U.S. President Barack Obama faces growing skepticism in Washington over his plan to defeat Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria without U.S. ground troops, with critics blasting the strategy as unrealistic and half-hearted.
Scotland may have rejected independence but will now be handed new powers by Britain which could amount to effective home rule — though experts warn that agreeing these could be messy.
From the closure of a newspaper to arrests and harassment of journalists, rights groups and the media say Liberia's fight against Ebola is being accompanied by an alarming assault on press freedom.
With voters souring on his statesmanship as never before, U.S. President Barack Obama has a sudden chance to use two sudden world crises to recast his final two years in office.
Western governments are facing an uphill battle trying to squeeze the finances of Islamic State (IS) jihadists, as the extremists operate like a “mafia” in territory under their control in Syria and Iraq, experts said Wednesday.
From Washington and Paris to Tehran and Damascus, it seems everyone agrees on the growing need to fight “terrorism.” What exactly the word means is another matter entirely.
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Three Latin American countries hold elections next month — Brazil, Uruguay and Bolivia — a crunch test for ruling leftists seeking to bolster budding dynasties in the face of a regional slowdown.
2014/9/13, 1 Comment
The surge in support for Scottish independence ahead of next week's referendum has encouraged Catalans trying to break from Spain, but the two campaigns grew out of very different circumstances that could define their success.
2014/9/12, 2 Comments
Sweden under Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has enjoyed a dynamic job market, sustained growth and low public debt — and yet the polls suggest he will lose this Sunday's election.
The love-hate relationship between England and Scotland has been marked by bloodthirsty medieval battles, royal marriages and executions, followed by centuries of political and social unity.