Editor's note: Reuters is citing an unnamed European source that says chances of a final Iran nuclear deal being reached by Monday's deadline in Vienna are "very small," but that discussions on a possible extension of talks may begin on Sunday. - Aaron
Editor's note: The House Intelligence Committee report on Benghazi echoes the findings of six previous congressional committee and State Department panel investigations, The Associated Press reports. An eighth investigation into the 2012 attack is being carried out by a House Select Committee. - Stephanie
White House: President Obama spoke with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to discuss 'shared interests in a stable, secure, and prosperous Pakistan and region'; Obama welcomed Pakistan's improved relations with Afghanistan's government - statement
Politics (from Greek: πολιτικός politikos, meaning "of, for, or relating to citizens") is the practice and theory of influencing other people on a global, civic or individual level. More narrowly, it refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance — organized control over a human community, particularly a state. Furthermore, politics is the study or practice of the distribution of power and resources within a given community (a hierarchically organized population) as well as the interrelationship(s) between communities. A variety of methods are employed in politics, which include promoting one's own political views among people, negotiation with other political subjects, making laws, and exercising force, including warfare against adversaries. Politics is exercised on a wide range of social levels, from clans and tribes of traditional societies, through modern local governments, companies and institutions up to sovereign states, to the international level.
A political system is a framework which defines acceptable political methods within a given society. History of political thought can be traced back to early antiquity, with seminal works such as Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Politics and the works of Confucius.