protect his family from Hamas-Israel violence.
This lawyer helped topple a crooked president. Now he’s taking on corruption worldwide
Jose Ugaz was an attorney in one of Latin America's biggest corruption cases ever. Now he's heading watchdog Transparency International as it attempts a tough new strategy to stop a $1 trillion-per-year problem.