Brazil may have received a US$53 billion investment boost from China but the South American giant would be unwise to view investment from the Asian superpower as a panacea to its economic woes, analysts said.
The Islamic State group's recent victories have called Barack Obama's Middle East strategy into question and once again made Iraq an issue on the U.S. electoral battlefield.
European Union leaders and six ex-Soviet states hold a summit Thursday focused on the bloc's Eastern Partnership project, which was designed to bolster mutual ties but has been undermined by Russia's intervention in Ukraine.
India's democratically elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi viewed Shanghai's gleaming skyscrapers at the weekend in search of pointers for his economy, but China believes its one-party state is a key reason for its growth miracle.
Germany's nearly 1,800 banks are being forced to rethink their business models in the face of persistently low level of interest rates and weak profitability.
With its refugee reception facilities bursting at the seams, Italy is starting to show the strains created by thousands of people washing up every week on its southern shores.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry took a risky gamble facing derision and much skepticism when he flew to Russia last week for the first time in two years to meet President Vladimir Putin.
The Islamic State group's capture of Ramadi is a serious setback to the U.S. strategy to defeat the jihadists and raises fresh doubts about the competence of its Iraqi partners.
A comedy club owner, an ex-motorcycle expedition leader and a politics student are just some of the 56 new Scottish nationalist MPs set to be sworn in at Britain's parliament this week.
Ireland could become the first country in the world to vote for same-sex marriage in a historic referendum this week in this traditionally Catholic nation.