The German soccer federation announced Monday that national team captain and star midfielder Michael Ballack will miss next month's World Cup 2010 due to an ankle injury.
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping urged fellow members of the ruling Communist party to end the tradition of giving long-winded speeches – though his address failed to follow his own advice.
The Iran nuclear fuel swap deal, brokered by Turkey and Brazil, was cast by many as a confidence-building measure. But Iran would still continue enriching uranium, in defiance of the UN Security Council.
Amid intensifying Thailand protests, antigovernment 'red shirt' demonstrators ignored a deadline Monday to leave their fortified downtown Bangkok camp, now ringed by troops.
South Korea on Monday froze funds for government exchanges with the North, a possible sign that Seoul is preparing for the results from an investigation into the March 26 Cheonan warship sinking that killed 46.
Australia's Labor government, which recently fell behind in the polls for the first time since taking power, has imposed a freeze on asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan flew late Sunday to Tehran sounding bullish about a possible Iran nuclear fuel swap deal that could help Iran avoid another round of UN sanctions.
Diego Fernandez de Cevallos, a top member of Mexico's ruling party, was declared missing over the weekend after authorities found his car with 'signs of violence.' It comes as drug cartels are increasingly targeting top leaders.
More than 29 people have died since Thursday night in clashes between troops and antigovernment 'red-shirt' protesters. Leaders of the Thailand protests are calling for UN intervention, which the government so far rejects.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd welcomed 'our newest Australian hero' Jessica Watson home Saturday after the round-the-world teenage sailor arrived in Sydney.
A Vancouver bomb threat on a Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong caused Canadian officials to send fighter jets to escort the plane to the airport Saturday.
At 11 a.m. in Sydney Saturday, 16-year-old Australian Jessica Watson will become arguably the youngest person to sail solo and unassisted around the world. But critics say her course wasn't long enough to classify as 'around the world.'
Guatemala gangs have for years extorted bus drivers for protection money. In 2009 alone, 146 drivers and 60 drivers' assistants were murdered.
Bashar Masri is spearheading the first planned Palestinian city, pending Israeli approval. His young team – who order pizza and work through lunch – envision a 21st-century city conscious of its ecological impact and equipped with a fiber-optic network.
Kenya's churches are opposing a draft Kenyan Constitution they see as encouraging abortion. Three US lawmakers – targeting the abortion issue – have also sent a letter to the State Department questioning US support of the constitution process in Kenya.
A senior Turkish official said Friday that momentum for UN sanctions was building, even as Brazil and Turkey work to find a last-minute nuclear fuel swap deal that would allay Western concerns on Iran nuclear ambitions.
Prime Minister Hatoyama’s vow to reexamine agreed-upon plans to move the Marines from Futenma, their US base in Okinawa, nears a May 31 deadline. What many see as his mishandling of the issue may cost him in parliament.
Red shirt protesters clashed with Bangkok police after a renegade general who supported the opposition was shot Thursday. Two months of violence have now killed 34 people.