US President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday selected a political ally with close ties to China as ambassador to Beijing, stressed his determination to create US jobs and revealed he consulted with Barack Obama on his cabinet picks.
Rebels in Aleppo called for a five-day truce and the evacuation of civilians Wednesday after losing more than three quarters of their territory including the Old City to a Syrian army offensive.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said victory in Aleppo would be a "huge step" towards ending the country's five-year civil war, ignoring pleas for a truce as rebels in the city lose more ground.
This photo obtained Dec. 7 shows U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as the Person of the Year cover. Time awarded Trump the title and shortlisted other influential figures, including Hillary Clinton and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The man who served as France's top cop during a series of bloody terror attacks became the nation's new prime minister on Tuesday after Manuel Valls stepped down to focus on running for president.
Pharrell Williams put on the Ritz for Chanel's scintillating mid-season fashion show Tuesday -- donning pearls on the "Cafe Society" catwalk at the restaurant of the newly refurbished Ritz Paris.
Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow, one of the giants of African art, was laid to rest in Dakar on Tuesday, five days after he died at the age of 81.
President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer who touts his corporate skills, turned businessman-in-chief Tuesday, first demanding the government cancel a multibillion-dollar order for new presidential planes and then hailing a Japanese company's commitment to invest billions in the U.S.
A dozen Lebanese women, dressed as brides in white wedding dresses stained with fake blood and bandages, gathered Tuesday outside government buildings in Lebanon's capital to protest a law that allows a rapist to get away with his crime if he marries the survivor.
Hop on a virtual sleigh ride to the North Pole. Stand on the "Naughty or Nice O'Meter." Snap a selfie and see your face on a dancing elf. The Santa experience has gotten a makeover as many malls install shows and games they hope will lure shoppers who are buying more online.