North Korea had few friends even before the assassination of the leader's half-brother at a Kuala Lumpur airport last week, but the fallout from the killing looks set to further isolate the nuclear-armed state.
Few things seem to stop French far-right leader Marine Le Pen from rising in the polls. Not investigations for fraud and hate speech, attacks by opponents nor warnings from experts about her program.
Membership of North Korea's ruling dynasty brings enormous privilege, but for anyone who falls foul of the power games there is a potentially fatal price to pay.
Successful hotel chain operator Toshio Motoya doesn't mind if his denial of a notorious Japanese World War II military atrocity in China drives customers away.
The United States and Russia may be on the verge of a new arms race in Europe, decades after the missile crisis that shook the Old Continent in the waning years of the Soviet Union.
Donald Trump and his White House have come in for intense criticism in the president's dizzying first weeks in office, and the rising sound of discord is not just coming from opposition Democrats.
Hanjin Shipping will declare bankruptcy Friday, with the former titan of the global shipping industry and one of South Korea's powerful family-run "chaebol" finally sinking under billions of dollars of debt.
Campaigning with gusto for a "Yes" vote in Turkey's referendum on a new constitution, it may seem surprising Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is an impassioned champion of the plan to expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Between the alleged cyber-attacks on U.S. political parties and secret dealings between presidential aides-in-waiting and Russia's ambassador, Moscow is front and center in American politics in a way not seen since the Cold War.
Donald Trump may have given his unequivocal support to Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Olympics but the tumultuous first few weeks of his presidency have dealt a blow to the city's hopes of staging the games, analysts say.