Prime Minister Naoto Kan and his ministers stayed away from the Yasukuni Shrine as Japan marked the 66th anniversary of its surrender in World War II.
Center-left Argentine President Cristina Fernandez looks set to win a second term in October and deepen her interventionist policies after thrashing rivals in a primary election, results showed Monday.
A string of suicide attackers and car bombs across Iraq killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 200.
The security situation remains tough in Pakistan, and the country needs continuing international support to fight against terrorism.
Google Inc is paying $12.5 billion to buy Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc in its biggest-ever deal.
US and Britain called on Saturday for an "immediate halt of all violence" against the protesters in Syria.
Ending extreme poverty has been embraced as a common task by the international community, but the facts may prove that there is long way to go.
Rebels in western Libya advanced north to within 25 km (15 miles) of the coastal city of Zawiyah on Saturday after a six-hour battle with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces.
US President Obama and his Afghan counterpart Karzai discussed progress in handing over security responsibility towards a full Afghan lead in 2014.
A grand gala was held Friday night to celebrate former Cuban leader Fidel Castro's 85th birthday.
Mitt Romney, the Republican frontrunner to challenge President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, reported a net worth up to $264 million.
The USS Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carrier and its three support ships arrived in Hong Kong on Friday for a four-day port visit.