Edward Snowden's request for a renewal of his asylum comes during one of the darkest periods in U.S.-Russia relations.
Two ships tasked with mapping the Indian Ocean are making progress ahead of the September mission, Australian officials said Thursday.
Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire starting Friday morning, but Gaza will experience heavy fire first.
Beijing's swift rescue of falling housing prices indicates an addiction to real estate that, ultimately, may threaten long-term economic health.
The USDA approved an overhaul of the nation's poultry inspection system. Food safety advocates say the changes undermine public protection.
The Gaza Strip has two neighbors: Israel and Egypt. The latter has a strong interest in keeping things under control next door.
The Ebola virus is now affecting international soccer with the health ministry's decision to deny the team's entry to the island country.