Pakistan has test-fired a surface-to-surface ballistic missile that can carry a nuclear warhead and has a range of some 2,750 kilometers.
A fight broke out among deputies belonging to Ukraine's ruling coalition after a lawmaker tried to remove Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk from the podium as he spoke to parliament.
A suicide bombing in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar Province has killed five people.
Russian investigators have charged former oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky with organizing two murders and with four cases of attempted murder.
Two wanted extremists suspected in the killing of a police officer have been shot dead by security troops in the Kyrgyz capital.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says talks on an international accord to combat climate change will be extended one day to help overcome some disputes.
Accused U.S. Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl says he walked off his base in Afghanistan to cause a crisis that would catch the attention of the military's leadership.
Russian officials said they will stay in the International Monetary Fund despite the fund's 'political' motives for changing its rules this week so Ukraine could more easily skip payments on its debt to Russia.
The U.S. military says it shot down a missile off the coast of Hawaii in a test of a missile defense system designed to protect NATO forces in Europe from attack.
Ukraine's police chief invited the Netherlands to help find a trove of Dutch 17th century paintings that was stolen from a Dutch museum.
Tensions between Moscow and Washington broke into the open December 10 in a testy exchange between the U.S. State Department's spokesman and a Russian reporter.
The Washington headquarters of a leading Muslim organization in the United States has been evacuated after the discovery of a "suspicious" substance in the mail.