Once poised to become a majority of the workforce, women haven't found as many jobs as men during the recovery. But some signs point to an eventual rebound.
Two rare white lion cubs play at the Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen, the Netherlands. The cubs arrived 10 weeks ago and are descendants of the white lions found only in the Timbavati nature reserve in South Africa, according to the zoo. The white lion is a Kruger lion with a color gene mutation.
Despite a week of big headlines for French President Nicolas Sarkozy, he's at his lowest approval rating of his presidency.
The US insists the American enjoys diplomatic immunity, but Pakistan won't release him. Hanging in the balance is a summit later this month with leaders from the US, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was on the road 165 days during her first two years in office, besting previous title holder Condoleezza Rice by two days. Why the job now requires so much travel.
Secretary of State Clinton warns of a "perfect storm of powerful trends" across the region, including a young population, political repression, economic disparity, and dwindling supplies of oil and water.
As its economic clout rises, Germany sheds its postwar identity, becoming more assertive in Europe and the world.
Snow from a strong winter storm blankets roping and boat docks along Hackert Lake on Dec. 12, in Scottville, Mich.
Airline passengers lie on the floor at Heathrow Airport in London, England, on Dec. 20. Snow and freezing temperatures delayed flights across northern Europe.
Airport police in Namibia discovered a suitcase with batteries, wires, and a ticking clock. It was a security test, German police have discovered, though who planted the suspicious bag is unknown.