Facing a charismatic new opponent, doubters in his party and a clock he set ticking on his own premiership, politicians and analysts say Tony Blair's departure date will dominate British politics next year.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been a thorn in Washington's side since taking office in 1999. He has threatened to interrupt vital oil shipments to the U.S. and claimed that President George W. Bush is planning an invasion to gain control
A victory by Bolivian Socialist Evo Morales would add to a growing leftward shift in South America. Other nations with left-leaning governments:
Venezuela has given the world's biggest oil company, ExxonMobil, until the end of this year to enter a joint venture with the state. Failure to do so will almost certainly result in Exxon losing its oil field concessions in the country.
Washington considers Morales an enemy in its anti-drug fight in Bolivia, the third biggest cocaine producer after Colombia and Peru. His critics fear a Morales government could jeopardize the country's flow of multi-million dollar economic aid
Prosecutors in Chechnya have opened a criminal investigation after finding "catastrophic" levels of radioactivity at a chemical factory in the republic. Investigators say the radiation - in one place reportedly 58,000 times the usual level
Australians were warned today to stay away from beaches in three cities this weekend with police saying they have credible evidence that racial violence was being planned.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday the Holocaust is a "myth" in another sharp attack on Israel's right to exist that drew immediate harsh criticism from both the Jewish state and from Germany and the European Commissio
Police learned of cell phone text messages urging people to retaliate for the attack on the lifeguards, fought back with batons and pepper spray. Young men of Arab descent struck back fighting with police for hours and smashing dozens of cars with st
The racial unrest that broke out in Sydney's beachside suburbs over the weekend has spread to two other large Australian cities, where people of Middle Eastern descent were assaulted by whites, police said Tuesday.
More than 450 policemen, four times the usual number, will patrol Sydney's streets on Tuesday to prevent a third night of racial violence by youth gangs who have attacked people, smashed cars and hurled rocks at police.
The Winter Olympic Games in Turin are at risk, Italy said yesterday, as protests by tens of thousands of people against the construction of an Alpine high-speed rail link turned violent.
Trade ministers gathered in Hong Kong to work on a deal to open markets and boost the global economy, with the European Union quickly under fire for its refusal to cut farm subsidies further.
Failure to strike a budget accord this week would deal a damaging new blow to the crisis-wracked European Union, still reeling from the rejection of its constitution earlier this year, analysts warn.
Angry crowds singled out and bashed people of Middle Eastern appearance at one of Australia's iconic beaches as racial tensions boiled over into mob violence. Police were powerless to quell the violence, resorting to batons and capsicum spray to
Utada Hikaru is a name not all Americans are familiar with, but we should be. She is one of the smartest music producers in the game, not to mention a terrific singer with one intelligent husband, Kaz Kiriya, directing her latest video.
Several Tibetan monks have been detained for opposition to a Chinese political campaign they were forced to participate in, sparking a rare mass protest, two advocacy groups said.
Most of Venezuela's main opposition parties are boycotting legislative elections on Sunday that could allow President Hugo Chavez to consolidate his self-proclaimed socialist revolution.
A corruption scandal forced a vote of no-confidence Monday and Prime Minister Paul Martin's government has fallen, triggering an election campaign during the Christmas holidays.
An explosion ripped through a state-owned colliery in northeast China, killing 134 miners and trapping 15 underground, just days after Chinese leaders called for vigilance to prevent major accidents.
The East Timorese president presented to parliament the long-awaited report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission but recommended that the 2,500-page document not be made public, implying that it would not be in the national interest to do so.
North Korea called a recent CNN program depicting a public execution in the communist state a "sheer fabrication" and dismissed it as a ratings ploy by the U.S.-based broadcaster.
Moves by the Russian state last week to retake control of the country's top carmaker, Avtovaz, suggest the Kremlin is aiming to reinforce its control of other sectors of the economy beyond energy.
"When a girl is raped by a man, since she is no longer a virgin, the best way to solve the problem is to get them married, especially if the man is not already married." Or kill the girl.
Russia moved to impose greater government control over foriegn charities and other nongovernmental organizations, including some of the world's most prominent, in the latest effort to stifle civil society and democracy. impose restrictions on the
Ted Koppel, who built ABC's "Nightline" into a TV news institution 25 years ago, starting with the U.S.-Iranian hostage crisis, will leave the show on Tuesday with a low-key broadcast devoted to one of his favorite subjects, a guy named
Iran's parliament voted to end co-operation with UN inspectors and press ahead with uranium enrichment if it is referred to the Security Council. Diplomats close to the negotiations said Iran would be given more time to consider a compromise that
Up to 20 foreigners are in custody in Britain awaiting deportation to countries that have a record of torturing or abusing detainees, Prime Minister Tony Blair said, but he defended his efforts to counter Islamic extremism.
Moroccon authorities said they were carrying out further inquiries into the case of 17 Islamists arrested on suspicion of links to Al-Qaeda amid claims that a major terrorist cell had been dismantled.
The final 90 U.S. troops flew out of an air base in Uzbekistan, the Pentagon said, ending 4 years at the facility after being evicted over our complains about their violent suppression of demonstrators.