After Spain's minority Socialist government was defeated in a budget vote in Parliament, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called an early election for Apr. 28. In the country's fragmented political environment, forming a new government will be challenging for any party.
The film academy's decision to remove four award categories from the live portion of the Feb. 24 broadcast has drawn widespread criticisms, not least from dozens of Hollywood heavyweights. The academy insists on shrinking the show to reverse sliding ratings.
The future of Italy’s coalition government rests upon the completion of a high-speed rail tunnel to France, as the two factions use the project to determine the country's governing ethos: populism or pro-business?
Ending a three-day walk-out, Denver teachers returned to their classrooms with a tentative deal to raise their pay. Colorado’s example is the latest in a national movement launched by West Virginia teachers' "Red4Ed" strike a year ago.
Amazon has scrapped plans to build a headquarters in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians, but experts warn that the pushback against the tech company could be seen as a warning to other companies considering a relocation to New York.
The West Bank's largest city is a frequent flashpoint between Israeli settlers and Palestinians. Now Palestinian activists have launched their own patrols to document alleged settler violence in Hebron after Israel expelled international observers.
Spurred by teacher activism nationwide, Denver educators are challenging one of the nation's oldest incentive pay systems – a practice they say creates competition within schools and does not equitably pay teachers struggling to make ends meet in a rapidly growing city.
A new museum in Iraq's capital honors the mainly Shiite militiamen who died fighting the Islamic State. The Iran-backed militias gained prominence after helping the government in the war. Some worry that this spells trouble for a country with a history of bloody sectarian strife.
A judge has ruled that Trump's former campaign chairman misled the FBI, prosecutors, and a federal grand jury about a co-defendant linked to Russian intelligence. The revelation largely rejects attorneys' argument that Paul Manafort hadn't intentionally mislead investigators.
Friday marks the anniversary of Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan 30 years ago. Once hailed as a much sought-after end to a bloody quagmire, many Russians now see the decade-long war as successful and legitimate action against United States-backed militants.
Invoking a decades-old resolution, the House passed a bill Wednesday that would force the Trump administration to withdraw US troops from Yemen – a rebuke of the administration's foreign policy and a sign that attitudes might be shifting in Washington.
Award-winning journalist Maria Ressa has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration. Media watch dogs decried her arrest as the government's latest attempt to muzzle press freedom.
Following a defeat for the Australian government in Parliament, where it passed a bill to grant easier hospital access to asylum seekers, Prime Minister Scott Morrison's conservative government announced the decision to reopen an island detention camp.
As North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's regime becomes aware that the public is increasingly familiar with foreign pop culture despite severe restrictions, producers of domestic media and consumer goods have been instructed to study global samples to "learn from their example."
As Nigeria gears up for Saturday’s election, the country is working hard to halt the spread of fake news on the internet as more Nigerians encounter misleading online images and information that have, in the past, incited violence.
Trade talks continue this week between the United States and China, the outcome of which will help decide whether President Trump will raise tariffs on Chinese imports to slow the spread of their technologies – the latest move in an ongoing struggle for power in the global market.
Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has expressed support for reforming the country's telecommunications law, rather than an outright ban, to counter the risks posed by Huawei, the Chinese mobile network equipment giant.
Despite the eradication of Islamic State militants from their small Iraqi town, many Christian residents fear returning to Bartella, which is now run by Shiite militias who frequently bully and assault Christians – a power grab that is playing out across Iraq.
Venezuela suffers from soaring levels of malnutrition, disease, and violence. Yet President Nicolás Maduro has refused all economic assistance, contending the aid is part of a coup concocted by the White House to topple him.
Eager to avoid another government shutdown, congressional negotiators have reached a tentative agreement that will finance new barriers along the US-Mexico border – though with less fencing than President Trump previously demanded.
The prospect of Thailand's Princess Ubolratana Mahidol standing in the election for prime minister was quickly dashed after the king called the move inappropriate and unconstitutional. It is unlikely that what had happened behind the scenes will ever be known.
This week, Spain's Supreme Court will put on trial a dozen Catalan separatists who led a failed independence referendum in 2017. The court's decision could play an outsized role in Spain's future, as Catalonians remain divided by the secession question.
By softening her approach to funding a border wall, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has demonstrated that she is willing and able to both rein in her party's more liberal members and compromise with Republicans over government shutdown concerns.