Fewer than 7,000 votes separated El Salvador's ruling party candidate and his rival. Both men claimed victory, fueling worries in a country whose democracy is hard-won.
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An apparent decline in aerial smuggling of cocaine does not mean the overall flow of the drug has dropped.
A student leader has been killed at an anti-government protest in western Venezuela, officials have said. Eyewitnesses said he and other students were attacked by armed men riding motorcycles.
A Swedish journalist was shot to death on Tuesday while he was talking to a translator on a street in Kabul, the second killing in two months to strike foreigners in an affluent and well-guarded area of the Afghan capital.
Thailand is expected to lift a state of emergency in Bangkok, almost two months after it was imposed to quell anti-government protests, because of pressure from businesses and in light of improving security, a top official said on Tuesday.
Maoist rebels ambushed police and killed 16 involved in a mine clearing operation in a remote part of eastern India region on Tuesday, police said, as the insurgents demonstrated their strength ahead of a general election next month.
Although officials in Washington and Kabul often accuse Pakistan of being an unreliable ally, its army has lost roughly twice as many soldiers in the conflict with Taliban fighters as the U.S.
Malaysian officials said one passenger who boarded the missing Malaysian flight with a stolen passport is a 19-year-old Iranian who appeared to be trying to migrate to Germany to reunite with his mother.
Concealed in the Nile River reeds, mothers and their children crouched underwater, holding their breath as long as possible, as South Sudanese militias on the bank argued whether to hunt down and kill dozens of people hiding there.
The UN warns about an upsurge in violence in Sudan's Darfur region, saying some 50,000 people had been displaced since the end of February.
The top diplomat from the Turkish north of Cyprus said core differences with the Greek south could be resolved in a “matter of months,” putting the divided Mediterranean island’s reunification within reach for the first time in four decades.
Fethullah Gulen, the Islamic preacher embroiled in a battle with the Turkish government that has shaken the country, has redoubled his criticism of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, calling for a new constitution to rein in rights he says are under siege.
Russia's occupation of Crimea has violated international law and created a new crisis among world leaders. Now the EU and the US are fighting over the best means to address Russia's reawakened expansionary ambitions.
French official says sanctions could kick in this week if Russia refuses talks with Ukraine government.
Business titans face the prospect of losing access to Western finance if the United States and Europe carry out threats of tougher sanctions against Moscow.
Ukraine's parliament has warned the regional assembly in Crimea that it faces dissolution unless it cancels a referendum it has called to join the region to Russia.
The vessel, whose ownership is unclear, is believed to be carrying oil obtained illicitly from militia groups.
While the Israeli military used to plan for conventional armored battle, its forces now train to withstand fighters who have antitank missiles and underground hide-outs.
There has been a shift in Americans’ understanding of the role of the U.S. and the nature of power, with complex and unnerving consequences.
Change won't come to America's broken immigration system from policymakers. It will come from organizers.
If the Chinese leadership were ever to ‘do a Putin’, how could the US and allies react?
The protests may only invigorate a flaccid dictatorship.
One danger from Japan's nationalist rhetoric of late is that it may incite extreme nationalist reactions in China and South Korea that further damage Japanese business interests.
Federalism’s biggest benefit for China is its promise to address the concerns of restive minority regions.
In geopolitical terms, Russia and China are reenacting nineteenth-century norms. Ironically, a nineteenth-century response, featuring balance-of-power politics and the rearmament of Europe and Japan, may be required to uphold the postwar international system.
U.S. negotiators need to close the TPP before detractors and competitors bury it.
For President Putin, a Ukrainian piece prize beats a Nobel.
Vladimir Putin has enjoyed a stunning variety of incarnations in the American imagination in his nearly 15 years as Russia's leader.
The Russian preference for stability over change may present a major obstacle to political transformation.
It is well-known that the first victim of nearly every military conflict is the truth. But Russia seems to have broken all records in this category.
Russia's president is now seen by many in the West as an international outlaw for his actions in Crimea, and his intervention could still expand, says CFR's Stephen Sestanovich.
Trust and stability are fundamental to a nation’s development and to how the world perceives it. There is inherent trust in a democratic and accountable government that respects the rule of law. Turkey painstakingly built this trust over the past decade. Until recently it was seen as an example of a country that prospered while maintaining a democratic government run by observant Muslim leaders.
The Crimean peninsula's intrusion into a crisis which Russia created after losing a political ally in Ukraine is not something new to the Russians, nor to other countries in the region.
Michael Oren, Israel’s former ambassador to the U.S., has a proposal for action if the Kerry initiative should fail that both Israel’s leaders and American Jews should take seriously.
Argentina, Spain and Portugal will sign a cooperation agreement on nanotechnology this week in Lisbon, Argentine officials said.
Maoist rebels ambushed police and killed 16 involved in a mine clearing operation in a remote part of eastern India on Tuesday, police said, as the insurgents demonstrated their strength ahead of a general election next month.
Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari will meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai this week to review the situation in the war torn country before it goes to elections.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper took on critics from the Canadian auto sector Tuesday, defending a trade agreement with South Korea — the first trade deal Canada has reached in Asia.
Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki will visit Seoul on Wednesday to meet his Korean counterpart Cho Tae-young.
The leader of the al-Qaida-aligned Islamist group al-Shabaab has urged Somalis to wage holy war against Ethiopia, Somalia's Horn of Africa neighbor whose forces are preparing to lead an African Union offensive against the militants.
Civil servants in the Central African Republic were paid their first wages for six months on Monday, a small sign of normality in a country that has been paralysed by sectarian violence.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will Monday begin a four day visit to Ethiopia to boost Nairobi's bilateral relations as well as economic and commercial links with Addis Abbaba.
An announcement by the Bulgarian authorities in Turkey’s capital Ankara said that a group of experts with the Bulgarian Ministry of Economy and Energy will soon negotiate a gas pipeline connection between the two countries.
Eurozone finance ministers gave the green light to release $200 million in bailout funds to Cyprus.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will make the first visit of his premiership to Israel this week, officials said.
The United States and Poland began war games Tuesday as Washington makes a gesture of support for its eastern NATO allies after Russia's intervention in Ukraine, but bad weather delayed naval maneuvers with Romania and Bulgaria.
Turkey’s defense procurement bureaucracy and industry are increasingly showing signs of weariness over a potential $3.44 billion deal with a Chinese arms maker for the construction of the country’s first long-range air and anti-missile system.
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