Mario Vargas Llosa has won the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Peruvian author and former presidential candidate received the prestigious Cervantes Prize in 1995 and is the first South American author to win the Nobel since Gabriel García Márquez won the award in 1982. Here are the past decade's winners.
Mario Vargas Llosa's political identity as a right-wing maverick as made waves on both sides of Peru's political spectrum since the 1980s.
Nine years after US-led airstrikes on Afghanistan began, President Karzai on Thursday inaugurated a new peace council that is tasked with reconciling with the Taliban and other insurgents. Kabul residents say they see no end in sight to the war.
The nationalization of South Africa mining would scare off investors at a time when foreign investment is needed most to help create jobs, say industry experts.
New drug trafficking routes into the United States may now intersect more with tourist areas such as Falcon Lake.
Pakistan is keeping the Torkham border crossing, a key supply route for US forces in Afghanistan, closed in apparent retaliation for a NATO attack on a Pakistani border post.
The latest Yemen attack – on a vehicle carrying British embassy workers – shows how 'resilient and increasingly agile' Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have become, says one expert.
Mexican officials said Wednesday they still awaited a formal complaint, which would trigger a full investigation into the alleged killing of David Hartley on Falcon Lake.
A US official leading a trade delegation to Iraq encouraged American businesses not to wait to take advantage of Iraq's need for new infrastructure, despite ongoing security problems and corruption.
Louis Caprioli, the former head of France’s domestic intelligence agency, says the raft of travel warnings suggests that 'something real is afoot.'
A record U.S. arms deal with Saudi Arabia is part of an effort to put pressure on Iran, partly by strengthening alliances with oil-rich neighbors also concerned by Iran's rise.
Clean-up crews are trying to limit damage from 35 million cubic feet of Hungary toxic sludge, which spilled onto a town Monday and killed at least four people.
American Jim Okuley is one of many who have recently opened a business in Vietnam not far from where Viet Cong guerrillas once fired rockets.
Two Japanese scientists won the Nobel Prize for chemistry, prompting special editions of newspapers and popular cheer after a run of bad news about political scandal and a stuttering economy.
In a significant shift, Taliban representatives and the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai have begun backroom high-level talks to aimed at negotiating the end of the war.
Koro language, spoken by roughly 1,000 people, has been discovered in a remote corner of northeast India. Researchers looking into the Koro language had to travel on foot to reach many in this area.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev slammed 'Europe's last dictator,' Belarussian leader Alexander Lukashenko, this past week for his increasingly anti-Russian rhetoric.
As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resists pressure to extend a settlement freeze, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas faces mounting criticism for remaining in peace talks.