Tuesday, December 10, 2013
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Pakistan Monday for meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the nation's new army chief, hoping to further repair a strained and sputtering relationship between Washington and Islamabad.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, facing mass street protests over his policy U-turn away from the European Union towards Russia, backed on Monday a call for talks involving the opposition to work out a compromise, his website said.
Europeans with long-term exposure to particulate pollution from road traffic or industry run a higher risk of premature death, even if air quality meets EU standards, a study said on Monday.
French troops traded fire with former rebels in Central African Republic's capital Bangui on Monday as they sought to disarm fighters after violence that has left hundreds dead, an official from a regional peacekeeping force said.
President Vladimir Putin Monday unleashed a wave of controversy in the Russian media world by naming a news anchorman notorious for his anti-opposition and anti-gay views to head a revamped state news agency.
Eight major tech giants have called for tighter controls on government surveillance, joining forces to argue there should be reforms in the way the United States snoops on people.
The removal of chemical weapons from Syria may be delayed slightly due to the difficulties of operating during a civil war, the head of the global chemicals weapon watchdog OPCW said on Monday.
Fresh from shackling the traditional blocking ability of the Senate's minority party, Democrats are ready to muscle through U.S. President Barack Obama's nominees for pivotal judgeships and other top jobs.
President Nicolas Maduro survived the first major test of his rocky seven month-old presidency Sunday, as the ruling Socialists won a majority of votes in Venezuela's local elections.
A senior Democrat said on Sunday he hoped an emerging deal on the U.S. budget would include an extension of unemployment benefits but added that his party would not necessarily walk away from an agreement that left it out.