Wars in Iraq, Syria and Yemen have killed hundreds of thousands of people. Enforced disappearances, torture and extremist attacks infringe on human rights worldwide. Tyrannical, autocratic leaders and their allies from Belarus to Burundi repel dissent with an iron fist.
When Britons decide next week whether to leave the European Union the question will be simple: yes or no. Actually leaving would be far more complicated, rather like a drawn-out, painful and possibly bitter divorce.
A case brought by U.S. ally the Philippines against China represents a diplomatic dilemma for far-flung nations as Washington and Beijing rally support for their respective positions on the use of international arbitration in South China Sea disputes.
Dumping Donald Trump at next month's Republican Party national convention? Highly dubious, but not prohibitively implausible.
When Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and suspended last month, her permanent ouster seemed all but certain.
Americans agree on this much: They are disgusted with politics. Yet Americans say they still believe in America, the experiment in democracy that the founders described as a place where the government should protect the rights of ordinary people to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
For two weeks in February, Hillary Clinton's campaign appeared on the brink of falling into an all-too-familiar pattern.
Midway through a national election campaign in Australia, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's honeymoon with voters continues to wane, raising the prospect of the country having its fifth leader in just over three years.
In two U.S. House Republican strongholds -- a Georgia district sprawling from Atlanta's exurbs to the Alabama line and another in California's Central Valley -- upcoming elections illustrate the sharp elbows and vigilance that this ant-establishment moment demands of GOP candidates.
An unexpectedly bleak May jobs report has suddenly muddied the outlook for the U.S. economy. Until this week, the Federal Reserve had seemed poised to raise interest rates perhaps as soon as June 15