In a blow to Thailand's former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, the Supreme Court seized $1.4 billion of his fortune. His allies have vowed ongoing street protests.
American short track speed skater Apolo Ohno will tonight try to break his own medal count record. Gold medal events in curling, biathlon, alpine skiing, snowboard, and short track are also on Vancouver Olympics schedule Friday Feb. 26, 2010.
A week before the Iraq election, sectarian divisions and conspiracy theories are running wild and could limit turnout.
Vancouver Olympics medals have an undulating pattern meant to evoke Canada's terrain. Others say it resembles a microwaved frisbee or a warped old music record.
A Kabul suicide bomber attack on a hotel and guest house in Kabul claimed about 18 lives on Friday, with half the casualties apparently Indians. It puts a spotlight on India's and Pakistan's jockey for influence in Afghanistan.
Lindsey Vonn race suit: Vonn, Bode Miller, and the rest of the skiers on the USA and Canada teams are wearing an ultra-fast race suit at the Vancouver Olympics designed by Spyder, whose previous super-suit was banned for being unfair.
The US may have to rely on short track to increase its Vancouver Olympics medal count on Day 15. But bobsled and men's hockey could take big steps toward medals today.
As Olympics 'golden queen' Kim Yuna won gold for herself and unalloyed joy for Koreans, financial markets slowed and Kim's own webpage crashed from too many viewers.
Joannie Rochette, who stuck to her decision to compete, felt as though her mother was present as she skated to Olympic bronze, said Rochette's boyfriend, ice dancer Guillaume Gfeller. Rochette's mother passed on suddenly this week.
Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi called for jihad against Switzerland, the latest in a tit-for-tat dispute dating back to the 2008 arrest of one of Qaddafi's sons. Some find humor in the latest from the dictator.
Korean Kim Yuna won gold with a world-record score in women's figure skating at the Vancouver Olympics Thursday. She set a new standard for figure skating perfection.
A number of US women at the Vancouver Olympics, including bobsledding bronze medalists Erin Pac and Elana Meyers, have pink hair.
South Korea's Kim Yu-Na has a big lead on Mao Asada of Japan heading into the free skate of the women's figure skating competition. But Asada's triple Axel is the women's answer to a quad.
Bill Demong, who had a disappointing performance in the first individual Nordic combined competition at the Vancouver Olympics, put on a late surge today to capture America's first gold in the sport.
The Afghanistan Taliban is under pressure with 7 of 15 members of its top leadership council, the Quetta Shura, recently arrested. But still in place are senior leaders who might step up and other senior Taliban councils responsible for different parts of the country.
Ailing Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua returned home on Wednesday, but Vice President Goodluck Jonathan is still in charge, leaving Nigeria to wonder if and when the president will take the reins.
Turkish leaders met to dispel coup plot tensions after the country increased the number of senior military officers charged with planning a coup in 2003 to 20.
President Nicolas Sarkozy admitted that France made 'serious errors' as the Rwanda genocide was planned and carried out. Thursday, Sarkozy became the first French leader to visit Rwanda since the 1994 genocide.
Ahead of next month's French election, allegations about a French-African Muslim candidate's criminal record is raising questions about whether France offers a level playing field for ethnic minorities. Ali Soumaré, a candidate in regional elections, says he is the victim of slander.