Wednesday, December 11, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama implored thousands gathered in a cold, rainy stadium and millions watching around the world on Tuesday to carry forward Nelson Mandela's mission of erasing injustice and inequality.
The founder of a French breast implant company was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday for hiding the true nature of the sub-standard silicone used in implants sold to 300,000 women around the world.
The body tasked with ridding the world of chemical weapons picked up its Nobel Peace Prize in a ceremony in Oslo Tuesday after saying it hoped the prestige would speed a global ban on the dreaded arms.
Eleanor Parker, who was nominated for Academy Awards three times for her portrayals of strong-willed women and played a scheming baroness in “The Sound of Music,” has died at 91.
President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's military on Tuesday to step up its presence in the Arctic after Canada signaled its intention to claim the North Pole and surrounding waters.
The U.S. flag flew high outside a sheriff's office in South Carolina on Monday in defiance of an order from U.S. President Barack Obama to lower all flags in memory of the late South African leader Nelson Mandela., 1 Comment
An elderly U.S. Korean War veteran released from detention in North Korea said on Monday a videotaped “confession” he made was given under duress and that he believed he may have been held in a misunderstanding over his interest in the war.
The U.S. Senate gave final approval on Monday to a bill to renew a ban against firearms that can pass undetected through metal detectors, but rejected calls to update the law in response to the advent of plastic guns made with 3-D printers.
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority on Monday signed a water-sharing agreement that includes the building of a desalination plant on the Gulf of Aqaba and a pilot study for a pipeline linking the Red Sea with the Dead Sea, the World Bank said.
Colombia's inspector-general ordered Bogota's left-leaning mayor removed from office Monday and banished from politics for 15 years, deeming unconstitutional his behavior in a showdown last year with private garbage collectors.