Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
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.
'Sputnik' is back, this time to help you understand the truth about Russia
Moscow's latest media brand is aimed at securing a victory in the bitter information war with the West.
To cure Ebola, look at sepsis
Killing more people in a month than Ebola has in decades, understanding the disease is key to curbing the current outbreak.
Catalonia vote leaves independence unresolved
Almost 2 million Catalans voted to split from Spain. Many more stayed home.
How World War I made combat even more terrible
Analysis: The 'Great War' introduced mechanized technology and the soulless calculus of attrition into warfare.
Why World War I is so often forgotten in America
Analysis: The "Great War" is often overshadowed by World War II and later wars.
Here's what needs to happen for Catalonia to legally split from Spain
Catalonia's vote for independence will be non-binding and largely symbolic. Is there another way?
Two American detainees freed by North Korea
Americans Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller are headed home.
Is Washington losing central Europe — or throwing it away?
As American officials respond to Russian actions in Ukraine, some worry Cold War-style rhetoric may be alienating the countries it’s supposed to help secure.
Without jobs, young people will continue to turn toward violence
From Bosnia to Nigeria to the Islamic State, unemployed youth are more easily drawn into patterns of conflict.
History is a never-ending battle — and Russia is always victorious
For Russians, remembering the past is no easy task.
5 newly elected Republicans who should really stop talking about foreign policy
Sex abuse scandal puts Irish politics in the spotlight
Sinn Fein has been on a path to dominating the political scene. Now the party’s tight discipline is coming under question.
Why Beijing cracked down on Halloween
It turns out Zombie walks and political summits don’t mix.
Ukraine rattled by Russia troop movements as separatists vote
The polls undercut the teetering Sept. 5 truce between Ukraine's government and the heavily armed separatists.
'One game too far': the downfall of Burkina Faso's president
Blaise Compaore had hoped to outmaneuver his rivals one more time.
Time running out to reach 2 C warming target: UN experts
UN climate experts warned Sunday that current trends in carbon emissions will lead to disaster.
Boko Haram says kidnapped schoolgirls 'married off'
In the latest message, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said while laughing: 'We have married them off. They are in their marital homes.'
Catalan identity is reviving its French accent
Catalonia’s vote on independence from Spain this week is raising questions among the neighbors.
Scientists call for more African-led research and development
Experts say that HIV prevention research should be growing in the places that bear the biggest burden of the disease.
Taiwan courts China, despite rifts and pressure
In an exclusive interview, President Ma Ying Jeou says Taiwan is watching whether Beijing honors its promises in Hong Kong.
This is what Ukraine’s new reformers are facing
Getting into parliament was the easy part for a new generation of democrats.
Divided cities learn lessons from one another's struggles
This year’s Forum for Cities in Transition fosters a growing tradition of communication among societies seeking to heal from long term conflict.
Romanian election raises concerns about democracy
As voters head to the polls on Sunday, critics say a victory for Victor Ponta could undermine a nascent fight against corruption.
Are Germans really obsessed with austerity?
As Europe braces for another possible recession, Germany is coming under pressure to allow more spending. A lot of Germans believe that won’t help.
Poll: Millennials will be swing vote in midterms, 2016
Young people will be the determining demographic in upcoming elections, but they are also losing their faith in the abilities of their government.
19 Instagram photos that helped kill Hungary's internet tax
Take notes, Americans. This is how you protect internet freedom.
Issues of race, gender and class helped Rousseff win another term in Brazil
Will she continue to expand her racial justice policies during the next four years?
No, Canadians are not invading America, but here are real security issues to worry about up north
Stop blaming Canada.
Good thing Catalans have grit. They're going to need a lot of it to gain independence
The restive Spanish region of Catalonia is preparing for a symbolic referendum on secession, even as the government is moving to block it.