World stock markets tumbled this week amid fears about Europe's debt crisis, and the subject dominated the discussions at the fall meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund held this weekend.Europe's sovereign debt problems, including the growing possibility of a default by Greece,
U.S. military officials have for years talked of links between Pakistan's spy agency and militant groups attacking American forces across the border in Afghanistan.During a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, the top U.S.
Toronto's City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ban pet shops from selling dogs and cats unless the animals come from shelters or rescue groups.The move comes after authorities seized more than 500 dogs from a Quebec puppy mill in what could represent the largest case of animal cruelty in Queb
Palestinians say they still plan to seek recognition of their statehood from the U.N. Security Council this week, throwing more than a wrench into the diplomatic works for the Obama administration.President Obama has promised to veto the move in the Security Council. That puts the U.S.
As gloom mounts over Europe's debt crisis, some are looking to China to play a leading role in stabilizing the shaky world economy.But China made clear its reluctance to take on the role of the global economic savior as it hosted the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions.Polite
A Russian jet carrying a top ice hockey team crashed while taking off Wednesday in western Russia, killing at least 36 people and leaving one critically injured, officials said.The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said the Yak-42 plane crashed as it was trying to take off from Yaroslavl airport
U.S. officials say that a CIA drone strike Aug. 22 killed al-Qaida's freshly minted second-in-command. Atiyah al-Rahman was a Libyan who was a key Osama bin Laden associate for decades.Al-Rahman was killed in Waziristan, Pakistan, officials say, and they seem fairly confident they got their man.