Hong Kong will select a new leader on Sunday in a vote skewed toward Beijing that has once more opened up the city's political divisions.
As the EU turns 60 amid a divorce from Britain and other midlife crises, the question is increasingly not how it can bounce back, but how it can survive.
On free trade, globalization and multilateral organizations, the United States has done an about-face on international engagement, calling the vaunted "Washington consensus" into doubt.
As President Donald Trump battles to reinstate his controversial revised travel ban, one overlooked effect has been the havoc wreaked on legal Americans with family abroad.
The prospects for Scotland's economy after Brexit are at the heart of the battle between its pro-independence first minister and British Prime Minister Theresa May, who wants Britain to stay united as it leaves the EU.
Ministers from the world's top economies heralded plans to boost development in Africa on Saturday, at an otherwise fractious G-20 gathering in Germany.
Marine Le Pen's far-right rhetoric, Francois Fillon's survival tale and Emmanuel Macron's novel style: the ups and downs of the French presidential election have captured international attention.
The United States and China are finalizing plans for a summit between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago this April, but diplomats are struggling to remove last-minute stumbling blocks.
With neither the mainstream left nor right tipped to win the French presidency, this year's election could end a lock on power that has defined the country's politics for decades.
There were fears that WikiLeaks was turning from a whistleblower into a political weapon.