China's imports shrank in August in a new sign its economic downturn might be worsening while export growth was weak due to poor global demand.
A government official says Pakistani security forces have pushed Taliban militants who came from Afghanistan back across the border after more than two weeks of fighting in the country's northwest.
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church says the church and its values are under attack by those who fear its post-Soviet revival.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on September 9 that a nuclear-armed Iran was "not an option."
Russian President Vladimir Putin has mocked the protesters who have demonstrated against his return to the presidency in recent months by comparing them to the young cranes that he helped learn to migrate last week.
An Iraqi court has sentenced fugitive Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi to death by hanging in absentia for running death squads.
The Taliban has denounced moves by the United States to blacklist the Pakistan-based Haqqani network as a terrorist organization, saying it would have no impact on militant operations.
The leaders of the 21 member states of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group have concluded their two-day summit in the Far Eastern Russian city of Vladivostok.
More than 60 people have been killed and scores injured in at least 10 separate insurgent attacks across Iraq on September 9.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned a European Commission probe into Russian state-controlled energy giant Gazprom, saying it was "unconstructive."
Israeli President Shimon Peres has thanked Canada for suspending diplomatic relations with Iran.
Serbia's former President Boris Tadic says he will seek reelection as the leader of his Democratic Party despite losing the presidential election in May.