Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
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.
No, Putin doesn’t know how to fix Russia’s economy
But don’t worry, he says, things will get better. Seeking to calm fears, the president blames the West for his country’s crisis.
In Greece, young migrants fight to be considered Greek
Children of Greek migrants still face a long road to full acceptance in the country they call home.
Raul Castro to Obama: Thanks, Barack. Now end the sanctions
Cuban leader says his people want better relations with the US but won’t compromise their independence.
Pakistan mourns 148 killed in Taliban school massacre
The assault on an army-run school is the deadliest terror attack in Pakistan's history.
Why that Australian hostage taker was a delusional phony
News analysis: Here are Asia-Pacific’s real jihadi groups.
From Ferguson to Plymouth Rock, protests against oppressive systems unite
Americans of various ethnic backgrounds cry out against modern-day exploitation.
Is Europe cursed by hard times?
EU leaders are struggling to find an escape route from ongoing economic stagnation.
For child migrants in France, growing up could mean losing it all
Thousands of unaccompanied minors face unemployment and homelessness in their adopted country as they come of age.
Obama just sanctioned Venezuela. Here's what he needs to consider
Analysis: The US president imposed sanctions on Venezuelan government officials. He needs to take these not-so-small issues into account.
Europe’s refugee asylum systems buckling under pressure
For refugees fleeing violence and oppression, reaching Europe means facing a whole new set of challenges.
Photographing Greece's 'lost generation'
A generation of young people has gotten stuck in Greece, their dreams to make better lives elsewhere deferred.
Lima climate talks fall short, making 2015 breakthrough less likely
The meeting ended with a far more modest agenda than many had hoped for.
PM Abe's coalition cruises to big win in Japan election
But many voters, doubtful of both the premier's 'Abenomics' strategy and the opposition's ability to do any better, stayed at home.
Dozens killed in Afghanistan fighting as foreign troops head home
The army and police say they killed more than 50 militants nationwide in the past 48 hours.
America's legacy of torture
Declassified documents trace the CIA's torture program back to the 1950s, when the CIA developed a curriculum to teach Latin American militaries how to torture.
Read the full text of the bill the US Congress just passed to punish Venezuela
And Barack Obama is expected to approve it.
Greece's political uncertainty is rocking its stock market
Greece is creeping gingerly out of a debilitating recession that lasted six years and which left about a fifth of the population unemployed.
Egypt’s ‘deep state’ proves victorious
Analysis: By stifling dissent and restoring strong ties with the US, Egypt's military government is as strong as ever.
Smuggler gangs in the Mediterranean are big, deadly business
As the number of migrants traveling to Italy via Libya explodes, smuggling gangs stand to make a profit.
Did [redacted] help the US torture?
Britain grapples with its own role in the torture and detention of terror suspects.
Here’s something else you can pin on Russia
A new doping scandal is prompting speculation among Russian officials about what other misdeeds the international community will accuse Moscow of committing.
This graphic shows that torture is a global problem
79 out of the 155 countries that have adopted the UN Convention Against Torture are violating it, activists say.
Lima's UN climate talks aren't even focusing on keeping down temperatures
Meanwhile, extreme weather events like this week's Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines continue to wreak havoc.
Ukraine's familiar fight for a national identity
Analysis: A century after World War I began, old European enmities are shaping the present conflict with Russia.
The US Senate is about to blow the lid off the CIA's tortured recent history
Details like sexual threats and other heinous torture techniques used by the CIA are about to go public. US security personnel around the world are gearing up for a possible backlash.
With freed prisoners, Uruguay also receives a high-profile Guantanamo force-feeding case
One of the arrivals, Abu Wa’el Dhiab, is leading a legal battle against the United States for force-feeding him while he was on hunger strike.
Six Guantanamo detainees sent to Uruguay
Uruguay's leftist leader made the 'humanitarian' gesture to help Obama fulfill his long-delayed promise to close the US military prison.
At least 13 killed in failed US bid to rescue hostages in Yemen
US special forces raided the village of Dafaar in Shabwa province shortly after midnight on Saturday.
Additional 1,000 US troops to stay in Afghanistan
President Barack Obama approved the move despite an earlier plan to limit the US force to a maximum of 9,800 troops in 2015.
US, South African hostages in Yemen killed in rescue attempt
US Secretary of State John Kerry said the attempted rescue had only been approved because of information that the American's life was in imminent danger.