Figures are seen in underwater sculpture installation "The Silent Evolution" by British artist Jason de Caires Taylor between Cancun and Isla Mujeres Dec 11. Taylor used 'life casts' made from materials that encourage coral growth to build the installation on the sea bed off the coast of Cancun.
US equipment maker RAE Systems Inc. has agreed to pay almost $3 million to settle criminal and civil allegations of bribing Chinese officials to win government contracts in China from 2004 to 2008, US authorities said Friday.
Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff's eldest son hanged himself by a dog leash in his apartment Saturday, exactly two years after his father's arrest in a multibillion-dollar scheme that swindled thousands of investors of their life savings.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday voiced his hope to find a new formula "in coming few weeks" to move forward the Middle East peace process, including the efforts to resume the direct peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis to address "direct issues" concerning the lengthy Mideast conflict.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attacked the United States on Thursday over secret US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks, saying the West had no right to preach to Russia about democracy.
WikiLeaks backers threaten more attacks