Russian President Vladimir Putin won't be among other leaders Tuesday remembering when the Soviet army entered Auschwitz 70 years ago. Putin's absence comes amid a deep chill between Russia and the West over the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine.
Riding a wave of frustration at a deep economic recession and austerity measures demanded by other European powers, early results from Greece's election showed the left-wing Syriza with a comfortable lead.
A new online video purporting to be from the Islamic State extremist group claimed one Japanese hostage had been killed, though neither the Japanese government or the Associated Press have verified the claim.
On Saturday, four bodies were discovered near the area where divers worked to raise the fuselage of the AirAsia jet that crashed in December. Of the 162 people on board the flight, 69 bodies have been recovered.
A market and nearby homes in Mariupol, Ukraine came under rocket fire Saturday, killing at least 16 people. Mariupol is the major city between mainland Russia and the Crimean Peninsula, and would be key to establishing a land link between the two.
Foreign-owned stores were on the receiving end of violent looting in the Johannesburg township of Soweto after a shopkeeper shot a 14-year-old boy trying to rob his store. A high unemployment rate has amplified deep-rooted xenophobic resentment in South Africa.
The government says Nisman's allegations over the investigation of a 1994 bombing and his death were linked to a power struggle at Argentina's intelligence agency and agents who had recently been fired.
The potential of a Greek exit – the so-called 'Grexit' – has resurfaced ahead of Sunday's election, which opinion polls suggest will see the left-wing Syriza party come first ahead of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' center-right New Democracy.