A 1980s pop star, a TV presenter, a former Beirut hostage, and a right-wing newspaper columnist are among the high-profile personalities emerging as potential challengers for seats held by discredited MPs.
Rafael Nadal's surprising loss on Sunday to Robin Soderling paves the way for Roger Federer to win the French Open this time.
Gardens and kids' bikes are small signs of an effort to create some normalcy in one of more than 170 encampments that house residents of L'Aquila, badly damaged by an April 6 quake.
The protests that blocked classes at dozens of colleges ended up underscoring the need for reform in a university system that the government says is outmoded and underperforming.
The soccer team may reside in Spain, but it's raison d'etre is for regional autonomy.
Though pleased with Obama's meeting with Palestinian President Abbas Thursday, they are waiting to see if the US president will break from decades of failed US policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Many see his decision to deliver a major speech in Egypt as a nod of tacit support for the regime's authoritarian rule.
The move to create a position to safeguard the country's computer networks comes as the Pentagon plans to create a military command for cyberwarfare.
Day-care workers are on strike this week as Germany's model labor union system shows signs of unraveling.
Authorities have effectively disbarred 20 key lawyers who defended Tibetans, Falun Gong members, and other politically sensitive clients.
Q&A: Kim Jong Il's drive to make his nation a nuclear power and how that threatens Asian neighbors.
Diplomatic presence on the scale of Iraq prompts concerns in Pakistan about American meddling
Oxford University's first female professor of poetry resigns. But nation's first female poet laureate is second only to Shakespeare in popularity.
Not only are Fatah and Hamas deadlocked in a power struggle. Abbas’s own Fatah bloc has rejected his new government.
A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said "natural growth" would continue in existing settlements after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a complete halt.
In the midst of an economic crisis, Italy seem more occupied with the prime minister's alleged affair with a teenager than the July summit.
On the eve of the Palestinian president's Oval Office visit, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the administration meant zero growth, period.