Uruguayan president-elect Tabare Vazquez, a cancer doctor returning to the country's highest office a decade after launching an anti-smoking crusade, faces a dilemma over his predecessor's landmark marijuana law.
Last spring, emails written by members of American University's Epsilon Iota fraternity were leaked, revealing to a horrified public the strategies — from manipulation to outright drugging — the brothers used to get sex.
The U.S. Supreme Court will today consider a groundbreaking case about whether death threats posted on Facebook are liable to prosecution or whether threatening comments are protected by constitutional rights to free speech.
From the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group's black banner to colorful depictions of revered Shiite figures, the Kurds' golden sun and the official tricolor, a “war of flags” rages in Iraq.
India pledged a slew of regional investments at a South Asian summit this week, seeking to counter China's growing economic inroads into its backyard as it remains embroiled in bitter rivalry with Pakistan.
As the West fights to keep its youth from the grip of jihadists, Cameroon's Muslim leaders are struggling to respond to a recruitment drive by Nigeria's deadly Boko Haram.
Barack Obama's election as the United States' first black leader raised hopes that his presidency would serve as a platform for work to bridge the country's still dangerous racial divides.
Rocked by a mayor's role in the presumed killing of 43 students, Mexico's main left-wing party is facing more turmoil after its founder quit amid a dispute with the leadership.
British Muslim rights groups and ordinary faithful said they felt singled out by a tough new anti-terror law unveiled on Wednesday, labeling the planned legislation divisive and rushed.
Greenland voters are on Friday expected to focus on the Arctic territory's economic future rather than independence from Denmark, in a snap election prompted by a corruption scandal.