The Swiss minaret ban and the crucifix decision in Europe illustrate the disconnect between religion and culture there.
French President Sarkozy tagged London a big loser after the EU appointed a French finance chief. London fears greater 'meddling' in its financial services industry.
FIFA settled the World Cup draw in South Africa today ahead of next summer's tournament. The US will face off against England and minnows Algeria and Slovenia.
The NATO secretary-general announced the increase in troops Friday. The forces will come from 25 NATO countries.
Almost half say the United States should 'mind its own business,' a Pew survey shows. War-weariness and economic concerns are pushing isolationism to 40-year peak.
Leaked UN report shows FDLR, a brutal Rwandan rebel group operating in eastern Congo, operates gold, tin, and coltran mines. Key leaders still free in the US and France.
Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that the Iran nuclear program could produce its own higher enriched nuclear fuel. But some analysts cast doubt on Iran's capacity to do so.
Mohamed ElBaradei stepped down from his post at the UN nuclear watchdog IAEA at the end of November. He's been seen both as an honest broker and as being too soft on Iran.