The European Union and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe have dismissed parliamentary elections in Belarus as a sham, further isolating the landlocked state from the West.
Not a single member of an opposition party won seat in Belarus's parliamentary elections, which have been widely condemned by international observers.
Belarus opposition parties boycotted, urging people to go fishing instead of voting in parliamentary elections marred by intimidation and fraud. President Lukashenko called the move cowardly.
A Syrian jet fired upon a gas station in norther Syria Thursday, setting off an explosion that left at least 54 people dead, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
India’s Supreme Court sentenced the last surviving gunman of the 2008 attacks on Mumbai, to death. Here is a list of 5 countries where the death penalty is a legal possibility, though rare.
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa, whose government has closed 14 news outlets since the start of the year, says his free speech defense of Assange isn't hypocritical because different rules apply.
The London 2012 Olympic medal count finished with the USA on top with 46 gold medals – the most it has won in a non-boycotted Olympics since 1904. China fell off its Beijing pace.
If Mexico can defeat Brazil it will mean the country's first Olympic gold medal in soccer.
Belorussians have been put on trial for complicity in last month's teddy bear air drop by two Swedes protesting Belarus's poor human rights and democracy record.
Today's Olympic schedule is all about men's soccer. Spain vs. Japan and Great Britain will play Senegal.