Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The chief of presidential security under former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was shot to death Monday in the capital, where he had lived since returning to the country after finishing a prison sentence in the United States.
While Pablo Picasso crafted thousands of ceramic pieces late in his career that reflected his Mediterranean and Spanish roots, this art was long overshadowed by his famous paintings and sculptures.
The Grateful Dead embodied the hippie spirit, but the free market has sent prices for resold tickets to the band's final shows soaring to more than US$100,000.
Tena Stivicic has won the oldest and most prestigious playwriting prize for women.
The world's richest person got even richer this year.
German retail sales, a closely watched measure of household confidence, rose strongly in January, official data showed on Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Backed by allied Shiite, Sunni and Iranian fighters, Iraqi security forces launched a large-scale military operation Monday to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group, a major step in a campaign to reclaim territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is warning that public discussion of details of the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran will make it more difficult to reach a deal that prevents the country from developing atomic weapons.
An Indian television preacher who has called the 9/11 attacks an “inside job” received one of Saudi Arabia's most prestigious prizes on Sunday, for “service to Islam.”
Tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow on Sunday to honor the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination of Vladimir Putin's rule.