Negotiators from the U.S., Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim countries could put the finishing touches on the most ambitious trade and investment deal in decades when they meet this week in Hawaii.
A serious clash between Burkina Faso's presidential guard and the prime minister has left the west African nation on a political tightrope three months ahead of a key presidential election.
Many of Spain's 5 million unemployed dream of finding a steady job in the economic recovery vaunted by the government -- but a legion of undeclared workers still scrape by cash-in-hand.
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is set to win a controversial third term in office, but analysts say his victory will be hollow, with the country divided, isolated and facing aid cuts.
Polish TV presenter Robert Bernatowicz used to hate Warsaw's colossal Palace of Culture, an unwanted gift from Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin that opened 60 years ago this week. But that was before he broke into the building.
The return of oil from Iran following the landmark nuclear energy deal with world powers could create fresh tensions within OPEC but may reinforce the cartel's output strategy, analysts say.
Footage of Queen Elizabeth II giving a Nazi salute as a child on Sunday revived an uncomfortable debate about the British royal family's historic links to Adolf Hitler's murderous regime in Germany.
Reddit became one of the most visited websites in the world on the backs of users devoted to the online bulletin board where people could post just about anything.
The third rescue plan for Greece has not even been finalized but already the parties at the center of the deal are raising doubts over its viability.
Turkey is stepping up its role in the fight against Islamic State extremists after realizing the threats to its own security from jihadists and responding to pressure from its Western partners, analysts say.