Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
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.
5 things other countries do that could change American minds about socialism
Bernie Sanders has his work cut out for him running for US president as a "democratic socialist." These things should help.
Turkey’s deadliest terror attack divides the country more than ever
The weekend's bombings are threatening to plunge Turkey, a key NATO member, into deeper instability.
Zimbabwe drops case against US dentist who killed Cecil the lion
On Monday Zimbabwe abandoned its bid to press charges against American Walter Palmer, saying his papers 'were in order' and that he did not know he was committing a crime.
A warning to the leaders of the rich world
Wealthier countries are not doing nearly enough to share the burden of taking in refugees, Amnesty International says.
Turkish author and Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk blames Erdogan for bringing country to brink
Turkey's leading writer warned the country could collapse into sectarian conflict and blamed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Why India's beef lynching is not about a dead cow
A man is murdered in a village outside Delhi and the headlines say it was because he ate beef. The real story is even more frightening than that.
Whoever bombed Ankara succeeded in further polarizing Turkish society
The government has made it clear that elections will still be held on Nov. 1. Let's hope there are no more opening acts.
Thousands rally in Ankara to remember victims of bombings
Suspected suicide bombers killed at least 95 people in twin bombings at a peace rally on Saturday, making it Turkey's deadliest attack in recent history.
Can a Nobel Prize open up Belarus?
Even before Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize for literature, there were faint signs of change for her closed country.