OPEC’s leaders have less power at their fingertips these days.
OPEC's recent decision to cut supply is a classic move from the oil cartel playbook. But in today's era, there are many more players and game-changing technologies on the field.
Supporters of president-elect Adama Barrow celebrate his victory in Banjul, the Gambia.
A peaceful transition in the Gambia, taken together with hints of change in Angola and Zimbabwe, will portend hope that Africa’s democratic renewal is still alive.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, U.S. President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shake hands during a joint ratification of the Paris climate change agreement in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, Sept. 3, 2016.
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Although Donald Trump has called climate change a hoax invented by China, Chinese leaders believe cutting carbon emissions will generate economic and political payoffs at home and abroad.
China is trying to fix its debt woes with financial hocus pocus.
Chinese debt levels are unsustainable and its plan is more of the same. China needs real market reform if it is to avoid a debt crisis.
In rural Malawi traditional leaders have played an important role in persuading men to get involved in women’s health.
A study in Malawi shows how the participation of local community leaders in policy development can change men's attitudes to maternal and child health for the better.
Supporters of Adama Barrow celebrate on the streets of Banjul.
Gambia's president of 22 years has been defeated in a shock election victory for opposition leader Adama Barrow.
Buddhist monks pray in front of a picture of Thailand’s new king at Wat Pho temple in Bangkok on December 1.
It would be short-sighted to believe that a more far-reaching transformation than a royal succession might not also be in store for the Kingdom of Thailand.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Juan Manual Santos had promised to end the conflict before the end of 2016, opposition notwithstanding.
The South American nation is poised to end its 52-year civil war after a halting peace process that has used the weapons of both war and democracy.
Future population growth is expected to take place almost entirely in cities. We won't fight climate change without them.
Maria Schneider and Marlon Brando in a scene from Last Tango in Paris.
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Revelations of sexual abuse in the making of Last Tango in Paris give the film 'the air of a snuff piece'. Film scholars must reassess the work – there is no place for revering artistic achievement over human suffering.
Aboriginal elder Major Sumner sits outside Liverpool’s World Museum with a box containing the skull of an Australian indigenous person, taken from Australia between 1902 and 1904.
The question of repatriating objects is clearly more complex than returning human remains. It needs more debate, and more creative interventions to move beyond the current impasse.
After admitting that its peacekeepers brought the disease to the country, the organisation must make financial amends too.