The toxic sludge now covering 15 square miles of Hungary and seeping into the Danube River is a serious environmental disaster whose severity and long-term consequences are still unclear. Will the release of the 35 million cubic feet of alumina refining waste become one of the Top 10 manmade environmental disasters of the past century?
10/07/2010 02:48 pm
Vatican bank: The Vatican said it was "perplexed and surprised" by the investigation.
09/21/2010 03:23 pm
Tony Blair’s engaging memoir lauds George W. Bush and defends the difficult decisions that politicians must make.
09/14/2010 07:05 am
The small town of Guca becomes the site of a spirited gypsy music festival for a week every year.
09/03/2010 11:44 am
Qaddafi says having a railway system is crucial. Libya is the only country in North Africa without one.
09/01/2010 12:00 pm
A high school student discovers the jungles of France and other tall tales in the course of researching his history homework online.
08/27/2010 04:18 pm
The International Court of Justice in The Hague upheld Kosovo's declaration of independence. That will likely embolden separatist movements around the world. But after independence, then what? Recognition is a political, not a legal matter.
07/22/2010 05:13 pm
For a long time football was simply considered too complex and too ‘beautiful’ to be mastered by Africans, writes blogger Sipho Hlongwane. Racism created that perception, but poor African governance and political interference have helped keep that perception alive.
07/02/2010 11:33 am
Looking beyond the current Lakers-Celtics NBA finals, basketball scouts are hunting for the next Pau Gasol. With the NBA's recent push into developing countries, many expect a star to rise from Africa, India, or China.
06/15/2010 07:27 pm
Slovenia and Croatia have agreed to independent mediation over their disputed border. Analysts say the agreement should remove a major obstacle in Croatia's quest to join the European Union.
06/07/2010 05:32 pm