A wave of arson attacks in Paris' restive suburbs punctured what authorities said Friday was otherwise a first relative night of calm after a week of clashes between angry youths and riot police. Nice spin, read it.
Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing reiterated Beijing's opposition to the "discriminatory" ban on China and urged the European Union (EU) to immediately lift it.
Iran's government announced that 40 ambassadors and senior diplomats, including supporters of warmer ties with the West, will be fired, continuing a purge of reformers as the regime takes an increasingly tough stance at home and abroad.
North Korea's abduction of Japanese citizens decades ago took center stage at the opening of talks in Beijing on Thursday between the former bitter enemies. North Korea has admitted abducting 13 people in the 1970s and 1980s to help train North K
The violence reflects tensions in French ghettos marked by youth unemployment of more than 20 percent
French President Jacques Chirac, intervening after six nights of rioting in suburban Paris, called Wednesday for calm and said authorities will use a firm hand to curtail what may become a "dangerous situation."
The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said the investigation into Iran's nuclear program was making progress and asked for patience from the international community before taking action.
"We have seen the slow seepage of his authority turn into a hemorrhage," Michael Howard, outgoing leader of the opposition Conservatives, told parliament. "For how long will this country have to put up with this lame duck prime ministe
Iran is unfazed by the threat of war or sanctions over its disputed nuclear programme and mounting international pressure has only hardened its resolve. "They must understand that such an attitude will only persuade us more to have nuclear techn
Britain has taken so long to extradite Farj Hassan Faraj from Italy that a three-year deadline has passed and he can no longer face trial in Milan for plotting bomb attacks in Europe.
The Australian government is committed to having tough new anti-terror laws in operation before Christmas. Full details of the bill are secret, with government leaders facing legal action if they divulge details of the draft they are now examining.
Iran will not return to a full freeze of its disputed nuclear fuel activities and Western demands for such confidence building measures are unacceptable, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said.
The group, which started in 2001 with limited goals of promoting cooperation in former Soviet Central Asia, has evolved rapidly toward a regional security bloc and could soon induct new members such as India, Pakistan, and Iran.
UN Security Council members discussed a tough-worded, US-French draft resolution threatening sanctions if Syria does not fully cooperate in a UN probe into the murder of former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri.
Russia, Syria's close ally since Cold War times, will do all it takes to block any attempt to slap economic sanctions against Damascus. "Russia will do everything necessary to stop attempts to introduce sanctions against Syria."
The European Union's highest court finally settled the fate of feta cheese decreeing it a traditional Greek product deserving protection. "The court upholds the name 'feta' as a protected designation of origin for Greece."
More than 200 Mormon missionaries have pulled out of Venezuela due to security concerns two weeks after President Hugo Chavez ordered a U.S. evangelist group expelled for spying.
USA orders Philippines to discard common law and adopt anti-terrorism laws. You didn't know your own government was behind killing off the rule of law worldwide, did you?
Local Muslims have denounced a climate of fear for believers and criticised state-backed Islamic officials as dozens of local men took up arms against the state.
Led by president-elect Lech Kaczynski, Polish conservatives' clean sweep of power has put markets on edge as he favours state intervention in the economy and social aid for the underprivileged.
Somalia's anarchy is overwhelming its new government even before it can establish itself. God forbid people work it out without governemnt as a ruling model.
Proposed legislation in Australia would make it a crime for one parent to tell the other that their 16 - 18 year old child had been detained under anti-terror laws, or face 5 year jail time.
"The fact that the United States are still making difficulties on the negotiating table is an attitude that lacks goodwill." You didn't think it was about free trade did you?
Taiwan's former president Lee Teng-hui has accused China of being a "slave state" that uses the false promise of its booming economy to dupe the free world into appeasing its tyranny. This truthful statement would have been a lot more
President Bush on Friday said the U.N. should deal quickly and seriously with a report implicating Syria in the assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister,
Supporting the insurgency in Iraq, Afghanistan or any country where Australian troops are deployed could carry a penalty of seven years' jail under the Prime Minister's new terrorism laws.
"The events in Nalchik demonstrated with new, shocking force the fragility of what the authorities ... have been calling 'peace'," Izvestia newspaper said in an editorial. "We have to admit: there is a war going on in the Cauca
The insurgent strategy of simultaneous attacks on facilities in Nalchik, a city of 235,000, was similar to a rebel siege last year in another Caucasus republic, Ingushetia, in what appears to be an attempt to target areas outside Chechnya and keep Mo
That toll remained at around 20,000 people, but a senior army official close to the rescue operations said government officials were estimating that between 35,000 and 40,000 died. The official asked not to be identified because he wasn't authori
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Rescuers searched frantically in the rubble of flattened towns and villages on Sunday for survivors of a devastating earthquake that killed more than 20,000 in northern Pakistan and India.