Sand artist Jamie Wardley works on an image depicting a girl's face in the dry river bed on Irvine beach in Scotland, as part of a campaign to stop the building of a new coal-fired power station at Hunterston, Scotland, on Monday.
President Obama authorized the US Marines to rescue from pirates a German-owned ship off the coast of Somalia. In three hours, the crew was safe and the pirates in custody.
This week, Obama addresses the nation on Iraq and Afghanistan and restarts direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians. His challenge is to show enough progress to inspire support on these long-term commitments, from the American public and the players themselves.
Jama Idle Ibrahim admitted in federal court Friday that he was one of several men who attempted on April 10 to commandeer what they believed was a merchant ship. It was actually a US warship, the USS Ashland. Ibrahim has agreed to testify against five other defendants.
Laura Dekker set sail from Portugal Saturday in a bid to become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the globe.
China slammed the Pentagon's China military report on Wednesday, calling the annual report's concerns about its military capabilities baseless.
Laura Dekker, the 14-year-old Dutch sailor, hopped onto her boat Wednesday and sailed off from the Netherlands. Laura Dekker hopes to become the youngest person to make a solo voyage around the world.
Laura Dekker will try to pick up where American Abby Sunderland left off on an around-the-world solo sailing adventure.
The Yemeni Coast Guard comprises 57 sea vessels and 1,200 sailors who are tasked with combating threats from Somali pirates, traffickers, and terrorist attacks. Miles of coastline remain unprotected.
Somali pirates have been sentenced to five years in a Dutch prison in the first piracy case to be tried in an European court.