Political analysts see a new trend in Taiwan away from party politics and toward more civic engagement after the weekend's local elections, in which the China-friendly ruling party suffered a humiliating defeat.
U.S. President Barack Obama may have hoped to escape the tumult of Washington with two weeks on the resort island of Martha's Vineyard, but vexing foreign policy issues have dogged him on holiday.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory in Sunday's presidential election was hailed by his allies as a “revolution.”
The European Union has spent months rebuking Russia for fueling the unrest in Ukraine. But so far, it had assiduously dodged the most painful punishment in its arsenal — economic sanctions, financially unpleasant for both of the major trading partners.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Seoul this week has put North Korea in a difficult spot when it comes to ties with its two neighbors.
Beijing's point man on Taiwan cut short his trip to the island this week as protests intensified, leaving many locals feeling more aggrieved than soothed by the visit that had been billed as an outreach exercise.
For weeks, EU talk has been all about rifts and tiffs, with British Prime Minister David Cameron once again at odds with his European colleagues — this time over a top job in the bloc.
Back-to-back rebel attacks in Pakistan have compounded Islamabad's perennial dilemma of how to deal with the Taliban.
Petro Poroshenko is no stranger to politics, which will be a useful asset as he takes on one gargantuan task after another in the coming months.
Three religions, three states (or two states and one political entity, depending on who is asked) and three surprises in three days.