Officials in Hungary declared a state of emergency in several towns after red sludge from alumina refinery swept through several communities.
While the Ecuador government says pay raises for military and police are unrelated to the Sept. 30 unrest, some observers see it as a way for Rafael Correa to shore up military and police support.
Chile mine rescue operation may free the first of 33 trapped miners by Sunday, the drilling company at the site tells the Monitor.
Rogue trader Jerome Kerviel was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison and ordered to repay Société Générale nearly $7 billion in a verdict many see a strong warning to French bankers.
A popular anti-American cleric may have thrown his weight behind incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to retain his post, but Iraq's election deadlock hasn't been broken yet.
Pakistan said it will keep the Khyber Pass - a crucial supply line for the US war effort in Afghanistan - closed because of security concerns, as a US drone strike pounded alleged militants inside Pakistan.
The West Bank police force has embarked on a community outreach campaign, organizing soccer clinics, town meetings, and antidrug information chats for kids. Will it bolster respect for the much-maligned police?
Mo Ibrahim's governance index, released Tuesday, is a way for Africans outside Africa to prove their worth to Westerners, but those on the African continent don't understand why it should matter.
France arrested 12 suspects in three cities. Western governments are focusing on 'homegrown' terrorism amid concerns that Al Qaeda is tapping sympathizers with citizenship in Western countries.
Critics claim the arrest of media mogul Raymond Dokpesi, the director of opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Babangida's campaign, was politically motivated.
The Commonwealth Games in India give a sporting chance to older athletes who may never be Olympians but have the competitive spirit and the skill to compete alongside of younger athletes.
The trial of far-right politician Geert Wilders, charged with inciting hatred against Muslims, will continue Wednesday in the Netherlands. His lawyer caused a delay, saying the judge was biased.
Nigerian leadership has a record of failure and the roots can be traced to Nigerian society, where echoes of slavery linger, guest blogger Jeremy Weate argues.
Few expect big breakthroughs at China's climate change talks this week. The real success will be in smoothing relations after the Copenhagen debacle and small side deals that are more realistic, observers say.
Red sludge from an alumina plant reservoir rolled through three different Hungarian villages, resulting in multiple casualties. The red sludge is a byproduct of bauxite refining.
An heir to the North Korean dictatorship is anointed, and begins his rise. Where will Kim Jong-un lead his nation?
Up to eight German nationals were killed in Pakistan late Monday as part of a surge in US drone attacks believed to be in response to a Europe terror plot.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan met Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on the sidelines of the Asia-Europe summit in Brussels Monday, but the issues at the heart of recent China-Japan friction remain unresolved.