US & Canada

Remembering the Detroit riots 50 years on

Sunday marks the 50-year anniversary of one of the worst civil disturbances in US history.

Inside Story

Where is the Gulf crisis heading?

Qatar's emir makes his first televised address on the crisis, denouncing the 'malicious smear campaign' against Doha.

Zimbabwe

Campaigning begins for 2018 Zimbabwe elections

Zimbabwe's main political parties have started campaigning for the 2018 election.

US & Canada

US: Sessions 'discussed Trump campaign with Russians'

Attorney general talked to Russian envoy on campaign issues while advising Trump, officials tell Washington Post.

Sessions discussed Trump campaign with Russians: report

UpFront

Tahir ul Qadri: 'No rule of law' in Pakistan

Pakistan is being ruled by a 'dictatorship of the elite based on corruption', says Pakistani politician Tahir ul Qadri.

Humanitarian crises

Week in pictures: From protests in Venezuela to Morocco

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including wildfire in California and Al-Aqsa tensions.

Week in pictures: From protests in Venezuela to Morocco

Human Rights

Poles protest parliament proposal to reform judiciary

Thousands turn out to rally against new bill allowing parliament to appoint supreme court, with EU also voicing concern.

Politics

S Korea urges North to accept military talks offer

North Korea has not replied to calls for talks and separate offers to negotiate the reunification of divided families.

S Korea urges N Korea to accept military talks offer

Politics

Brazil's ex-president decries court as supporters rally

Popular leftist leader Lula accuses political rivals of targeting him in court to push him off next year's ballot.

Lula: Political rivals want to defeat me with lawsuits

Inside Story

What do Trump and Putin want from each other?

Controversy continues to swirl around the US president, his aides, and the administration's relationship with Russia.

Europe

Brexit talks: $70bn settlement to leave EU is big sticking point

The European Union's top negotiator says there are 'fundamental' disagreements between the bloc and the UK over citizens' rights.

Middle East

Germany criticises Turkey for jailing rights activists

Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's foreign minister, has criticised Turkey over the jailing of six human-rights activists and warned German citizens they could face arbitrary arrest in the country.

Opinion

Who are the US police really protecting?

US authorities handle white supremacists with kid gloves while branding Antifa protesters 'domestic terrorists'.

Kim Kelly

by Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly

US & Canada

Could OJ Simpson be freed today?

Former football star and convicted criminal OJ Simpson is expected to have his parole hearing later on Thursday, which could see him released from prison.

Politics

Week of protests launched for anti-Trump demonstrators

Activists rally in solidarity with more than 200 protesters charged with felonies over Inauguration Day demonstration.

Week of protests launched for anti-Trump demonstrators