The International Court of Justice in The Hague upheld Kosovo's declaration of independence. That will likely embolden separatist movements around the world. But after independence, then what? Recognition is a political, not a legal matter.
David Barber, Queen Elizaberth's swan marker, holds a swan during the annual Swan Upping ceremony on England's River Thames between Shepperton and Windsor on Monday. Swans and cygnets are counted and examined during the ceremony. The five-day census of the swan population dates back to the 12th century when the crown claimed ownership of all mute swans. Today, the crown retains the right to ownership of all unmarked mute swans in open water, but the queen only exercises her ownership on certain stretches of the River Thames and its surrounding tributaries.
Two commercial big banks – Citigroup and Bank of America – reported earnings Friday. Yet their stock prices fell, in part because of a slow business climate in which loan portfolios are shrinking.
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Backed by a charity headed by the son of Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi, the ship Amalthea will challenge Israel's Gaza blockade by attempting to deliver 2,000 tons of food, medicine, and relief to the Palestinian territory.
Jennifer Lopez's scheduled July 24 performance in Turkish-held north Cyprus – a state recognized only by Turkey – has been canceled after protests from thousands of displaced Greek Cypriots.
Jennifer Lopez called off a controversial birthday show in the north of Cyprus, provoking celebrations by Greek Cypriots and condemnations from Turkish Cypriots.
Tibetan artists in traditional costumes perform during a public function to mark the 75th birthday of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, in Dharmsala, India, on Tuesday.
A funny thing happened on the way to South Africa's World Cup. Africa found its confidence and greater sense of unity. New foreign investment, more tourist dollars, and greater economic prosperity seem just around the corner.