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.
The bitter row between Turkey and Europe in the referendum campaign on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers risks causing lasting damage to their often-fraught relationship, analysts say.
Brazil's capital is on edge ahead of the expected opening of scores of corruption cases this week against sitting and former politicians in a crisis that could threaten President Michel Temer's rule.
Elected in 2013 with a brief to reform a scandal-hit Vatican, Pope Francis has launched numerous initiatives but, four years later, he is still struggling to deliver real change.
Li Nang, a young migrant worker wearing hot pants and high heels, stood before the statue of a gilt goddess garlanded with marigolds and fairy lights in Kuala Lumpur as she prayed for good business -- and her own safety.
Poland risks isolation in the European Union after its right-wing government failed in its bitter campaign to derail the re-election of its own citizen Donald Tusk as the bloc's president.