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US approves ex-Panama president’s extradition

The United States on Friday approved the extradition to Panama of former president Ricardo Martinelli, who faces charges of spying on journalists and political opponents in his homeland, his lawyers said.

From Churchill to Mahathir: political second acts

With his shock victory in Malaysia's election, Mahathir Mohamad has pulled off a political second act that few expected, joining the select ranks of politicians who have revived their careers.

Putin files nomination for 2018 re-election bid

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday filed documents with electoral officials to run for re-election next year, a day after hundreds of politicians, celebrities and sports figures backed his bid.

Veteran politiko jailed for corruption

One of Brazil's longest-serving politicians, a former mayor of Sao Paulo, surrendered to police Wednesday to start a nearly eight year prison sentence for money laundering.