Greece faces a week of urgent diplomacy to free up bailout aid and avert a potential default as world leaders press for a resolution to the standoff.
Protesters threw bottles, cans and smoke bombs at riot police in London on Saturday in a demonstration against the re-election of David Cameron.
Prime Minister David Cameron won a stunning election victory in Britain, leaving his Labour opponents in tatters.
By the time you read this, it will be clear if Britain will have another Tory coalition government. But who really holds the power strings in Britain?
Britons will vote in the closest general election for a generation, but they could wait days for a new government as politicians battle to take power.
Britons head to the polls for an unpredictable election that could usher in a fragmented government and even force another election this year.
As the Conservatives lag at the polls, the UK prime minister warns of economic doom if Labour wins.
Several leaders, including US President Barack Obama, will visit Saudi Arabia's new King Salman after the death of his predecessor, King Abdullah.
The encryption genie is out of its bottle to give people back their privacy, but this is frightening world governments, writes Alistair Fairweather.
M&G's photo editor Paul Botes brings you a selection of captivating photos from around the world, including some of the events that made headlines this year.
A collection of "face palm" news events – from Steve’s apartheid comments to Phiyega's fake medals and Zuma's cancelled overseas trips.
The presidency says reports that Jacob Zuma cancelled his UK trip because David Cameron declined to meet with him are "incorrect and mischievous".
President Jacob Zuma has cancelled a second trip to the UK after being declined by Prime Minister David Cameron, not because of a scheduling conflict.
Partial results show the United Kingdom's eurosceptic party has stormed to victory in the European vote with its raised anxiety over immigration.
The UK has enforced the inspection of 15 schools in Birmingham after an anonymous letter alleging a plot to force leaderhip change at four schools.
Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev has attacked David Cameron's plan to tighten immigration rules for Bulgarians and Romanians in the UK.
The US mission to SA says a fascination with a group "selfie" featuring Barack Obama should not be allowed to distract from honouring Nelson Mandela.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has laughed off criticism that he had acted inappropriately by taking a "selfie" at Mandela's memorial service.
Britain's David Cameron and US President Barack Obama have no doubt Syria's President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against his own people.