Taiwan's presidential elections in January are expected to usher in a new political era, and many hope it will also see the island become the first Asian power to legalize same-sex marriage.
The disappearance of Fosun chief Guo Guangchang, dubbed China's Warren Buffett, has stoked fear among captains of industry who thought good behavior and loyalty could protect them from Beijing's ever-expanding anti-corruption campaign.
India's self-styled "King of Good Times" Vijay Mallya turns 60 on Friday, with the flamboyant tycoon showing no sign of slowing down -- despite there being little to celebrate about his shattered business empire.
David Cameron heads to an EU summit in Brussels Thursday hoping to breathe new life into Britain's bid to recast its ties with the union, which have hit a snag over his plan to cut benefits for migrants.
They came for a night fleeing fighting, hammering on the gates of the United Nations base as gunmen rampaged through South Sudan's capital killing and looting.
Thursday marks one year since the United States and Cuba surprised the world by announcing they would end decades of Cold War hostility, but the budding rapprochement is still overshadowed by the U.S. embargo.
After a champagne moment in Paris, where ministers from around the world crafted a pact to fight perilous climate change, now comes the hard part.
Climate scientists Saturday welcomed a pact to battle global warming as a major political advance, but warned of a gaping hole -- the lack of a detailed roadmap for cutting greenhouse gases that cause the problem.
The mutual recriminations after the failure of North and South Korea's latest talks underline the depth of distrust and animosity that has plagued cross-border relations for decades.
A 195-nation wrangle that ended Saturday with a historic Paris pact to curb global warming had to be the anti-Copenhagen: as flawlessly organized as the 2009 summit was chaotic, as much a success as the other was a traumatizing blow for climate diplomacy.