The Obama administration's case against Guatemala, over its failure to protect unions within its borders, is seen as an attempt to garner US union support for stalled trade agreements.
Washington says its strong stand against Assad has been 'weeks in the making' and is not simply a response to attack the US embassy in Damascus.
Former State Department intelligence official Wayne White says that in police states like Syria, attacks such as those on the US and French embassies this week only happen when the government lets them happen.
Service providers are looking to introduce banking by phone, which revolutionized Kenya, to western Africa. But the lack of a dominant, single provider poses new challenges.
Even if the family code passes, it will be somewhat of a victory for Muslim organizations and leaders who were able to get their concerns incorporated into the legislation, proving their political clout.
While the phone hacking scandal that led News of the World to shut its doors embroils Prime Minister David Cameron, Labour leader Ed Miliband has seized the political - and moral - high ground.
As the Belarusian government crackdown becomes increasingly aggressive, Internet-savvy protesters are using an array of tactics to keep their momentum.
Sunday's wreck caused by a French television car was the second accident involving a media car during this year's Tour de France. Now, media cars must keep their distance.
The Brazilian cities, which far outrank any US cities on Mercer's annual list, have climbed the ranks due to high taxes and a booming Brazilian economy.
Michael Wolff, author of a 2008 Murdoch biography, says the hacking scandal could take down Rupert Murdoch's son James and perhaps Les Hinton, one of Murdoch's longest-serving lieutenants.
Egypt's military leaders have promised to shuffle the cabinet and bring police officers to justice since Friday's protests. But some Egyptians are critical of the protesters, and the military has issued warnings against them.
Investors in Europe have set their sights on Italy, speculating that if a Greek bailout isn't approved and Athens defaults on its government debt, Italy is next.
Moscow marks the 450-year anniversary of St. Basil's Cathedral, the iconic church built in Red Square to honor Ivan the Terrible's victory over Russia's former Tatar conquerors.
Western- and UN-backed aid organizations have lined up to support the fledgling Republic of South Sudan, but the challenges facing the nation 'would tax even the most developed of countries.'
The Israeli parliament passed a law Monday banning boycotts against the state and its settlements, a move critics call an unconstitutional assault on democratic values.
Tour de France 2011 has been marred by several crashes. One of the worst Tour de France incidents has French police investigating.
Guest blogger Miguel Octavio thinks Monday's presidential primary in Venezuela, held by a united opposition seeking a single candidate to beat Hugo Chávez, bodes well for democracy in the country.