There's economic reality. Then there's the Chinese stock market. The two usually occupy parallel universes.
One month after taking office, Nigeria's new president has not yet named a Cabinet to help him cope with this country's firestorm of troubles.
Whether Greeks decide in Sunday's referendum to accept their lenders' bailout deal or reject it, the government's hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts say.
The stumbles, blunders and policy chaos that have sent increasingly frosty U.S.-Russia relations into what many now call a new Cold War might have been inevitable.
While waiting for the new commissioners to be selected, the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is facing a new challenge as the Indonesian House of Representatives has officially proposed a revision of KPK Law No. 30/2002. According to the House, the amendment is nothing more than part of the efforts to strengthen the country's anticorruption agency.
Is Donald Trump's business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be? Trump has found himself on the receiving end of the catchphrase he made famous on his reality show "The Apprentice" -- "You're fired!" -- after NBC dumped the real estate mogul Monday over comments he made about immigrants during his recent presidential campaign kickoff speech.
Across the U.S. South, Confederate symbols are toppling, teetering or at least getting critical new looks. But is it a sign of real change in a region known for fiercely defending its complex traditions, or simply the work of frightened politicians and nervous corporate bean counters scrambling for cover in the wake of another white-on-black atrocity?
A legislative victory on trade this past week has given a vital boost to President Barack Obama's effort to deepen U.S. engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. His administration also navigated worrying tensions with mainland China by stressing at high-level talks in Washington how the two powers can cooperate on issues of global concern, like climate change.
Nearly two decades after the fall of dictator Suharto forced Indonesia's military out of politics, the army is inching back into civilian roles, risking a setback for democracy in this Southeast Asian nation and perhaps even for the turbulent region.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has emerged undamaged from the global financial crisis, European bailouts, an astonishing U-turn on nuclear power and the crisis over Ukraine.