A young supporter in Cape Town, South Africa, blows on a 'vuvuzela,' Zulu for stadium trumpet, during a celebration marking a month till the beginning of the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
Conspiracy theories aside, argues Shakespearean scholar James Shapiro, Shakespeare really did write Shakespeare.
Ten winning books that offer insight – in different ways – into contemporary Britain.
An embattled yet experienced incumbent faces an untested but charismatic Conservative. Also in the mix is a surprise upstart contender.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown asked Queen Elizabeth to dissolve parliament today, setting the stage for a general election in Britain in which the rival Tories are the front-runners.
Robert Mugabe this week marks his 30th anniversary as president of Zimbabwe. Here's a list of the world's longest-serving leaders.
In a statement Tuesday, Latin American leaders back Argentina view that British oil drilling off the Falkland Islands is a violation of its sovereignty.
The US and other NATO allies worry that the French sale of a $750 million Mistral warship to Russia will set an arms-trading precedent. But analysts say the ship does not yet represent the transfer of cutting-edge technology to Russia.
The country Elizabeth II once knew exists no more, says a historian.
Hillary Rodham Clinton edged out Sarah Palin as most admired woman in this year's Gallup poll. But Palin won handily among Republicans, and she tied Clinton among Independents.