The IOC decided Thursday not to reallocate the gold medal that admitted drug-cheat Marion Jones won in the 100 meter sprint at the 2000 Olympics. Why? The silver medalist has also been linked with doping.
Police have presented a subversion case against prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, raising the likelihood that he will face trial and then prison. The move furthers China's crackdown on democracy activists.
US envoy Stephen Bosworth arrived in North Korea Tuesday for high-level talks to try to persuade it to return to six-party talks.
Obama's campaign promises of a post-partisan Washington dissolved within his first weeks in office. That might not be such a bad thing.
A woman walks past a billboard for Afghanistan's presidential election in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 16.
On eve of the global warming summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, an informal global survey shows that public interest in the issue is waning. But many people are taking individual steps to curb global warming.
China, the largest greenhouse-gas emitter, will not take on emissions caps but has announced its first numerical target. The US and EU are likely to push for more at Copenhagen climate summit.
Merging 11 times zones into four would boost efficiency, says Russia's Medvedev. Russia spans nearly half the world's circumference.
China and US cooperation in promoting such vehicles is a concrete step against global warming. But how to measure claims in miles "per gallon"?