London is in danger of exceeding its 9.3 billion pound ($NZ18.6b) budget for the 2012 Olympics unless rigorous action is taken to curb costs, Britain's spending watchdog says.
Trade in illegally poached and harvested wildlife and wild plants could be curbed, possibly saving endangered species such as the New Zealand kakapo, by a proposed Trans-Pacific trade deal, a top US trade official says.
Clint Dempsey pounced for an 85th-minute winner as Fulham beat Liverpool 1-0 in a dramatic Premier League match at Craven Cottage after a rare mistake from keeper Pepe Reina.
Tiger Woods has ended a frustrating victory drought of just over two years when he clinched the Chevron World Challenge which he hosts by one shot, holing a six-foot birdie putt at the last.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has criticised comments made by "Top Gear" television show presenter Jeremy Clarkson after he said the country's striking public sector workers should be "shot in front of their families."
The leaders of France and Germany have agreed a master plan for imposing budget discipline across the euro zone, saying the EU's basic treaty will need to be changed in the search for a sweeping solution to its debt crisis.
Police cracked down on anti-Wall Street protesters in the United States over the weekend, arresting a total of 50 demonstrators in Portland, Oregon and Washington DC.
German bomb disposal experts have successfully defused a 1.8-tonne unexploded World War 2 bomb in the river Rhine, after thousands of residents were evacuated from homes, hospitals and even a prison.
One of the worst election results of his 12-year rule has exposed Vladimir Putin's Achilles heel: his vulnerability to a mood change among the Russian people.
Bangladesh and Myanmar will sign agreements on economic cooperation and investment protection during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to the country, officials said, as part of efforts to double trade to $200 million in two years.
The threat of cyberattacks on the US power grid should be dealt with by a single federal agency, not the welter of groups now charged with the electric system's security, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say.
Australia winger Digby Ioane has signed up for three more years with the Wallabies and Super Rugby champion Queensland Reds.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has declared a state of emergency to quell protests against Newmont Mining's $US4.8 billion Conga mine project that have hobbled the region of Cajamarca for 11 days.
Mount Gamalama erupted to spew lava and ash on Ternate in eastern Indonesia, prompting thousands of residents to flee the volcano on one of the former Spice Islands.
Former FIFA President Joao Havelange has resigned from the International Olympic Committee days before an ethics hearing into his conduct, the BBC reported.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will make one further attempt to avert extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over alleged sex crimes, when he asks British judges on Monday to refer his case to Britain's highest court.
James Pattinson's five-wicket haul in a commanding victory in the series-opening match against New Zealand on the weekend has erased any need for a rushed recall for 18-year-old Australian paceman Pat Cummins for the second test starting Friday in Hobart.
Police fired warning shots during crowd violence outside the Nieuw Galgenwaard stadium in Utrecht after the Dutch league match between Utrecht and Twente Enschede.
Rafael Nadal ended a relatively barren year on a thrilling high when he battled back from a set down to beat Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro and secure Spain's fifth Davis Cup tennis triumph on Sunday.