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.
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.
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.
The number of US banks gone into bankruptcy this year reached the highest level since 1992, according to media report on Wednesday.
People pin their hopes and dreams on a wish wall at Time Square in New York, Dec 29, 2010.
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.
With 700 international troops killed in Afghanistan, this year has been by far the deadliest of the nearly decade-long war.
Near-record floods in Australia and a big chill in the northern hemisphere does not mean global warming is fading away.
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).
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.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that Iran is now a nuclear country implying that Iran has achieved nuclear know-how for energy purposes.
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.