Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
Get ready for one of the most symbolic handshakes in decades
The leaders of China and Taiwan meet Saturday. It's the first meeting of its kind since their 1949 split following a civil war.
Ever had your air travel plans described as 'fluid'? It's not good news
Thousands of British tourists are stranded today — not to mention exhausted and ornery — after most of easyJet's "rescue" flights out of Sharm al-Sheikh were canceled.
Why it took a lost Indian girl 10 years — and a Bollywood movie — to get home
In the case of a young woman whose story has gripped India and Pakistan, real life is even stranger than the Bollywood blockbuster it seems to have inspired.
Lawmakers attack Pentagon funding sports teams as 'paid patriotism'
Since 2012, the Pentagon paid out at least $6.8 million in contracts to pro football, baseball, hockey and soccer teams, a Senate Armed Services Committee report found.
Pope Francis might become the first modern pontiff to visit an active war zone
Could the Pope help bring peace to Central African Republic? That depends on how bad the fighting gets.
What Turkey's stunning election means for the world
The party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan just won a majority. Not everyone is happy about that.
India is learning what happens when you treat sanitation workers like garbage
No wonder they're refusing to pick up the trash.
Turkey returns to single-party rule in boost for Erdogan
Erdogan said the outcome was a vote for stability, and a message to Kurdish insurgents in the country's restive southeast that violence could not coexist with democracy.
China’s one-child policy is over, but it might be too late to fix what it broke
Experts are doubtful that a baby boom, if it even happens, would come fast enough to avert economic and social crises in the coming decades.
Tony Abbott to Europe: Be like Australia. Shut the borders and turn refugee boats back
The ousted prime minister said it was the 'compassionate' thing to do.
EU risks 'tectonic changes' as migrant flow swells to over 700,000
Europe's worst migration crisis since World War II risks triggering "tectonic changes", a top EU official warned Tuesday, as figures showed more than 700,000 newcomers have reached the continent's Mediterranean shores this year.
The Iran accord is going to change everything
Stephen Kinzer, one of the world’s leading experts on Iran, tells us why the Iran deal is going to make the world a better place.
Kerry lays out steps to ease Israeli-Palestinian strife
US-ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS:Kerry lays out steps to ease Israeli-Palestinian strife
Ukraine is electing thousands upon thousands of officials on Sunday
Some expect a big shake-up in the nation's political landscape.
Turkey sentences 244 protesters to jail in Gezi park trial
A Turkish court on Friday sentenced 244 people to up to 14 months behind bars for taking part in mass protests in 2013 that rocked the ruling Islamic-rooted conservative party.
Why rich people in Austria want to live in housing projects
Vienna's affordable housing experiment is a social democrat's Shangri-La that Bernie Sanders could only dream of in the US.
Turns out emojis are really bad for diplomacy
The cartoonish icons are everywhere. But maybe they shouldn't be. Just ask Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
Hillary Clinton is still testifying on Benghazi. Watch here
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton faces a congressional grilling Thursday over her role during and after the deadly attacks on the US mission in Benghazi.
Three years after the US consulate attack, Benghazi is still at war
Instead of Hillary, pay attention to Libya for a minute.
You down with NLD? Aung San Suu Kyi’s party has a rap song
All together now: 'A vote from me will be a change for the country.'
Iran's Khamenei conditionally approves nuclear deal with powers
It came after the United States and the European Union took formal legal steps to lift sanctions against Iran.
The Liberals have trounced the Conservatives in the Canadian elections
Justin Trudeau, the new Canadian prime minister, has promised 'sunny ways' ahead.
Ukraine’s ousted autocrat is suing the country for violating his human rights
The audacity of Viktor Yanukovych.
The Canadian elections today are actually kind of exciting
It is too close to call, as they say.
Australia's new anti-Islam party sounds scary — but they'll probably never win votes
Launching this week, the far-right Australian Liberty Alliance is destined to remain on the fringe.
Mexico tightens noose on fugitive 'El Chapo'
Mexican authorities turned up the heat on drug baron Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, who injured himself while falling as he eluded special forces in rough mountain terrain.
Croatia diverts migrants to Slovenia after Hungary closes border
Slovenia, a small country of 2 million people, says it will allow in as many migrants as it is able to register and accommodate and put the army on standby to aid the effort.
Australia just approved one of the biggest coal mines in the world
Tony Abbott might be gone, but the Australian government still loves coal.
Facebook is accused of censoring investigative journalism about a powerful family
'It is striking that [Facebook] has acted so casually' in suspending a major newspaper's account, the head of anti-corruption group Transparency International said.
Poll: 71 percent of Russians believe the US is the world’s bad guy
And the feeling's pretty mutual.
Iran's Guardian Council ratifies bill approving nuclear deal
The council, made up of six clerics appointed by the Supreme Leader and six lawyers elected by parliament, approved the deal reached by Tehran, the US and five other world powers.