Brazilian police on Thursday briefly arrested the latest heavyweight implicated in a massive corruption scandal: former finance minister Guido Mantega, a key figure in the previous two governments.
Lamenting a "lack of spirit" between whites and blacks, Donald Trump encouraged racial unity in the face of "a national crisis" Thursday, even as he called for one of America's largest cities to adopt policing tactics that have been condemned as racial profiling.
European trade ministers scrambled Friday to salvage talks on a massive free trade deal with the U.S. amid angry calls that Europe abandon negotiations.
Afghanistan Thursday signed a peace agreement with notorious warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, paving the way for him to make a political comeback despite a history of war crimes and after years in hiding.
The world powers that support Libya's fledgling government urged the country to unite Thursday as rival armed groups jockey for control of its oil exports.
A second night of race-related clashes in Charlotte, North Carolina has left one protester on life support, with the renewed violence prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency.
A defiant Syrian regime launched a new assault on rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Thursday as the United States and Russia failed to revive a floundering peace plan.
Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International has urged the European Union to take the lead in efforts to expose those who represent, or profit, from businesses with secretive links to the world's biggest tax havens, as criticism mounted Thursday of a former top EU official caught up in a wide-ranging document leak from the Bahamas.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Thursday that Britain plans to trigger Article 50, the formal process for leaving the European Union, early next year.
Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi rejected the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics on Wednesday, effectively dooming the capital's candidacy for the second time in four years.