Wary of their powerful neighbor Russia, the Baltic states of Lithuania and Latvia plan to double defense spending while Estonia will maintain its strong level after watching Moscow take over Crimea.
The Malaysia Airlines crash investigation is shaping up as the most challenging in history due to jurisdictional tangles and a lack of evidence so far, and any answers could take years to emerge.
Jitendra Saini stares at the gleaming solar panels on his farm in Rajasthan, paid in large part by the ruling Congress party, as he considers who will get his vote in India's election.
With Algeria's election campaign in full swing, ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is conspicuous by his absence but remains the firm favorite as high-profile allies criss-cross the country to make his controversial case.
While U.S. Democrats face many hurdles as they prepare for this year's battle for control of Congress, few are more daunting than the Koch brothers — conservative business moguls with deep pockets.
An Egyptian court's sentencing of 529 people to death for rioting has fixed the spotlight on a massive legal war on the Islamist opposition, with thousands in prison and hundreds more convicted in mass trials.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has steered her power-sharing government through a rocky 100 first days in office with a high-profile resignation and the Crimea crisis but remains at the height of her powers.
Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.
While murders have dropped across Mexico, a burst of violence has rattled the capital's suburbs, with criminals dumping bodies on roadsides, kidnapping people in broad daylight and levying protection taxes.
He is a hardline Hindu nationalist who was boycotted by the West for years and has been a vocal critic of “expansionist” China, India's arch-rival.