Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A global anti-corruption group said Monday that nearly US$1 trillion was illicitly drained from developing countries in 2012, representing a record level of corruption, money laundering and false trade documentation.
Construction of new homes fell slightly in November, reflecting weakness in construction of single-family homes.
Three friends of an alleged victim of gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house say they were incorrectly portrayed as being more concerned about their reputations than her well-being in a magazine article that set off an intense debate about violence on campuses and ethics in journalism.
A drug-resistant “super bacteria” that's normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro's Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists said Monday.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Belgium ground to a halt in its biggest strike in years Monday as trade unions grounded flights, cut international rail links and shut sea ports to protest the new government's austerity plans.
Three suspects in an armed hostage incident in the Belgian city of Ghent surrendered to police Monday, reports said, as officials said there were no indications of terrorism.
Police are surrounding a home outside Philadelphia where a suspect is believed to have barricaded himself after shootings at multiple homes.
From a 14-month old toddler to a 105-year old grandmother: the first names of some of the tens of thousands killed in South Sudan since civil war began a year ago were released Monday.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) sounded the alarm Monday over the rising number of homophobic attacks in Russia, slamming Vladimir Putin's government for “inaction” and urging a crackdown on hate crimes.
Recent weekly protests by far-right populists against immigrants, asylum seekers and the “Islamization” of Germany “bring shame” on the country, Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Monday.