When a Zimbabwean man would rather spend life behind bars than live one more day on the streets of his nation's capital, you know things have gotten bad.
A Supreme Court ruling that upheld the law in June also allowed individual states to decide whether to accept the Medicaid expansion, sparking an election-year revolt among Republican governors who have opposed the entire reform.
Last week Cuban President Raul Castro said he was willing to engage the U.S. in talks in an apparent bid to relax five decades of diplomatic impasse.
"This is not only damaging us but the whole [Russian] judicial system. It's a disgrace," one of Pussy Riot's lawyers, Nikolai Polozov, commented at the start of the trial on Monday.
Freedom and democracy don’t come easily to a land that’s known precious little of it over time.
The Mombasa Republican Council has been granted legitimacy by the country's high court, setting the stage for a political battle that could threaten Kenya's stability.
India's much-awaited "second wave" of reforms is likely to be delayed due to the dilly-dallying monsoon. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who doubles as the finance minister, is expected to hold the crucial policy decisions on allowing the FDI in retail sector and hike in diesel prices until at least the second week of September, Reuters has reported quoting official sources.
Global economic uncertainty and the dreaded fiscal cliff have taken a toll on American consumer demand, affecting second-quarter revenues and urging companies to dim their forecasts. DuPont and Co, Texas Instruments, Inc. and United Parcel Service, Inc. are the latest to do so.
Voula Papachristou Pictures: Greek Female Athlete Expelled From London Olympics For Racist Comments [PHOTOS]
Triple jumper Voula Papachristou has been expelled from the games because of an inappropriate use of an inappropriate tweet.
Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said on Wednesday that the nation's polarizing president, Robert Mugabe, would accept the result of the next elections, even if they don't go his way.
Why Ghana has been spared much of the chaos that surrounds it in West Africa?
Thirty years ago (ironically, about the same time Mubarak seized power in Egypt), the Taiwanese initiated the path towards forming a democratic state.
John Evans Atta Mills, president of Ghana who transformed the country's economy into one of African's newest oil-producing states, passed away at a military hospital on Tuesday. He will be succeeded by his vice president.
Republicans torpedo a treaty in the Senate, and the U.S. remains outside the bounds of a major international maritime agreement. Together with a few unsavory names
In its latest effort to scrutinize a wave of new voting laws, the Justice Department is asking Pennsylania for more information about a law requiring voters to present valid photo identification.
The meeting, which will take place at the PM's official residence of number 10 Downing Street, is fraught with potential political faux pas. After all, the sitting PM is not -- according to a Downing Street spokesman who spoke to the Telegraph -- supposed to meet candidates in elections in foreign countries.
A national election is expected to take place in Zimbabwe next year. Without sanctions to condemn, Mugabe would be hard-pressed to find something else to blame.
Pranab Mukherjee, a veteran Cabinet finance minister backed by the ruling Congress party, was declared winner of the Indian presidential election Sunday.
In the old days of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), the party of President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto, a systemic culture of government corruption ensured that the drug cartels would be more or less left alone in exchange for hefty bribes at multiple levels, and as the drugs flowed north into the U.S. there was relatively little violence.
Communal tensions continued to flare in western Myanmar six weeks into the declaration of a state of emergency in the region, even as targeted attacks and human rights violations by the security forces against the minority community of the Rohingya and other Muslims have increased, said Amnesty International on Friday.
Gold continues to fare better than other asset classes in spite of a downward pressure on prices.
Facebook Voter Registration Hits Washington State, Is The New Voting App Safe For Information, Privacy?
Nowadays, Facebook is likely your go-to resource for just about everything; From linking up with your friends, to obtaining news, to ordering new clothes. But now, you can serve your patriotic duty as an American via the social media giant's newest add-on: voter registration. An application on Facebook allows users to register to vote through an app called My Vote. However the voter registration app, said to be safe for personal information and privacy, is limited to Facebook users in...
India's economy will grow at its slowest pace in a decade this fiscal year, with tight monetary policy, political gridlock and a weakening global economy prompting analysts to slash their forecasts, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday.
The Indian economy would see in this fiscal year its weakest growth rate in the past 10 years as the policy gridlocks and global economic uncertainties weigh heavily on the country.
Bane Creator Chuck Dixon Responds to Rush Limbaugh's Comments About 'The Dark Knight Rises,' is a 'Staunch Conservative' [AUDIO]
It's no secret that Rush Limbaugh says some pretty dumb things, but on Tuesday, he may have made his most bizarre statement yet. Limbaugh alleges that it's not accidental that Dark Knight Rises villain Bane has a name phonetically similar to Mitt Romney's private equity firm Bain Capital. According to Chuck Dixon, the man who created Bane for the Batman comic books, Limbaugh couldn't be more wrong.
Indian actor Rajesh Khanna, who starred in more than 160 films over the course of his 46-year career, died at his family home in Mumbai on Wednesday. He was 69. Khanna made a name for himself in the 1960s and 1970s just as Bollywood was coming into its own; during his heyday, he was often cast as the romantic lead. Of his 163 total films, he was the lead protagonist in 128 of them.