Julian Assange expects to wait six months to a year for a deal to free him from Ecuador's embassy in London, and hopes Sweden will drop its case against him.
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Japan's government has laid out plans to suspend some state spending as it could run out of cash by October, with a deficit financing bill blocked by opposition parties trying to force Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda into an early election.
New Zealand's ploy to attack the Indian spinners did not work as the hosts picked up three wickets before lunch to peg them back in the second and final test.
World number one Roger Federer put on another evening exhibition at Flushing Meadows as he brushed aside Germany's Bjorn Phau 6-2 6-3 6-2 to reach the third round of the US Open.
Republican Mitt Romney will urge Americans in a major speech to leave behind their disappointment in President Barack Obama and join him to rebuild the US economy and generate millions of jobs.
Andy Roddick, a former top-ranked player and the last American male to win a grand slam tournament, said today he would retire after the US Open.
Hip-hop manager Chris Lighty, who in the past handled careers of performers such as Mariah Carey and Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot to the head, media outlets are reporting.
The era of 'GTL' is ending on MTV with the upcoming season of popular reality TV show "Jersey Shore" and its catch phrase "gym, tan, laundry," the cable TV network says.
West Ham United have signed England striker Andy Carroll on a season-long loan from Liverpool, the London Premier League club says.
Serbians Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, a pair of former number one-ranked players hoping to get back to the top of the women's game, coasted into the third round of the US Open under sunny skies at Flushing Meadows.
All Black first five Daniel Carter has not given much thought to the next rugby World Cup but is "getting to old" to try to cap his career with an Olympic gold medal a year later at the Rio Games in 2016, he has told Twitter followers.
Two months after extending the lucrative "All Blacks" brand name from rugby union's world champions to include New Zealand's Sevens and Maori rugby teams, the New Zealand Rugby Union has announced a Maori tour of Britain.
South Africa's players believe in the game plan employed by coach Heyneke Meyer and the environment around the team allows them the freedom to disagree, Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says.
The Rolling Stones are set to play a series of four concerts this coming November in New York and London, Billboard reports.
France and Britain have warned Syria's President Bashar al-Assad that military action to secure safe zones for civilians inside the country is being considered despite the paralysis of the UN Security Council over how to end the 17-month conflict.
Iran has doubled the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges it has in an underground bunker, a UN report says, showing Teheran continued to develop its nuclear programme despite Western pressure and the threat of an Israeli attack.
Two women were found stabbed to death in a Russian apartment with the words "Free Pussy Riot" written on the wall in what was probably blood, investigators say, stirring more passion over the women jailed for a protest in a church.
Hurricane Isaac is forcing evacuations affecting tens of thousands of people in Louisiana and Mississippi, even as relieved New Orleans residents said its destruction was nothing like that seen after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Wheelchair-bound physicist Stephen Hawking and South Africa's 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius were among the luminaries on hand for the opening night of the biggest Paralympics in the 11-day competition's history.