Sweden under Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has enjoyed a dynamic job market, sustained growth and low public debt — and yet the polls suggest he will lose this Sunday's election.
The love-hate relationship between England and Scotland has been marked by bloodthirsty medieval battles, royal marriages and executions, followed by centuries of political and social unity.
Mongolia was a Soviet satellite for decades but now fears economic domination by China, with this week's visit by Russia's Vladimir Putin, hard on the heels of Xi Jinping, highlighting its delicate balancing act, analysts say.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's appointment of a record number of women to his cabinet highlights efforts to power the economy by boosting the female workforce — but he faces myriad challenges turning that vision into reality.
Recent electricity outages that plunged Crimea into darkness have spotlighted the peninsula's enduring heavy dependence on Ukraine more than five months after it was annexed by Moscow.
Whether Scotland votes for independence or not, the referendum has fired up debate in the rest of the United Kingdom over London's dominance and the historic ties that hold the country together.
It is one thing for U.S. President Barack Obama to propose an international coalition to “destroy” Islamic State.
Already hounded by paparazzi on their doorsteps, celebrities face a new battle to protect their privacy from hackers willing to splash their most intimate behind-closed-doors photos online.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has gone from being a fringe force to within touching distance of taking Scotland independent from Britain, its defining purpose, in 15 years.
Malaysian attorney N. Surendran appeared in court last week to defend a fellow opposition lawmaker accused of insulting the powerful ruling party — then returned hours later to face a sedition charge of his own.