Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation met Wednesday with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss how jobs centered on preserving the environment can boost the economy.
President Bashar al-Assad said victory for his forces in Aleppo would be a "huge step" in ending Syria's war, as government troops battled Thursday to retake more rebel ground.
A picture taken on Wednesday, Dec. 7 shows Gray Cranes flocking over a tractor dispersing food at Agamon Hula Lake in Hula valley in northern Israel. More than half a billion birds of some 400 species pass through the Jordan Valley to Africa and go back to Europe during the year.
Two Hamas militants were killed and three are missing after a tunnel in the Gaza Strip collapsed, the Islamist group's military wing said Thursday.
Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison in one of the biggest political scandals of President Francois Hollande's government.
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.