Assange wins right to petition UK Supreme Court

2012-11-07 10:43:51

Assange won the right to petition the UK Supreme Court in his fight against extradition to Sweden over alleged sex offences on Monday, after losing his High Court appeal last month.

Berlusconi still tries political influence

2012-10-30 13:12:29

Plenty of Italians rolled their eyes and said Berlusconi would never serve time, while some lamented the state of the economic crisis and longed for his return.

Obama, Romney's final face-to-face encounter

2012-10-23 14:11:57

US President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney shake hands at the conclusion of the final presidential debate.

UK singer Brightman to be Russia's next space tourist

2012-10-12 11:23:03

British singer Sarah Brightman said on Wednesday she had bought a seat to fly on a Russian spaceship, describing it as a chance to live out a childhood desire "beyond her wildest dreams".

$500,000 'genius grants' from MacArthur Foundation revealed

2012-10-03 10:15:22

Mandolin player and composer Chris Thile learned the hard way that when you get a call from the 312 area code at this time of year, you should probably answer the phone.

Park apologizes for father's military rule

2012-09-24 14:00:00

Park Geun-hye, the daughter of South Korea's former military strongman Park Chung-hee, offered a public apology Monday to the victims of her father's 18-year rule.

Somalia's new president Hassan Mohamoud

2012-09-11 14:49:34

Mohamoud beat the incumbent president Ahmed by landslide in a run-off to win Somalia's presidential election on Monday.

Mexico captures big drug dealer

2012-09-05 14:23:31

Mexican Navy has captured a leader of the Gulf Cartel, a notorious drug trafficking group.

Protest outside Democratic National Convention site

2012-09-05 13:12:02

A demonstrator wearing a Guy Fawkes mask holds a placard against drone strikes during a street protest near the site of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sept 4, 2012.

Apollo 11 astronauts

2012-08-29 12:31:45

American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man ever to set foot on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said on Saturday.

First man on moon Neil Armstrong dead at 82

2012-08-26 03:42:15

US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at the age of 82 from complications following heart surgery.

Across America Talk: Julian Assange

2012-08-23 05:00:47

Ecuador's decision to grant political asylum to Julian Assange will roil geopolitics and society in numerous ways.