The United States' envoy on North Korea, Stephen Bosworth, met with Chinese officials in Beijing today to discuss ways of easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
The upper chamber of Kazakhstan's parliament has unanimously backed a plan to hold a referendum that would extend the term in office of President Nursultan Nazarbaev by another 10 years, sending it to the president for a signature.
Three ships with more than 400 crew aboard have been trapped in the Sea of Okhotsk for six days.
The prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, has responded to EU critics who say the country's new media law is too repressive and a betrayal of democratic values.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has rejected the idea of a national referendum on extending his term in office until 2020.
A new report in the "British Medical Journal" says a study that concluded that there was a link between childhood vaccines and autism was an "elaborate fraud."
Reports say passengers aboard a Turkish Airlines flight were able to overpower and subdue a man who claimed to have a bomb and tried to force his way into the cockpit of the aircraft.
John Boehner has been elected speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, formalizing the Republican takeover of the 435-member chamber from President Barack Obama's Democrats.
A U.S. presidential panel has concluded that energy firm BP and its partners made a series of "systemic" cost-cutting decisions that led to the oil spill that polluted the Gulf Of Mexico coast last summer.
The outgoing U.S. ambassador to Kazakhstan has criticized plans for a referendum to extend the term in office of President Nursultan Nazarbaev.
At least 10 of the participants were detained during the January 5 confrontations, including Sergei Udaltsov, leader of the Left Front, and Mikhail Shneyder of the Solidarity movement.
Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, known for his anti-U.S. stance and well-armed militia, has reportedly returned to Iraq for the first time in some three years.