What in the world: Central African strife and World Cup conspiracies

Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke holds up England's name in the 2014 World Cup final draw in Brazil on December 6, 2013.
Image caption The truth is out there

A roundup of commentary on and around the world...

Central African Republic

With no easy answers, bloodshed will continue

Russia

Putin: An empire of one

Ukraine

EU grooming a 'level-headed' Ukrainian leader

Germany

Germans won't stand up to Russia

Turkey

What Turkish protests have in common with Ukraine's demonstrations

Thailand

The quest for a perfect democracy is the enemy of the good

Kenya

Time is running out for the elephants

Kurdistan

On the front lines between Turkey and Iran

India

India dodges Olympic obstacle

One more thing…

Was the World Cup draw fixed?