A year since Scotland voted against independence in a historic referendum, questions remain over the country's future in the United Kingdom with nationalists waiting for the right moment to push for another vote.
Warnings that jihadists bent on violence may be sneaking into Europe disguised as refugees are growing louder, but analysts say extremists do not need to board rickety rubber dinghies to infiltrate the continent.
Pope Francis sets off on Saturday for a trip spanning communist Cuba and the spiritual home of capitalism, the United States, erstwhile bitter enemies he has helped bring closer together.
A blunt-talking lawyer who took over Greece's second largest party almost by accident could become the country's next prime minister, if polls ahead of the Sept. 20 ballot prove true.
The police investigation into the Bangkok shrine blast increasingly points towards a game-changing attack on Chinese tourists by Uighur militants or sympathizers, analysts say -- but Thailand and Beijing are loath to admit it.
When mainland Chinese executive chief Li Keqiang sought to reassure business leaders that the world's second-largest economy can avoid a hard landing, he acknowledged mounting fears of exactly that, and analysts say the adjustment to slower growth will be painful.
Brazil has been preparing to party as next year's Olympics host, but a credit downgrade to junk status means the world's seventh largest economy will be nursing a terrible hangover instead.
Every day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the past four weeks, pensioner Frank Dittrich has been turning up at a Berlin refugee registration center to distribute water to waiting migrants.
A flood of desperate refugees and images of a toddler lying dead on a beach have thrown Syria's chaos into stark relief, but global powers are still far from seeing eye-to-eye on a solution to the conflict.
This year's record refugee influx will bring sweeping social, demographic and economic change to Germany, which was long uncomfortable about being known as a country of migrants, analysts say.