One person was killed and three others injured today when a US Navy ship fired at an approaching fishing boat off the United Arab Emirates, but officials did not immediately blame terrorism or cite an Iran-link to the still-murky incident.
Ralph Lauren's stylish uniforms for the US Olympic team, complete with a jaunty beret, have sparked a political row because the red, white and blue outfits were made in China.
Spain created an emergency fund to protect regional governments from defaulting and warned that pensions will be overhauled as protesters rallied against deep spending cuts needed to dodge an international bailout.
Nine climbers were killed in an avalanche near Chamonix in the French Alps when a wall of snow swept them away as they tried to scale one of Europe's tallest peaks, authorities said.
US President Barack Obama will not apologize to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for raising questions about his tenure and the timing of his departure from private equity firm Bain Capital, the Democrat said in an interview.
Kofi Annan has arrived in Damascus for talks with President Bashar al-Assad, his spokesman said, a day after the international peace envoy admitted that his peace plan had so far failed to end 16 months of bloodshed.
Scorching temperatures in June's second half helped the continental United States break its record for the hottest first six months in a calendar year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said today.
The American wife of an heir to the Tetra Pak carton fortune was found dead in London, police said, and a man who may be Eva Rausing's husband was arrested in connection with her death and on suspicion of drugs possession.
Romania's parliament has suspended President Traian Basescu, ruling he had overstepped his powers, setting the stage for an impeachment referendum that will be watched by the European Union which says it wants the rule of law respected.
Millions of people across the eastern United States baked in record heat after deadly thunderstorms downed powerlines from Indiana to Maryland, killing at least 12 people and leaving over 3 million homes and businesses without power.
The Boy Scouts of America announced it would continue to deny membership to gay scouts and scout leaders, saying the policy would protect the rights of families that prefer to address issues of sexuality in private.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that Germany could become a laughing stock if it fails to overturn a district court ban on circumcision that has enraged Jews and Muslims.
Luxembourg rider Frank Schleck has failed a doping test during this year's Tour de France, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced today.
The U.S. men's basketball team eased past Brazil 80-69 in an exhibition game today, but their sluggish play and spotty shooting should banish any thoughts they will waltz to another Olympic gold medal in London.
Monaco's Prince Pierre Casiraghi, who was punched in the face during a brawl in New York in February, is suing two men and a popular Manhattan nightclub over the incident and seeking unspecified damages.
Tablets with paper-thin screens that can be folded and tucked into your back pocket, artificial intelligence and augmented reality - the stuff of science fiction may be coming to a store near you.
An expanding US drought, now deemed the worst since 1956, dealt another blow to the corn crop, with conditions deteriorating for a second straight week in the world's top exporter of the grain, US government data shows.
Microsoft unveiled a new version of its Office suite tailored for tablets and other touch screen devices, in the company's largest-ever overhaul of the workplace software it relies on for much of its profit.
His rants under control and his life seemingly on the mend, "Anger Management" actor Charlie Sheen has pledged $1 million to the USO, a US military support organisation, and the donation could go higher if his new TV show becomes a hit.
Singer-songwriter Paul Simon has celebrated the 25th anniversary of his classic album "Graceland" with an African musical extravaganza in London, any lingering memories of the controversy over its creation in apartheid-era South Africa swept away.