KRASNOYARSK/NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Two members of Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot freed from prison on Monday derided President Vladimir Putin's amnesty that led to their early release as a propaganda stunt and promised to ...
Lt. Gen. Mikhail T. Kalashnikov, the arms designer credited by the Soviet Union with creating the AK-47, the first in a series of rifles and machine guns that would indelibly associate his name with modern war and become the most abundant firearms ever ...
MOSCOW -- It came as a shock for both those released and the general public - President Vladimir Putin's move to pardon his foes has allowed him to seize the news agenda in his favor and temper criticism of his rule less than two months before the Sochi ...
(CNN) -- [Breaking news update, 12:40 p.m.]. The U.S. military is moving about 150 Marines from Spain to Africa, most likely Djibouti, to be prepared to go into South Sudan to either provide security for the U.S.
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's intelligence chief said Monday that Jang Song-thaek, the uncle of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, who was executed this month, apparently had not plotted a coup as Pyongyang had said, but had fallen victim to ...
Residents of Toronto face a Christmas without electricity after a severe ice storm enveloped Canada's biggest city on Sunday. About 219,000 city dwellers were without power as of Monday afternoon, Toronto Hydro reported.
NEW DELHI: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who is all set to become the chief minister, on Monday said reducing power tariff by 50 per cent, providing 700 litres water free to each household, implementing Jan Lokpal Bill and ending VIP culture will be high on ...
... Print. * Security forces raid TV building, kill militants. * String of bombings and shootings hits Baghdad. * Iraq violence at highest levels since 2006-7 (Recasts with nationwide attacks, more details).
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - An American man detained for months in the United Arab Emirates and seven co-defendants were fined and sentenced to jail Monday after being convicted in connection to a satirical video about youth culture in Dubai.
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has reacted to the letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Goodluck Jonathan and the reply by the president, saying that such open altercations should be avoided in favour of confidential ...
Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade, accused of underpaying her maid and falsifying the maid's visa documents, has got exemption from personal appearance in a New York court, indicating that India and the US were inching towards resolution of the noisy ...
BANGKOK - Representatives of Thailand's governing party slipped past a cordon of protesters Monday to register for the coming election, infuriating the party's detractors, who have vowed to suspend democracy until “reforms” are carried out.
Rebels have seized the capital of a key-oil producing state in South Sudan, an army spokesman said Monday, as fears grew the latest violence in the world's newest country would spiral into an all-out civil war. FULL STORY
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Pussy Riot members freed from Russian prison
Maria Alyokhina and Nadia Tolokonnikova were released under an amnesty allowing early release from a two-year sentence after a protest against President Vladimir Putin.
Plane wing clips building at Johannesburg airport
Four people were slightly injured after the wing of a British Airways Boeing 747-400 clipped a building at the Tambo International Airport in South Africa.
UK store sorry Muslim clerk refused to sell booze
Thousands threatened to boycott M&S, Britain's biggest clothing retailer, after a worker in London asked a customer to wait as she would not handle champagne.
Iceland's hidden elves delay road projects
Elf advocates have joined forces with environmentalists to urge the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission and local authorities to abandon a highway project.
120 years after birth, Mao's presence lingers
Sites associated with Mao around the country are getting facelifts as part of an effort to promote "red tourism" and bring development to some of China's least developed areas.
Pakistani army launches offensive near Afghan border
Speculation that the army might launch a major offensive in the frontier tribal areas has been building as the government's attempts to engage the Pakistani Taliban in peace talks have floundered in recent months.
Fired PR executive apologizes for AIDS tweet
"Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!" Justine Sacco, who was IAC's corporate communications director, wrote on Twitter on Friday.
Bolivian city hires 'cholita' traffic policewomen
The city of El Alto has employed about 20 so-called "traffic cholitas" to direct cars and buses in El Alto in Bolivia's Andes mountains.
Thai protesters seek to block election, baht slumps
Tens of thousands of protesters rallied across the capital on Sunday as they pressed ahead with their demands that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Recession-hit Spain holds huge Christmas lottery
Millions of Spaniards are glued to televisions as the country's cherished Christmas lottery, the world's richest, distributes a bounty of $3.4 billion.
US will seek triggers to reimpose sanctions on Iran
Susan Rice said it was still unclear if Iran was hurting enough from existing sanctions to give up its nuclear ambitions in a "verifiable way."
Freed tycoon challenges Putin on 'political prisoners'
Khodorkovsky told reporters in Berlin that "the struggle for power is not for me", but made clear he would put pressure on Putin.
Bangladesh factory owners charged in deadly fire
A November 2012 fire at a Bangladeshi garment factory left 112 workers dead. The factory owners and 11 employees now face the possibility of life in prison.
Report: CIA helped Colombia kill rebel leaders
According to the Washington Post, a multibillion-dollar program was funded secretly by the U.S., and separately from $9 billion in aid that it has provided to Colombia, mostly in military assistance.
Rebels hold key oil capital in South Sudan
South Sudan gets nearly 99 percent of its government budget from oil revenues, and the country reportedly earned $1.3 billion in oil sales this year.
In satellite tech race, China hitched a ride from Europe
Some Chinese researchers play down the role of European technology in the satellite tech race, but it wasn't beginner's luck for China.
Icons of Egypt's protest movement imprisoned
An Egyptian court has convicted three of the country’s most prominent secular activists involved in the 2011 uprising that brought down Hosni Mubarak.
Rodman talks training N Korea basketball players
The former NBA star Dennis Rodman said on Sunday he doesn't feel snubbed that his latest visit to North Korea hasn't yet included a meeting with the country's leader, Kim Jong Un.
Syrian helicopter bomb raids kill 42 in Aleppo
Syrian army helicopters dropped improvised "barrel bombs" in the northern province of Aleppo killing at least 42 people on Sunday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Kiev anti-government protest draws 100,000
Thousands gathered in Kiev to demand the ouster of President Yanukovych and his cabinet after his decision last month to choose ties with Russia the EU.
Israeli lawyer is effective voice for Palestinians
The unlikely champion of the oppressed says he is trying to make Israel better, not advance the Palestinian national cause.
Mozambique airliner crashed with autopilot on: experts' report
A Mozambique Airlines plane carrying 33 people crashed last month, killing all on board. The plane was en route from Maputo, Mozambique, to Luanda, Angola.
Bomb explodes on Israeli bus, no one hurt: police
Photographs from the scene, in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bat Yam, showed the blast blew out the vehicle's windows.
2013 top news: Prince George, new pope & more
Topping 2013's bad news were the Boston bombing, concerns over massive government surveillance and a chemical weapon attack. On the up side, a prince was born, a pope chosen, and three Ohio women held captive for 10 years were freed.
Georgians mark Stalin's birthday
Georgians march with portraits of the late Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in his native town of Gori to mark his birthday.
Early end-life plan for elderly in aging Japan
Eroding traditions and changing demographics mean many of Japan's seniors lack younger relatives to look after their affairs or their graves.
Al-Qaida in Yemen apologizes for hospital attack
Qassim al-Rimi, commander of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, apologized for the Dec 5. attack which killed 52 people.
Anglicans vs. Vatican in a cricket holy war
A Vatican challenge to meet on the cricket field at Lord's in London has been accepted by the Church of England. The two teams will play in September 2014.
Macedonia extends anti-pollution measures
The measures include instructions to private and public sector firms to allow pregnant women and employees over 60 to stay at home.
American military aircraft hit in South Sudan
Three U.S. service members were wounded when their aircraft were hit by rebel fire in South Sudan on Saturday.
Egypt sends Mohamed Mursi to trial in third case
Egypt referred to trial deposed President Mohamed Mursi and 129 others on murder and other charges related to a mass jail break during the 2011 uprising.
Pope warns against mediocrity, gossip in Vatican
Pope Francis said he wants Vatican officials to display professionalism and competence as well as holiness in their lives.
India transfers diplomat to UN in bid to defuse row with US
The accreditation of Devyani Khobragade as a member of India's U.N. mission leads to a way out of the dispute could depend on the U.S. State Department approving her transfer.
NSA, UK agency 'targeted Israel PM, EU officials'
American and British intelligence agencies monitored prominent targets in dozens of nations, according to newspaper reports.
Thai opposition party to boycott general election
The main opposition party in Thailand said it would boycott February's general election, deepening a weekslong political crisis.
Cuba to eliminate currency pegged to dollar
Cuba will eliminate its double-currency system, which had become a symbol of economic inequality among its people.
Iran threatens retaliation to proposed sanctions
In response to a Senate bill that threatens new sanctions on Iran, lawmakers there say they are considering a measure to increase Iran's nuclear enrichment.
Memorials mark Lockerbie bombing anniversary
Pan Am flight 103 was blown apart above the Scottish border town of Lockerbie on Dec. 21, 1988. 269 passengers and crew and 11 people on the ground were killed.
Robespierre gets 3D makeover, possible diagnosis
Two researchers have reconstructed the face of Maximilian de Robespierre and indicated the French revolutionary may have had a rare autoimmune disease.
Libyan intelligence official assassinated
The head of Libya's military intelligence in Benghazi was killed at his home in Darna, a stronghold of Islamic extremist militia group Ansar al-Shariah.
Canada's prostitution laws struck down
In a 9-0 sweep, Canada's Supreme Court struck down all restrictions on prostitution and invited Parliament to come up with other ways to regulate the sex trade.
Dramatic End to Standoff at Australia Parliament
Police officers in New South Wales, Australia, rushed a car, breaking windows and spraying fire extinguishers after a man inside threatened to set himself on fire outside the Parliament building.
Mafia's toxic waste poisons Italy farmlands
Farmlands near Naples are contaminated by the Mafia's multibillion-dollar racket of disposing toxic waste, estimated at nearly 10 million tons, officials say.
N. Korea fax threatens destruction without notice
The North is apparently prepared to deliver 'merciless retaliation without notice' upon its South Korean neighbors — except by fax.
Ireland's right-to-die campaigner has died
In April, Ireland's Supreme Court rejected Marie Fleming's appeal to let partner Tom Curran help her commit suicide. Curran was with her when she died Friday.
Putin's freed archrival arrives in Germany
Russian President Vladimir Putin's pardon of his archrival Mikhail Khodorkovsky after 10 years in prison was a surprise as is the tycoon's release 24 hours later.