Final polls before Sunday's key Greek election gave a slim lead to radical left former prime minister Alexis Tsipras over his conservative rival.
Had the boy's metal belt buckle not stopped the blade, Carson would probably be in prison. Instead, he is running for president of the United States.
Hillary Clinton ventured into the playful but politically appealing world of after-hours US TV night and could not help but talk about, who else? The Donald.
Alexis Tsipras is a six-year-old with a broken left arm and Greece's leading female politician changes a tyre in high heels while refusing to pay the country's debt.
The two main candidates for the Greek premiership in this weekend's snap election questioned the EU's migration policy.
US President Barack Obama travelled to the political battleground state of Iowa, bringing a pro-middle class message that Democrats hope will resonate in the 2016 election.
As Russians voted in local elections set to confirm the ruling party's dominance, the opposition reported mass vote rigging and police stormed the office of independent vote monitors.
They are rivals on the campaign trail, but Republican presidential challengers Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz joined forces at a rally denouncing the Iran nuclear deal being debated by the US Congress.
Prime Minister David Cameron said that veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn's election to the Labour leadership made the main opposition party a threat to Britain's national security.
Former Texas governor Rick Perry dropped out of the US presidential race, becoming the first casualty in a crowded battle for the Republican Party nomination in 2016.
Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) won a majority in snap parliamentary elections, official results showed.
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump announced he has purchased NBC's half of Miss Universe, taking sole ownership after the station refused to broadcast the pageant in July.
Billionaire Donald Trump has extended his lead over the Republican presidential field, while Democratic overall frontrunner Hillary Clinton now trails underdog Bernie Sanders in the key early voting state of Iowa.
Greece's snap election campaign heats up Wednesday with a televised debate between the main party leaders, the first since 2009.
Guatemala's tumultuous presidential election is headed for a run-off on October 25 that will pit the surprise frontrunner, a comedian, against either a former first lady or a millionaire businessman, currently neck-and-neck.
Japanese premier Shinzo Abe was on Tuesday re-elected head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, despite falling popularity over efforts to expand the military's role and a stuttering economy.
Greece's former leader Alexis Tsipras has opened the door to a coalition with rivals on the left should his Syriza party fail to win a majority in elections in two weeks' time.
Donald Trump lashed out at a radio reporter for asking him, as the Republican presidential frontrunner, "gotcha" questions about the men who lead Iranian special forces and major radical Islamic organizations.
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump's taunt of "sad" rival Jeb Bush -- "he was supposed to win, and he just doesn't have the energy" -- speaks volumes about the billionaire's propensity to go for the jugular.