Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Cult TV drama series “Breaking Bad” and comedy hit “Modern Family” were the big winners Monday at the annual Emmys, which paid moving tribute to late Hollywood icon Robin Williams.
Mice that were raised in a sterile environment or given antibiotics early in life lacked a common gut bacteria that appears to prevent food allergies, U.S. researchers said Monday.
A three-million-year-old child's skull uncovered in South Africa has no signs of the kind of soft spot that would be seen in human children with larger brains, a study said Monday.
Warplanes from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) secretly bombed Islamist militia targets in Libya, apparently catching Washington off guard, as turmoil in the North African country deepened with Islamists naming a rival premier.
The presidents of Russia and Ukraine shook hands ahead of key talks on Tuesday, though with little hope for a breakthrough to end the raging conflict pitting Kiev against pro-Moscow separatist rebels.
The elite of Swiss private banks on Tuesday began lifting the veil on their books after a radical shift in their business model, amid tougher international regulations and crackdowns on tax dodgers.
The Russian government has approved injecting 239 billion rubles (US$6.6 billion, 5 billion euros) into two of the country's largest, state-controlled banks that have been hit with Western sanctions.
Berlin's embattled mayor Klaus Wowereit, who famously dubbed his city “poor but sexy” and presided over its rise as an arts and party capital, said Tuesday he would step down in December.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah threatened Tuesday to withdraw from the disputed election, a move that could wreck U.N. efforts to rescue the country's first democratic transfer of power.
The United States is poised to send spy planes into Syria to track Islamic State (IS) jihadists whose advances have sparked international concern and American air strikes in neighboring Iraq.