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South Africa's Ruling ANC Looks to Learn from Chinese Communist Party

Most South Africans don’t visit Venterskroon, a former gold-mining town, unless they are going there on vacation. It was the site of an inconclusive …

South Africa

The Disappearance Of 43 Mexican Students Is An Atrocity. But It's No Isolated Incident

<i>Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we look at the case of 43 missing students in Mexico and other disappearances in the country.</i><p>Tens of thousands of Mexicans hit the streets of the capital on Thursday evening, angered by the …

Russia Shores Up Control Over Black Sea Region With New Treaty

Russia tightened its control Monday over Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia with a new treaty envisaging closer military and economic ties with the lush sliver of land along the Black Sea.<p>The move drew outrage and cries of "annexation" in Georgia and sent a chill through those in Abkhazia who …

New Iran Nuclear talks deadlines: March 1, July 1, 2015

A new deadline for a political framework agreement for Iran's Nuclear talks has been set for March 1, 2015, a Western diplomat tells CNN on Monday, with a deadline for final agreement including annexes on July 1.<p>Negotiators had been scrambling to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear program before a …

Chuck Hagel forced to step down as US defense secretary

The US defense secretary has been fired after less than two years in office as the White House reorders a national security strategy upended by the Islamic State (Isis).<p>Chuck Hagel, Barack Obama’s third Pentagon chief and a former Republican senator, will leave the Department of Defense just weeks …

The UK is about to enter an era of messy multi-party politics

“Outbreaks of political panic are near-certain.” “Europe’s most politically unpredictable country.” “Literally ungovernable.”<p>These descriptions could apply to any number of countries—Greece and Spain spring to mind—but Britain normally wouldn’t rank high on the list.<p>And yet, the UK’s “days as a …

Great Britain

Russia gets greater control over Black Sea region

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia tightened its control Monday over Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia with a new treaty envisaging closer military and …