Acting president Bronislaw Komorowski edged out Jaroslaw Kaczynski, opposition leader and twin brother of the late President Lech Kaczynski, with just over 52 percent of the vote in Sunday's Poland election.
Turkey's foreign minister Ahmet Davutoğlu says that Turkey will break diplomatic ties with Israel unless it apologizes or accepts an international probe for its deadly May 31 raid on a Gaza flotilla.
The victims of shifting borders, politics, or the happenstance of birthplace, the world's 12 million stateless people and their need to become citizens are rising on the international human rights agenda.
Andre Jean explains the plight of those who need to become a citizen – a need that 12 million stateless people have around the globe.
Israeli Jew Maoz Inon saw a wealth of unrealized potential for Christian travelers in the lush Galilean hills, where Jesus once walked. He opened an inn and published an English guidebook, attracting Christian travelers to the 'Jesus Trail.'
Spain struggled for most of the match to break down Paraguay’s resolute defense. Each side missed penalties in what might be the worst match of the tournament.
Exuberant Argentine fans drowned out the vuvuzelas at the beginning of today's Germany vs Argentina quarterfinal in Cape Town, but it was German fans who left the match celebrating after a 4-0 goal fest.
Germany thumped Argentina 4-0. The Europeans put on a master class of organization and tactical astuteness to overcome a team that could not make its individual brilliance count.
A funny thing happened on the way to South Africa's World Cup. Africa found its confidence and greater sense of unity. New foreign investment, more tourist dollars, and greater economic prosperity seem just around the corner.
Spain vs Paraguay is at 2:30 pm ET on Saturday, July 3. Paraguay may win thanks to an underdog mentality, a strong defense, and able scorers.
Spain vs Paraguay is at 2:30 pm ET on Saturday, July 3. Spain is not just about David Villa. The team's 'tika-tika' style of play has served it well this World Cup.
Ghana could not convert key penalties - in the last minute of extra time or in the penalty shootout - to win the Ghana vs Uruguay game. Uruguay's La Celeste advances to the semifinal with the Netherlands.
General Petraeus arrived in Kabul today to take over the Afghanistan war effort. Afghans say he faces a limited window to rein in corruption, make the Karzai government more accountable, and create momentum toward peace.
General Odierno, the top US commander in Iraq, said in a Monitor interview that US and Iraqi forces have broken large Al Qaeda in Iraq rings that extorted millions of dollars a year from companies.
'The Cove,' an Oscar-winning documentary about a controversial dolphin slaughter in Japan, will be released in six theaters July 3. The movie caused a showdown between nationalist protesters and free-speech advocates.
After leading Argentina to the 1986 World Cup championship with his notorious 'hand of god,' Diego Maradona fell from grace among countrymen. He's now proving himself again as a soccer icon.
Six months on, the government has yet to secure adequate shelter for many of the 2.1 million people made homeless by the Haiti earthquake. Some landowners are now trying to evict the refugee camps.
Thousand of Pakistanis protested Friday after militants attacked a Lahore shrine. Debate is intensifying about the potential for a rise in sectarian violence.