Supporters of Scotland breaking away from the United Kingdom are making up some ground but with six months to go until the independence referendum, it is not enough, analysts say.
Europe will have trouble weaning itself off Russian natural gas, analysts say, as it faces declining production at home and Asian competition for supplies.
Young men and women in the nationalist heartland of western Ukraine are signing up to defend their country from what they call “Russian aggressors” who have taken over Crimea.
As the death toll from the latest outbreak of poverty-driven diseases in Pakistan's Thar desert nears 100 children, experts are warning that corruption and a dysfunctional political system make a repeat of the disaster almost inevitable.
On a vacant lot in Buenos Aires, a new shantytown is rising up, with the 3,000 hopeful residents-to-be taking inspiration from Pope Francis.
Neither Israel, Gaza's Hamas rulers nor Islamic Jihad want to see the latest round of cross-border fighting escalate, but each side seeks to consolidate political gains, analysts said Thursday.
His name is not on the ballot, but with Republicans on the rise, Barack Obama has a strong incentive to battle hard for Democrats in November's mid-term elections.
Chinese portrayals of the far western region of Xinjiang veer from a happy land of dancing minorities to a hotbed of dangerous separatist terrorism, polarized and simplistic viewpoints that experts say are used to justify domination and harsh security.
Overshadowed by a vehement pro-Russian camp, those who would like to see the eastern city of Donetsk remain part of Ukraine are struggling to make themselves heard.
Courtroom number 23 in South Africa's Johannesburg Regional Magistrate's Court only has six people in the gallery, no throng of world media and proceedings take place at a snail's pace.