The negotiations between Greece and the EU bring to mind Themistocles, a man who knew when to retreat and when to fight.
The banks declarations have been painfully exposed as lies, as Greece's economy has shrunk nearly one-third since it began following austerity policies.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was touring the world in January as troubles mounted at home.
Nigeria is in the news again because of vicious attacks by the extremist jihadi group Boko Haram in the country's Northeastern state of Borno.
Latin American and Caribbean cooperation with China serves economic needs on both sides.
The Arctic may be cold, but the politics surrounding it are pretty hot. There is a great deal at stake.
Britain's three main party political leaders - among the most unpopular in British political history - crawled up to Scotland to beg that it votes against independence.
We can do it! Let's get this done this year! ¡Viva la Revolución Cubana! ¡Viva Cuba Socialista!
In Pope Francis' document, he denounces the anti-human effects of the "idolatry"of the market and the radical wealth inequality resulting from it, but what is really new is making this issue the center of the Catholic Church's mission.
Francis I is blasting the "tyranny" of unfettered capitalism, economic inequity and financial finagling.