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As a new president takes office, a deadly firefight rages in Ukraine’s volatile east.
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The Egyptian election was supposed to bring the former Army chief to office on a massive wave of popular support. So why did so many voters stay home?
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How terrorism in the Sinai has eclipsed Egypt's presidential election -- and laid bare tensions with the U.S.
Kiev's iconic Maidan square is now full of Cossacks, tourists, and the homeless. What happened to the protesters who wanted to reshape Ukraine's future?
In Ukraine, women militants are taking up weapons on both sides of the barricades.
Congress and Obama are planning Reagan-era expenditures to modernize U.S. nuclear weapons under sequestration-era budgets. What could possibly go wrong?
Ukrainians hope that Petro Poroshenko can lead them out of the current crisis. But can one man provide the solution to all the country's problems?
History has shown that the Catholic Church can be a great force for good. But it can only live up to that promise by properly addressing the clerical sex abuse scandal.
The German chancellor is caught between her country’s Amerika-Freunde and Putin-Versteher.
As anti-Chinese protests roil Vietnam, a domestic pro-democratic opposition is quietly gathering steam.
India wrapped up the largest democratic election in the world; Pope Francis ordained 13 new priests; and Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine concluded a controversial referendum for self-rule.
Chile has made progress toward democracy. Why do its indigenous people still feel left out?
Why the Russian president is turning to his fellow martial artists to staff an efficient and loyal security force.
The OSCE was designed to ensure peace in Europe. Now the conflict in Ukraine is confronting it with perhaps the greatest crisis in its history.
The leader of Burma's military is leveraging peace talks to position himself for next year's epochal presidential election.
Jacob Zuma's seemingly invincible ANC is back on top -- but that doesn't mean it will continue to rule “until Jesus comes back.”
How the renowned director's latest film distorts history and whitewashes an authoritarian thug.
Britain's almost comically right-wing Tea Party clone is on the rise -- but if it ends up kingmaker in Westminster, that's no laughing matter.
If democracy and political Islam can't coexist and thrive in Ankara, is there no hope for the rest of the Middle East?
Could anything have prevented the tragedy that is now befalling South Sudan?
As Russia marks the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, the chill of Crimea casts a shadow over remembrances.