THE NETHERLANDS: 17 percent wage gap. The Netherlands has dropped its wage gap about 10 percentage points from two decades ago to bring it just below the OECD average of 18 percent. In the Netherlands – with a population of 16.7 million and average income of $39,000 – 70 percent of women have paid jobs. A Dutch woman attends speed skating events at the Richmond Olympic Oval as part of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
The US government announced it will support a proposed ban on trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna.
As the death toll from the Chile earthquake rises, relief organizations from around the world are set to help the South American nation pick up the pieces. But Chile's authorities say it will take them more time to assess the needs.
Women runners, including eventual winner Melissa Moon (front row c.), of Wellington, New Zealand, start the 33rd Annual Empire State Building Run-up in New York City on Tuesday.
An Emperor penguin chick sits on its parents feet in Atka Bay, Antarctica. Wednesday marks National Penguin Awareness Day, a day devoted to celebrating penguins around the world.
Pledges of financial and material aid to Haiti continue to roll in from around the globe. A look at what nation's are doing to help.
Belgium, Spain are skeptical that there's a need for more full-body airport scanning machines. France and Germany are uncommitted as European Union members meet today to discuss airport security measures.
Europe leaders are now reconsidering using full body scanners that they had until recently opposed as lurid and voyeuristic.
Airline passengers across Europe faced body searches and new limits on hand luggage. Authorities say that Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab of Nigeria flew from Lagos to Amsterdam before boarding Northwest Airlines Flight 253 for Detroit.