With renewed focus on how encrypted messages can be used to plot terrorist attacks, U.S. President Barack Obama's administration is stepping up pressure on the tech sector to help in the battle.
As the Islamic State jihadist group comes under growing military pressure, its prodigious propaganda output has slowed somewhat but turned increasingly gruesome in a bid to keep in the headlines.
On either side of the Atlantic, the 2008 recession, refugee crises and heightened terror threats have fueled an isolationist populism embodied by Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen -- but they are far from mirror images.
Has the world's crisis lender become politicized? The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been accused of giving in to political pressure in dropping a long established rule on prudential lending on Tuesday so that it can proceed with assistance for Ukraine.
Some are charged with bribe-taking, others electoral crimes and one with forming a gang: Meet the men overseeing the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude oil exporter, has a lot to lose if the global economy shifts to clean energy.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will seek at a party congress Monday to stamp out dissent in her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) over a record refugee influx after months of corrosive infighting.
U.N. climate change chief Christina Figueres may have called Paris "a beacon of hope for the world" as leaders gathered last week to begin hammering out a deal to slow global warming.
A year after an uprising toppled Blaise Compaore after he led Burkina Faso for 27 years, the people of the West African country have elected a new leader whose deep ties to the old regime make many doubt the prospects for real change.
Donald Trump's incendiary new provocation on Muslims plays on American fears about extremists and Syrian refugees, in what analysts said Tuesday was a calculated move by the U.S. opposition Republican Party's presidential front-runner ahead of the first primary votes.