Can't live with each other, can't live with out each other: the tangled relationship between Sepp Blatter's FIFA and Michel Platini's UEFA reached a new low with the corruption storm that hit soccer's world body.
With eight declared Republican presidential hopefuls and eight more expected to run, consensus has been brushed aside for 2016, as GOP rivals battle to shape the future of the party, and America, in the post-Obama era.
Aung San Suu Kyi was once an unassailable champion of Myanmar's powerless. But the opposition leader's refusal to speak up for a persecuted Muslim minority at the heart of a migrant crisis has cast doubt over her moral force -- and even earned a gentle rebuke from fellow Nobel laureate the Dalai Lama.
By voting in local elections for upstart parties that vow to fight corruption and an economic downturn, Spanish voters will force their politicians to learn to form coalitions, analysts say.
From open-top bus tours and neighborhood rallies to bicycle protests and dance routines, campaigners in Hong Kong are employing a range of tactics to win hearts and minds ahead of a key vote on the city's political future.
Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang heads home from a Latin American tour Tuesday with a briefcase full of deals that bolster a relationship profitable for the region's slowing economies but still highly unequal.
The once-dominant Catholic Church in Ireland was trying to come to terms Sunday with an overwhelming vote in favor of gay marriage, saying it needed a "new language" to connect to people.
President Barack Obama's war strategy failed to stop Islamic State jihadists from overrunning Ramadi but he appears reluctant to change course despite the group's advances on the battlefield.
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.