Germany's populist anti-euro Alternative for Germany (AfD) party hopes to win its first parliamentary seats in a western state Sunday when voters in Hamburg, its leader's home city, go to the polls.
For years, scientists and security analysts have warned that global warming looms as a potential source of war and unrest.
As presidential aspirants weigh possible 2016 runs, many are hitting the road far beyond Iowa or New Hampshire, to unofficial campaign stops where passports are required: London, Tokyo and Jerusalem.
Perturbed by Thailand's coup, the United States has scaled back a showpiece joint military exercise with its Southeast Asian ally, but analysts say that with China circling for influence, Washington will not push the kingdom's generals too far.
A surge in support has made the Green Party a potentially disruptive anti-austerity political force in what is set to be Britain's most unpredictable election, even if it wins only a few seats.
As U.N. climate negotiators gather in Geneva this week, one Japan-inspired Hungarian inventor believes he has found a revolutionary and inexpensive way to construct buildings that could slash humanity's energy needs.
Germany and France have been able to borrow at negative rates for some time, meaning investors are paying to loan Berlin and Paris money, but with interest rates falling further as the ECB gears up to launch quantitative easing, multinationals are also now getting paid to borrow.
A feud between Indonesia's law enforcement and its corruption watchdog over the nomination of a police chief has escalated into a full-blown crisis for Joko Widodo, testing the new president's pledge to usher in cleaner governance.
Whoever wins Nigeria's Feb. 14 election will take charge of an economy battered by falling oil prices, leaving the new administration with fewer options to tackle the twin crises of poverty and unemployment, analysts said.
In blocking their last relatively normal route of financing, the European Central Bank (ECB) has further weakened Greek banks which have for years been operating on life support, experts said Thursday.