Alexei Navalny, a vocal critic of Putin and leader in Russia's protest movement, could pose a tough threat to his presidential bid.
Americans are more apt to donate to a charity, volunteer, or help a stranger than residents of 152 other countries.
South American trade group Mercosur sided with Argentina this week in its ongoing dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands.
In the wake of Kim Jong-il's death, son Kim Jong-un will rule North Korea alongside his uncle and members of the military, Reuters reports.
The National Institutes of Health issued new guidelines indicating that the use of chimpanzees to study diseases is rarely necessary.
The scars of Iraq's painful bloodletting are deep, and a powerful disincentive against a return to open warfare. But Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is moving against Sunni Arabs, his political enemies.
While Americans may sympathize with the plight of Lori Berenson, who returned to the US today on parole from her 20-year prison sentence in Peru, Peruvians still see her as a terrorist.
The Texas Rangers made a record-setting bid for Japanese star pitcher Yu Darvish, letting the baseball club negotiate a contract with him. But if he does sign, will he hit the 'Third-Year Wall'?
Former Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall, who died over the weekend, spent the last years of her life trying to educate beauty-obsessed Venezuelans about priorities.
The glitz of PNG Idol is putting a spotlight on the growing rich-poor divide in the country, which has seen a resource boom.
Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, whose political life seemed over after sexual assault accusations, is back with a speech criticizing the EU. Does this, and his wife's selection as 'Woman of the Year,' signal his comeback?