Russian news agencies say the Defense Ministry is claiming to have sunk a Georgian missile boat that was trying to attack Russian navy ships in the Black Sea. "Georgian missile patrol boats today made two attempts to attack Russian military ship
A senior U.S. military official says the Americans have begun flying Georgian troops home from Iraq after they requested help with transportation. Georgia has called its 2,000 troops home from Iraq to help in the fighting against Russia
The fighting, which devastated the capital of Tskhinvali, threatened to ignite a wider war between Georgia and Russia, and escalate tensions between Moscow and Washington. Georgia said it was forced to launch the assault because of rebel attacks; the
Eyes were on Pakistan's generals on Friday for any gesture of support for President Pervez Musharraf the day after a four-month-old civilian coalition declared plans to impeach the former army chief.
Russian jets bombed the Vaziani military airbase outside the Georgian capital Tbilisi, a senior Georgian security official told Reuters. "No one was wounded but some buildings have been destroyed," he said. "They have declared war agai
Pakistan's ruling coalition parties will begin impeachment proceedings against President Pervez Musharraf. Party leaders Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif made the announcement. They would need a two-thirds majority to impeach.
As tens of thousands of foreign journalists arrive to test China’s pledges to respect media freedom during the Olympic Games, they offered apologies for the beatings that police gave Japanese journalists who were covering a deadly assault by Muslim s
Rwanda formally accused senior French officials of involvement in its 1994 genocide and called for them to be put on trial. Among those named in a report by a Rwandan investigation commission were former French Prime Minister and the late President
Two men drove a truck into a group of jogging policemen before attacking them with explosives and knives killing 16 policemen, according to the Xinhua news agency.
Parents are to receive official letters telling them if their child has a weight problem under a Government crackdown on obesity, it has been announced. [well, as long as it's for the children....]
The mass access to the Internet, which helped ex-CEO Lee Myung-bak to his resounding presidential election victory, went on to become the instrument helping shatter that popularity in just five months in office. Now he is doing something about it.
The UK has been ranked as one of the worst places to live in Europe. Soaring crime rates have contributed to the feeling that Britains are being held prisoner in their own homes.
NAPLES, Italy — Italian soldiers will start patrolling streets on Monday as part of a controversial plan to fight crime — with many of the 3,000 soldiers descending on Milan, Rome and Naples, the cities that tend to have the most trouble with it, off
(CNN) -- Metropolitan areas of India were on high alert Sunday after a wave of synchronized bombs that hit the western Indian city of Ahmedabad killed at least 49 people and wounded more than 114, police reported.
Each building, in its own way, embodies an intense struggle over the meaning of public space in the new China. And although at times terrifying in their aggressive scale, they also reflect the country’s effort to give shape to an emerging national id
Angry investors stormed out of the Karachi Stock Exchange on Thursday, hurling stones and planters at the building in protest over slumping share prices.
When Gary Crutchley started taking pictures of his children playing on an inflatable slide he thought they would be happy reminders of a family day out. But the innocent snaps of seven-year-old Cory, and Miles, five, led to him being called a ‘perver
What came first: The nuclear accident or the earthquake? A high-level Chinese military source secretly disclosed last week that the recent earthquake in Sichuan Province caused a chain-reaction of explosions in the Sichuan mountain areas. The explo
Document released by Wikileaks reveal that a US defense contractor based in Florida may have sold millions of dollars worth of telephone tapping and other surveillance equipment to the Venezuelan government of Hugo Chavez.
A Russian man who offered to raise children from the dead and heal the sick was sentenced to 11 years "hard labor". He ran into big trouble when he tried bilking mothers from the Beslan Siege..
Remember the Population Bomb? The best-selling book predicted exploding populations and starvation. 40 years later, the opposite is true: a baby bust. It's occurring in industrialized nations worldwide--except the USA. Europe's on life-suppor
It's hungry work.
Argentina’s lower house of Congress prepared to vote Friday on a tax on agricultural exports which is the latest event in a bitter battle between farmers and the government of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
Colombian spies tricked leftist rebels into handing over kidnapped presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and three U.S. military contractors Wednesday in a daring helicopter rescue so successful that not a single shot was fired.
Dutch politician/producer, Geert Wilders' celebration was a short one. Yesterday, Dutch prosecutors decided that his film "Fitna" was free speech. Today, Jordan reacted by charging Wilders with blasphemy and contempt for Muslims.
A small village in south eastern France has legally revived usage of the Franc and gives the townspeople an education in the value of the Franc as opposed to the Euro when buying products and services.
Lebanon has 17 different religious sects and at least a dozen armed groups that exert some degree of military control over various parts of the country and the capital.
The family of Raid Asaad Raid Ghanan, an Israeli guard who was shot in the head during the farewell ceremony for French President Nicolas Sarkozy at Tel Aviv airport, refuted claims today that he committed suicide.
Elisabeth Fritzl, daughter of Josef Fritzl, can testify via videotape in the case that has worldwide attention.Follow up to the bizarre story of the Austrian father who kept his daughter as a sex slave, locked in a basement dungeon for 24 years--and