Petro Poroshenko is trailing in opinion polls in the run-up to the March 31 vote as Ukraine struggles economically after Russia's annexation of Crimea.
Despite the tumult currently rocking the White House there is room for optimism, says a former chief of staff.
- by Amelia Lester
North Korea is stepping up a new citizen loyalty campaign as leader Kim Jong-un prepares for his second summit with US President Donald Trump.
- by Eric Talmadge
It comes as the Venezuelan government set up road blocks to stop aid entering the country via the Colombian border.
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has been sentenced to nearly 13 more years in a new corruption case.
- by Shasta Darlington
Russia has become a world-class saver. So much gold has piled up in its central bank that Russia surpassed China last year to become the world's fifth-largest holder of gold.
- by Andrew E. Kramer
Joshua has been ridiculed on the school bus and elsewhere, to the point that he began using a different last name.
The former general-turned-president has repeatedly said he serves at the pleasure of Egyptians and has no ambition to become another 'pharaoh'.
When US President delivers his annual State of the Union address this week, a Democrat will be seated at the rostrum over his shoulder for the first time.
- by Philip Rucker & Josh Dawsey and Toluse Olorunnipa