- Boat With Illegal Migrants Sinks Off Indonesia, 300 Missing
December 17 2011 6:58 PM
A boat carrying illegal immigrants heading for Australia sank off the coast of East Java in Indonesia and over 300 people were missing with many feared dead, a senior emergency official said.
- Medvedev Orders Russia Poll Inquiry, Gets Insults
December 11 2011 10:41 PM
President Dmitry Medvedev ordered an investigation on Sunday into allegations of fraud in Russia's parliamentary election, one day after tens of thousands of protesters demanded it be annulled and re-run.
- Stocks Gain, Euro Calm on EU Progress
December 11 2011 9:26 PM
(Reuters) - Asian stocks gained and the euro steadied on Monday after Europe took a step towards fiscal union, but caution may return as EU leaders failed to stem anxiety over whether their fragile safety net is sufficient to stop the debt crisis from spreading.
- Gingrich Fights Off Rivals in Iowa Debate
December 11 2011 8:00 PM
Surging front-runner Newt Gingrich fought off heavy attacks in a presidential debate in Iowa on Saturday from Republican rivals who portrayed him as a Washington insider and questioned his judgment.
- McConnell Expects Bipartisan Deal on Tax Cut
December 11 2011 6:59 PM
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell predicted on Sunday that Congress will renew a popular payroll tax cut, but it remained unclear how lawmakers will resolve deep differences before the Dec. 31 deadline.
- New U.N. Climate Deal Struck, Critics Say Gains Modest
December 11 2011 3:39 PM
Countries from around the globe agreed on Sunday to forge a new deal forcing all the biggest polluters, for the first time, to limit greenhouse gas emissions, but critics said the plan was too timid to slow global warming.
- Gingrich Takes Fire from Rivals in Republican Debate
December 10 2011 10:56 PM
Surging front-runner Newt Gingrich came under heavy fire in a presidential debate in Iowa on Saturday from Republican rivals who portrayed him as a Washington insider who profited from his contacts at taxpayer expense.
- Strong Magnitude-6.7 Earthquake Rattles Mexico City Saturday
December 10 2011 10:00 PM
A powerful magnitude-6.7 earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, knocking out lights in parts of the capital and sending people rushing into the streets.
- USGS says 6.7 magnitude quake hit southwest Mexico
December 10 2011 9:17 PM
A powerful 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Guerrero state in southwest Mexico at 19:47 local time on Saturday (0147 GMT Sunday), the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
- Gingrich Calls Palestinians an 'Invented' People
December 10 2011 6:57 PM
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich thrust himself into controversy on Friday by declaring that the Palestinians are an invented people who want to destroy Israel.
- Ohio Democrats Hope 2012 Ballot Measure Will Help Obama
December 10 2011 5:34 PM
A referendum issue that Ohio Democrats hope could help President Barack Obama's chances of winning the battleground state will appear on the November 2012 ballot.
- Obama Hits Republicans, Wall Street in Populist Speech
December 10 2011 4:08 PM
President Barack Obama blasted his Republican foes and Wall Street on Tuesday as he portrayed himself as a champion of the middle class and laid out in the starkest terms yet the populist themes of his 2012 re-election bid.
- Will New Newt Gingrich Have Staying Power?
December 04 2011 10:38 PM
The recent rise of Gingrich in the polls for the former speaker of the House of Representatives is drawing increased attention to the fact that his own views -- on issues including healthcare, the environment and medical marijuana -- haven't always been in line with those of most conservative Republicans. The inconsistencies have raised questions about Gingrich's true beliefs, as well as his staying power as the conservative of the moment in the Republican campaign. They also have given h...
- U.S. Official Says No Sign Iran Shot Down Drone
December 04 2011 6:37 PM
Iranian media reported on Sunday that their country's military had shot down a U.S. reconnaissance drone in eastern Iran, but a U.S. official said there was no indication the aircraft had been shot down.
- Russian Voters Deal Putin an Election Blow
December 04 2011 4:02 PM
Vladimir Putin's ruling party suffered a serious blow in a parliamentary election on Sunday, exit polls showed, as voters signalled growing unease with his domination of Russian politics before a planned return to the presidency next year.
- Republicans Show Rare Discord Over Tax Policy
December 04 2011 1:48 PM
The Republican brand, built on a rock-solid no new tax pledge to voters, is showing a few cracks as internal party divisions erupt in the face of rapidly escalating U.S. government debt.
- Iran Military Shoots Down U.S. Drone: State TV
December 04 2011 11:46 AM
Iran's military has downed an intruding RQ-170 American drone in eastern Iran, Iran's Arabic-language Al Alam state television network quoted an unnamed source as saying.
- Newt Gingrich Surges in New Iowa Presidential Poll
December 03 2011 9:58 PM
Gingrich, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, has support from 25 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers, up from just 7 percent in late October, the poll conducted for The Des Moines Register newspaper found.
- For Iraqis, Violence Still Part of Life Too Much of the Time
December 03 2011 8:37 PM
Iraqis are wary on how their country will fare once the Americans leave. The Americans are seen as an occupying force by many, but welcomed by others who believe they act as a buffer amid the country's still-volatile sectarian mix.
- Cain Train Went from Silver Bullet to Train Wreck
December 03 2011 7:33 PM
Former pizza magnate Herman Cain's bid for the White House was an unconventional long shot from the start, but behind the colorful Cain Train a dysfunctional team has always been on the verge of running off the tracks.