South Korea accused North Korea of entering its waters and ignoring warning shots, charges the North denies.
The Western footprint on the world is about to get a whole lot smaller.
A weak US dollar has sent investors to oil, pushing up crude prices over the past few months. That means higher gasoline prices this Thanksgiving.
An ancient evergreen tree reveals its secret life to scientists, helping them decode climate history.
The highest-ranking US diplomat to visit Burma (Myanmar) since 1995 met with junta officials and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi Wednesday. The visit is part of the White House's bid to engage the regime.
After a European court rules against crucifixes in Italian schoolrooms, Italians from across the political spectrum decry an assault on the country's Roman Catholic identity.
Exiled Poles were sent to Persia, as one woman discovers in tracing her grandmother's journey to America.
Western leaders sent messages of support to Hamid Karzai after his opponent dropped out of the election in Afghanistan. But the US is also exploring alternatives, including a closer association with local leaders.
Pentagon chief Robert Gates is the swing vote in Obama's decision on the Afghanistan war.