China has not been invited to join the International Space Station project, despite a news report from Russia suggesting otherwise.
Chinese production of Honda automobiles remains stalled as the result of a strike by workers looking for a larger wage increase.
Nine Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies from a litter of 17, look out of their box, outside of Berlin, Germany, on Monday, Dec. 20. On Sept 28, 4-year-old Ridgeback Etana gave birth to 17 puppies. All of them survived.
Alexandre Vinokourov of Kazakhstan, wearing the pink jersey of the overall leader, touches pink balloons prior to the start of the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race from Frosinone to Cava De Tirreni, Italy, on Monday.
UNITED STATES: The US was the world’s first country to develop the nuclear bomb, in the early 1940s, and is the only country to ever use it offensively, during World War II. The US has 2,700 deployed nukes, plus another 2,500 to 3,500 nukes on reserve, according to the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. The US is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Here, the US Navy fires a Trident II, D-5 missile from the USS Tennessee, a submarine in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida in December 1989.
A man in northwest China killed seven kindergartners and two teachers Wednesday, in the sixth school attack since March.
Even as China cracks down on dissidents and the Internet, Beijing ramps up efforts to sway opinion in the US and elsewhere.
North Korea has seized five hotels owned by South Korea in a jointly operated resort. The move comes as the South weighs its response to the Cheonan warship sinking.
A newborn camel and its mother are seen at the zoo in Zurich, Switzerland, on Thursday.
In his visit to China’s quake zone Sunday, President Hu Jintao hugged children and promised new schools and homes.