France's prime minister and foreign minister are taking heat for gratis luxury holidays in Egypt and Tunisia. President Sarkozy says vacationing in France is a better idea.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who has weathered many scandals during his career, could be in court within weeks to face charges related to underage prostitution.
Phytoplankton – microscopic marine organisms that thrive in nutrient-rich cold waters – form brilliant swirls of green in the Barents Sea north of Norway. The striking turquoise color is caused in part by sunlight reflecting off of chlorophyll in the phytoplankton, which, like terrestrial plants, use photosynthesis to create carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water.
The Obama administration's delayed public call for an 'orderly transition of power' followed days of equivocating that hurt US standing in the region. The White House must now take stock of its failed foreign policy so as not to further jeopardize its role in the new Egypt.
The World Bank’s board of directors last week approved an underwater fiber-optic cable project that promises to bring 'a major infrastructural revolution' to Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Following months of Chinese pressure, 19 countries plan to boycott tomorrow's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
WikiLeaks documents that revealed a coverup of US drone strikes in Yemen may complicate security concerns – beyond just the package bombs or Anwar al-Awlaki. But the real challenge is how to head off a water crisis that threatens to bring more instability and violence.
The terror suspects are accused of recruiting jihadists and plotting a possible attack on Belgium. The arrests are not believed connected to ongoing terrorism worries in Germany.
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is spearheading an effort to improve public services for Arab areas of East Jerusalem, long neglected by municipal officials.
This year's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony on Dec. 10 won't only be missing its honoree, Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who is under house arrest in China. The number of countries that have declined invitations to attend has risen from six to 19 in the past two months. Nobel committee members suspect that has something to do with China's "you're either with us or against us" tone urging other nations to join its boycott of the Oslo ceremony. Beijing boasted Tuesday that most countries would stay away from attending the ceremony. In fact, only the 65 countries with embassies in Norway were invited, and 44 of those had accepted, according to the Nobel Prize Committee. Who's standing with China? Here's a list. (click on the blue circle in the upper right corner of this page to move through the slides)