The trial of leading Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo for 'state subversion' lasted just a few hours Wednesday as supporters and diplomats barred from attending thronged the courtroom in near-freezing cold. A verdict is expected Friday.
Young red deer search for food in their snow-covered enclosure at a park in Hamburg, Germany, on Tuesday.
Britain’s accusation that China “hijacked” the Copenhagen talks on global warming has kicked up vigorous debate online, with some rejecting the criticism and others urging global leaders to stop pointing fingers.
A worker passes by the statue of Vladimir Lenin, abandoned in the backyard of the Mogosoaia Palace in Romania, on Monday. The statue was removed from a square in Bucharest in 1990. This week Romanians commemorate 20 years since communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu fled Bucharest during an uprising on Dec. 22 after ruling Romania for 25 years. More than a thousand people are reported to have lost their lives during the Romanian revolution.
China must break its government monopoly on distribution rights for Hollywood movies, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled Monday. The result could be more money for Hollywood, and eventually, a lifting of the 20-foreign-films-per-year limit.
Despite China's fast-growing economy, many Chinese college grads are struggling to find jobs or scraping by on meager salaries. Beijing worries that this new group - the "Ant Tribe" - could pose a threat to political stability.
The world’s largest carbon emitter must submit to outside review of its efforts against climate change for the US and others to sign an agreement.
A growing number of critics urge Beijing to relax the one-child policy to counter an aging population.
A glass blower makes a New Years glass bauble at a factory in Klavdiyevo, Ukraine, on Dec. 16.
An environmental activist wearing a sign reading "Viva la Revolucion" talks to a lady during a demonstration in Copenhagen on Dec. 15 on the sidelines of the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference. Ministers at the UN's climate conference on Tuesday wrestled over key issues bedevilling an envisioned worldwide pact to roll back the threat of global warming.