Heavy snow and strong winds have hit the east coast of the United States.
Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao is confident that government measures will be able to curb soaring food and property prices.
South Korea's president has vowed his country will retaliate against North Korea if provoked again, saying he is not afraid of a war with the communist North.
Officials in Ukraine say they have opened a new criminal case against a former interior minister, arrested on December 26.
Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is likely to stay in jail until at least 2012, his wife said today, suggesting she expects him to be found guilty of more crimes.
"Moscow For All," a rally against ethnic violence, took place today in the Russian capital. Protesters condemned attacks on ethnic minorities and the recent ultranationalist riot in Moscow.
Power has been restored at Moscow's Domodedevo Airport, although a 12-hour electricity outage has backed up flights.
The World Food Program has closed down its aid distribution centers in northwest Pakistan after a suicide attack that left at least 43 people dead.
Eight American tourists have been killed and 21 injured in Egypt after their bus hit a truck, the Egyptian state news agency has reported.
Police have arrested 12 Somali men suspected of planning a terrorist attack in the Netherlands.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has congratulated his Belarusian counterpart, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, on winning a fourth presidential term.
Christmas Eve explosions on December 24 have left at least eight people dead in a volatile region of central Nigeria, officials say.