British companies are set to begin drilling for oil reserves off the Falkland Islands this week, reopening a dispute with Argentina, which still lays claim to the archipelago.
Russian Alexander Tretyakov hits the padding at the end of his second heat in the Men's Skeleton during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, on Feb. 18.
Emilio Azcarraga, the head of Mexico's largest broadcaster Televisa, may wrestle control of Nextel from Carlos Slim, one of the richest men in the world. But cellphone users could benefit from the competition.
Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), steps down, effective July 1.
The Northern Lights shimmer above the flight deck of the Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy's largest warship, in the Fjords of Norway. HMS Ocean is operating in the region as part of the United Kingdom's Amphibious Task Group, conducting Exercise Cold Response, a multinational exercise conducted alongside the Norwegian Armed Forces.
One poll circulating in the British press showed that 78 percent of women surveyed would most treasure a love letter or poem. In China, while11.3 percent of respondents said some sort of handmade gift is their favorite, an equal 11 percent reported a preference for diamond jewelry.
The South faces the brunt of another major East Coast snowstorm. If the Florida Panhandle gets an inch or two as expected, then there will be snow in all 50 states.
When it comes to that special Valentine, however, Mexicans have an inner Romeo that puts other nations' residents to shame. Last year, Mexicans broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people kissing simultaneously.
New data show the illegal immigrant population in the US plunged between 2008 and 2009. The report has sparked a debate about the reasons behind the decline and what it means for reform.