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.
Poland and the Baltic states are worried that the reliance of European powerhouse Germany on Russian natural gas undermines Western leverage against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.
Israel's insistence on Palestinian recognition of its Jewish character and the Palestinian refusal to comply is threatening bring about the collapse of U.S.-led peace talks.
Belgrade voters often turn their backs on the ruling elite, a fact the struggling opposition hopes will boost its chances of winning back control of the capital, a key political battleground in Serbia.
It is the ugly solution to the Ukrainian crisis world leaders will never acknowledge but grudgingly may have to accept.
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