King Felipe VI of Spain has strengthened the standing of Spain's monarchy in his first year as king, surprising the country by squaring up to scandal -- but its future remains uncertain as a fresh political generation comes of age.
Greece is a cow slipping on ice that must be pushed to firm ground, says European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker, employing a rustic metaphor for painful days of trying to save headstrong Athens from default and catastrophe.
Denmark's anti-immigration DPP party is expected to post a record score in Thursday's general election, which has been marked by debate over the place of foreigners in Danish society.
The hacking of millions of U.S. government employees is likely part of an effort by People's Republic of China (PRC) intelligence for long-term profiling -- and possibly more nefarious things.
Despite growing pressure to address the tragedy of African migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, the African Union is unlikely to offer any home-grown solutions to the crisis, say analysts.
The marathon effort to forge a world pact on climate change now hinges on what happens outside the U.N. arena in the coming months, analysts said after another faltering negotiation round.
The jailing of China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang marks the highest point of a corruption crackdown pushed by Xi Jinping, but efforts appear to be slowing with analysts citing opposition from officials.
With just a few thousand dollars and an Internet-powered grassroots campaign, a 25-year-old Mexican of Japanese ancestry tapped into discontent with corruption-plagued political parties to make history in midterm elections.
OPEC's announcement that it is keeping crude output levels unchanged again, despite a collapse in oil prices, reflects the growing influence of booming U.S. shale but analysts say the cartel is still the dominant player.
A new ruling by a U.S. judge has increased the total Argentina owes holdout bondholders to US$5.2 billion -- a massive responsibility that if upheld likely will fall to the next government, experts said.