Angela Merkel’s government denies recent stories that it is flying large numbers of refugees into Germany on secret night flights.

When Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro allowed his citizens to travel to Colombia, thousands of Venezuelans crossed the border to buy what they could because socialist price and food controls in their country are causing severe shortages and starvation.

Brazil’s upper house, following 16 hours of speeches and rancorous debate, voted 59-21 to begin the impeachment trial of the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff.

It appears that China's public facade of moderation and modernization is giving way to the return of an openly repressive, totalitarian regime.

The favored final destination for most migrants fleeing the conflict in Syria and economic and political turmoil in parts of northern and northeastern Africa is still Germany, but their path to that country is changing, with many refugees following an alternate path through Italy.

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