Sri Lanka could lose valuable EU trade concessions after an inquiry found severe human rights abuses against Tamils. The US released its own report of allegations of war crimes Thursday.
A girl rides on a swing carousel in Grozny, Chechnya, late Sunday. Russia recently ended a federal counter-terrorism operation after two wars in the republic. Separatist rebels however still stage frequent attacks in Chechnya despite increased stability in the southern region.
Germany's postwar internationalism seems to be giving way to parochialism.
Dutch MP Geert Wilders, who made a controversial film about Islam, won his appeal against a British ban imposed to stop him from spreading hatred and violent messages.
So far, the former Soviet state has cooperated with the US on nuclear issues. But a new report suggests that Kazakhstan might be looking to do business with other, less responsible regimes, too.
US consumer sentiment fell unexpectedly in October, according to a new report.
With 37 prisoners executed last year, the United States is among the top five countries that still have the death penalty.
With little agreement at the Bangkok UN climate meeting of 180 nations, the agenda for the crucial December Copenhagen conference is still up for heated debate.