CZECH REPUBLIC: 18 percent wage gap. No. 10 among the nations with the widest wage gap, the Czech Republic falls on par with the average wage gap among all industrialized countries surveyed. The country also provides full-time employment to 58 percent of its female population. Here, a woman attends the Women's 5,000 meter speed skating race at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Vancouver, British Columbia, as part of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
The Armenian Genocide Resolution passed by a House committee last week merely asks Obama to tell the truth. Given Turkey’s strategic importance, that will be hard to do.
HUN SEN: 25 years, 2 months. Cambodia’s prime minister was thrust into power in January 1985, making the 33-year-old the youngest prime minister in the world. The former Khmer Rouge cadre’s journey from communist leader to elected head of government spans 25 years of civil war and a massive UN-administered transition to democracy. His government is one of the world's most corrupt and is widely accused of pillaging the country's natural resources.
Glaciers now occupy the center stage in the debate over causes and impacts of climate change.
Italy said Wednesday it arrested seven alleged Iran weapons smugglers and charged that some are Iranian intelligence agents. The move comes as momentum builds for fresh sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.
Colombian Army soldiers and a bomb-sniffing dog prepare to leave a military base in San Vicente del Caguan, Colombia.
The Supreme Court Monday decided not to hear the appeal of a group of Uighurs who have been held without charge at Guantanamo Bay for eight years. The case was originally scheduled for the high court's docket March 23.
The US will win a medal in the men's speedskating team pursuit and will likely do the same in the four-man bobsled at the Vancouver Olympics. Bode Miller could medal in slalom.
A Swedish fan attends the men's hockey game between Sweden and Finland on Feb. 21 at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.