The Hong Kong government gave lawmakers their first look on Wednesday at a long-awaited electoral blueprint for selecting the city's next leader, a plan that reflects China's desire for a tightly controlled poll despite calls for more democracy.» Read More
Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have clawed back a tiny lead over separatists, opinion surveys show, less than a week before Scots vote.
The US and EU plan to stop billions of dollars in oil exploration in Russia by energy companies including Exxon Mobil and BP.
The United States charged on Friday that a Chinese fighter pilot conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a Navy patrol plane in international air space this week, flying a few yards (meters) from the U.S. jet and performing acrobatic maneuvers around it.
Americans strongly favor treating Israelis and Palestinians equally in the conflict in Gaza, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.
Obama also used the speech to lampoon Congress, saying it should "stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time."
A key senator and congressman on Monday announced a deal to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs.
President Obama may want to end tax inversions, but one economist says this is why the president probably won't accomplish it.
Fighting and artillery barrages flared near the Russian border in the hours after President Barack Obama called the loss of flight MH17 a "wake-up call" to Europe.
Rebels and international observers have yet to agree on a security zone around the site where a Malaysian airliner crashed in eastern Ukraine, they said on Saturday, complicating efforts to secure evidence.
The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 threatens to escalate a tense, months-long stand-off between the west and Russia over Ukraine to dangerous new levels. The FT reports.
In a statement to the press, President Barack Obama said he does not see a U.S. military role beyond what is currently being done.
John Kerry landed in Baghdad on Monday to press the Prime Minister to form a more inclusive government in response to a Sunni insurgency.
Nearly 600,000 votes have been cast in three days of an unofficial referendum on democratic reforms in Hong Kong, part of a civil campaign that has been branded illegal by the former British colony and by Communist Party authorities in Beijing.
Russia's Vladimir Putin on Saturday voiced limited support for Ukraine's unilateral ceasefire in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists, but told President Petro Poroshenko there had to be talks with the rebels to prevent the truce collapsing.
One of the two hopefuls in Indonesia's presidential election has been accused of being a closet Christian, the other of being a foreigner and unfit to lead the nation.
The president has shifted his focus away from airstrikes in Iraq as an imminent option for slowing a fast-moving Islamic insurgency officials said.
President Obama says he would not be putting U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq, and any other action would take days of planning.
House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama is "taking a nap" as terrorists capture Iraqi cities and move toward the capital of Baghdad.
Eric Cantor's loss to challenger David Brat is going to cause Republicans problems and help Democrats some, former Rep. Barney Frank said.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul reveals plans to encourage U.S. companies to bring untaxed profits overseas back to America.
Greece's prime minister said he hopes to strike a deal with lenders by May 9, to allow the European Central Bank to help the country.
The standoff between Greece and its creditors has spawned another rivalry: the battle to coin fresh buzzwords for the protracted drama.
A default by a euro zone member state has no automatic impact for that state's banks, said ECB Vice President.
Three former U.S. Treasury Secretaries agree: The U.S. has plenty of problems, but it's still in a dominant position.
White House officials said that no classified networks had been compromised, and that the hackers had collected no classified information.
President Obama roasted himself, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner.