Manchester United moved level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League today after Alex Ferguson's side overcame Stoke 2-0 while former United player Darron Gibson's goal condemned City to a 1-0 defeat at Everton.
Millionaires would pay a minimum 30 percent effective tax rate under a law introduced today in the U.S. Senate with the backing of President Barack Obama and named after billionaire investor Warren Buffett.
Factory activity rose in China, the United States and Germany in January, and the three manufacturing superpowers drove gains in global output even as Europe struggles with fallout from its festering debt crisis.
The Premier League match between Everton and leaders Manchester City at Goodison Park was halted for around four minutes this morning when a male fan went on to the pitch and handcuffed himself to a goalpost.
Britain took the rare step of stripping former Royal Bank of Scotland chief Fred Goodwin of his knighthood, following intense criticism of his role in RBS' near-collapse during the 2008 credit crisis, and public anger towards wealthy bankers.
Simon Cowell gave his talent show "The X Factor" a major shake-up, showing the door to host Steve Jones, judge Nicole Scherzinger, and old friend Paula Abdul after a lacklustre first season on US television.
Syrian government forces have reasserted control of Damascus suburbs after beating back rebels at the capital's gates as diplomatic pressure mounts on President Bashar al-Assad at the United Nations.
Newspaper freedom could be curtailed if parliament were allowed to pass new laws to police the industry, the head of the Press Complaints Commission said on Tuesday, calling for an improved form of self regulation.
When the year began common logic suggested Novak Djokovic would struggle to emulate his extraordinary 2011 but after retaining his Australian Open title in astonishing fashion the question is can anyone stop him setting the bar even higher.
A fatigued Novak Djokovic stared down a ferocious challenge from Rafa Nadal to retain his Australian Open title early this morning in the longest grand slam final played.
Chancellor Angela Merkel cemented her political ascendancy in Europe today when 25 out of 27 EU states agreed to a German-inspired pact for stricter budget discipline, even as they struggled to rekindle growth from the ashes of austerity.
Street battles raged at the gates of the Syrian capital on Monday as President Bashar al-Assad's troops sought to consolidate their grip on suburbs that rebel fighters had taken only a few miles from the centre of government power.
US Republican Newt Gingrich scrambled to revive his fading hopes in Florida, lashing out at rival Mitt Romney as a liberal party insider the day before the state's crucial presidential primary.
Civil rights drama "The Help" got a leg up in the Oscar race when the movie won three awards from the Screen Actors Guild, including best cast in a surprise over silent movie romance "The Artist."
Arsenal scored three goals in a seven-minute burst after halftime against visitors Aston Villa, including two penalties from Robin van Persie, as they staged a dramatic comeback to win 3-2 and reach the FA Cup fifth round.
Premier league Sunderland have been held to a 1-1 draw by north-east rivals Middlesbrough in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Hundreds of Egyptian protesters demanding an immediate end to military rule have clashed with rivals in civilian clothes outside central Cairo's state media building, the same place where 25 people were killed in a demonstration in October.
Spinner Abdur Rehman took six wickets as Pakistan beat England by 72 runs in the second test on to clinch the three-match series, bowling out the tourists for 72 in their second innings after another abject batting display.
The Arab League has suspended its monitoring mission in Syria due to deteriorating conditions in the country, as state security forces battled rebels holding three suburbs just outside the capital Damascus.