Vilified for their dark arts since the phone-hacking scandal, Britain's popular press won a victory this week after prosecutors acknowledged that the long-held practice of paying sources for stories was legitimate.
With its huge new infrastructure bank and its ambitions for a globalized renminbi currency, China is leading the upending of a 70-year-old global order built on American economic power.
Say four simple letters, TTIP, to many Europeans and you're likely to be met with a blank stare.
Mass killings? Mutual bloodletting? Genocide? The hundreds of thousands of dead have been silent for a century, but generations on, Armenians are still battling to get the World War I slaying of their ancestors recognized as a genocide.
Possible skeletons in Iran's closet -- the subject of talks in Tehran on Wednesday -- could yet spook the historic Iran nuclear deal, experts say.
After 25 years of tranquil post Cold War relations, Finns are once again worried about the threat posed by their resurgent eastern neighbor Russia, though they remain firmly opposed to joining NATO.
Hillary Clinton has put an end to speculation about one question: Yes, she's running for president. But that leaves another: What role has she in mind for her husband Bill?
Rejecting worldwide pressure, Turkey has drawn a defiant red line in refusing to recognize the mass killings of Armenians in World War I as genocide on the 100th anniversary year of the tragedy.
South Koreans mark the first anniversary this week of the Sewol ferry disaster which scarred the national psyche and left a lasting legacy of bitterness, mistrust and division.
Leaders seeking independence for Spain's Catalonia region had the wind in their sails four months ago, but the change sweeping Spanish politics has blown them off course.