Cote d'Ivoire's new envoy presents credentials to the UN

2010-12-30 11:09:01

Cote d'Ivoire's new envoy to the United Nations, veteran diplomat Youssouf Bamba, on Wednesday presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon.

US revokes visa of Venezuelan ambassador

2010-12-30 11:06:22

The US has revoked the visa of the Venezuelan ambassador to Washington in apparent retaliation for Venezuela's rejection of the US envoy to Caracas.

Defense may say Michael Jackson killed self

2010-12-30 10:14:02

Lawyers for the doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson could claim the pop star killed himself when a hearing begins next week.

US bank failures set 18-year high in 2010

2010-12-30 09:51:07

The number of US banks gone into bankruptcy this year reached the highest level since 1992, according to media report on Wednesday.

Counting down to 2011

2010-12-30 06:48:55

People pin their hopes and dreams on a wish wall at Time Square in New York, Dec 29, 2010.

Chavez dares US to cut diplomatic ties

2010-12-29 13:04:16

President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday dared the US government to expel his ambassador from Washington in response to Venezuela's rejection of the White House's choice for ambassador in Caracas.

700 NATO soldiers killed in 2010

2010-12-29 11:34:29

With 700 international troops killed in Afghanistan, this year has been by far the deadliest of the nearly decade-long war.

Global warming not fading away despite cold snap

2010-12-29 11:20:41

Near-record floods in Australia and a big chill in the northern hemisphere does not mean global warming is fading away.

ROK President expects Six-Party Talks to resume

2010-12-29 11:07:45

Republic of Korea's President Lee Myung-bak on Wednesday hinted at a more flexible stance on resuming stalled nuclear disarmament talks involving the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Artificial Christmas trees get nod over fresh: poll

2010-12-29 10:02:58

Far more Canadians, Americans and Britons will celebrate Christmas on Saturday with artificial Christmas trees in their houses than real ones, according to a survey released on Friday.

Iran becomes nuclear state: Ahmadinejad

2010-12-29 08:32:33

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that Iran is now a nuclear country implying that Iran has achieved nuclear know-how for energy purposes.

Ancient human remains found in Israel

2010-12-29 06:40:30

Israeli archaeologists said Monday they may have found the earliest evidence yet for the existence of modern man, and if so, it could upset theories of the origin of humans.