The anti-Islam and anti-immigration protest movement that grew out of Dresden a little over a year ago is not fading away. On the contrary, the far-right in Germany is on the rise, thanks in part to the refugee crisis.
Candidates around the country rang up a $4 billion bill in 2014, making this the most expensive midterm election in American history. That level of spending is far and away the highest in the world, and other countries take a dim view of the money that American pour into campaigns.
For decades, millions in India took the political temperature of their country by looking at R.K. Laxman's daily cartoon, published each morning on the cover of The Times of India. His cartoons were so popular that even those politicians skewered by Laxman were honored to have caught his attention. Laxman died Monday. He was 94.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump hates undocumented immigrants. He says they bring crime and disease into the country, and he wants a giant wall built the length of the border. So how's all this going over, south of the border?
She isn’t old enough to get a driver's license or vote. But at 17, Agnes Chow is already a political player in Hong Kong. As one of the leaders of an influential student activist group called Scholarism, Chow is part of a new political generation making its mark in the Chinese territory.
A woman who carries a mattress around Columbia University to protest sex assaults. The daughter of a felled Cuban human rights campaigner. The author of the best-seller "Wild.'' They are among the guests for the State of the Union address.
Asian Americans typically turn out in low numbers for elections. But some state-based organizations are looking to change that by making Asian Americans and other immigrant voters better acquainted with the election process.
Many South Africans are frustrated with politicians who line their pockets at the public's expense. But now, the country has a new champion in the anti-corruption fight — and her work could influence national elections.
Minority voters once faced poll taxes, tests and other blatant methods of keeping them away from the polls. But while those methods are gone, political science says voter discrimination is now simply more subtle — and possibly more widespread.