The G20 summit in Seoul failed to deliver any agreement on cutting global 'currency imbalances' but hands more economic influence to emerging-market countries.
In the Philippines, where the intersection between faith and politics has long shaped the country's development, the debate surrounding a family planning bill is pitting the president of the country against the influential Catholic Church.
A spokesman for politician Julius Malema threatened to 'shut down' Twitter after fake accounts making fun of Mr. Malema surfaced. South Africans responded by making Malema, known as "Juju," one of the most popular topics on Twitter Friday.
The Russian spy scandal has provoked an upheaval within the country's humiliated foreign intelligence agency. Some are pushing for a recreation of Soviet-era security machinery.
Facebook and Indonesia's Internet cafes give Indonesian homeless teenagers a break from the streets and a chance to feel like a normal teen.
The South African village of Qunu has a small tourism industry that rides off the fame of a past resident – former president Nelson Mandela, who was raised there.
A controversial court case, in which defendants have been barred from speaking Kurdish, reflects deeper tensions as Turkey tries to reconcile with a restive minority.
Aung San Suu Kyi, the detained democracy leader who has been under house arrest since 2003, is set to be released on Saturday evening
After a Russian newspaper disclosed that a double agent exposed the Russian spy ring working in the US, the head of Russia's intelligence agency could be on his way out the door.
Ayad Allawi's Iraqiya coalition was relegated to head a powerful new strategic council, a bitter disappointment to his secular and Sunni followers who believed he would usher in a new era.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for ramming a truck laden with some 1,000 kilograms of explosives into Karachi's Crime Investigation Department compound today, killing 18 people.
The US offered this week to remove Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terror as early as the middle of next year if Sudan agrees to let South Sudan secede in a referendum in January.
La Familia of Michoacán, one of Mexico's most violent drug trafficking organizations, allegedly sent a letter to the government saying it will dissolve if authorities 'promise to take control of the state with force and decision.'
Brazil voters elected Dilma Rousseff in hopes of extending the policies of popular outgoing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. After handing over the sash of office Jan. 1, what will Lula do next?
A potential free trade deal between the United States and South Korea stumbled Thursday over disputes on American beef and automobile exports to Asia's fourth-largest economy.
A Chinese city offered its residents small change for picking up cigarette butts – but residents did this so assiduously that the city has had to backtrack.
Sunday's vote – the West African country's first free democratic election in more than fifty years – went smoothly, but will voters accept the results?
Marketing executive Megan Bernstein's plan to make vuvuzelas into earrings won a competition for the best alternative use of the long plastic horns left over from this summer's World Cup.
Qantas A380 engine failure was possibly caused by an oil fire, according to Europe's top air safety official. The Qantas A380 flight last week had to make an emergency landing, due to the engine failure.