The 33 Chile miners could be rescued this evening. New concerns about safety standards at small mines could mean it will be harder for them to find work once the dust has settled.
Iceland is No. 1 and Yemen is ranked last in the World Economic Forum's 2010 Global Gender Gap Index, which measures gender equality.
With the Chile miners rescue set to begin Tuesday evening, concerns loom about how the 33 men will fare during their ride to the surface and upon their reentry to society.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is making his first visit to Lebanon tomorrow. Hezbollah awaits with joy, its political opponents complain of Iranian meddling, and Israel is eying its northern border.
An ad agency in Cape Town, South Africa, has launched a contest for what to do with the controversial plastic horns. Suggestions include refashioning the vuvuzelas into candlestick holders, light stands, even ‘vuvu-brellas’ to keep you dry.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered a new Israeli settlement freeze, as ally Obama eagerly seeks progress toward peace before US elections next month.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger arrived in Russia this week along with executives from Google, Microsoft, and Oracle to give a boost to Russia's burgeoning tech sector.
The World Economic Forum released its 2010 Global Gender Gap Report on Tuesday. The report, which indexed 134 countries this year, evaluates how much of the gender gap each country has eliminated through economic opportunity, health access, education, and political empowerment. Below are the 10 countries that have been most successful. You can also read more about this year's report at our Global News blog.
It took 33 days to drill a 622-meter shaft down to the 33 trapped miners, completed Monday. Several steps remain before freedom comes to the men who have lived a half-mile under the Atacama Desert since a mine collapse on Aug. 5.
North Korea leader Kim Jong-il's oldest son, Kim Jong-nam, said he is 'personally opposed to the hereditary transfer' of power to his half-brother, Kim Jong-un.
The two Germans who were arrested Sunday while talking to the lawyer and son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who has been sentenced to death for adultery.
China lashed out at fresh calls to free top dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last week. The US has also called on China to ease restrictions on Mr. Xiaobo's wife, Liu Xia.
Chile mine rescue efforts have helped pull together a geographically disparate, class-conscious, and often individualistic country.
The completion of the shaft that will be used to evacuate the Chile miners who've been trapped for almost two months was cause for celebration. The effort has also helped engineering and other companies to showcase their wares.
Hungary's Prime Minister said the managing director of the aluminum company whose plant spilled red sludge into a residential area, killing eight, has been arrested.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak told a gathering of reporters that dynastic succession in North Korea for Kim Jong-un appears assured.
Orchestra leader Marcus Tsutakawa and jazz band conductor Clarence Acox inspire music students at Seattle's Garfield High School.
Weekend Kyrgyzstan elections came off smoothly and fairly. But they also demonstrate popular unease with reforms designed to prevent a return to one-man rule.
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai confirmed that he's talking to the Taliban, seeking a political settlement with the group that harbored Al Qaeda prior to and just after 9/11.