German authorities have blocked plans to excavate a 3.5 tonne granite head of Vladimir Lenin for display in a new Berlin museum due to logistical and cost concerns, the organizers of the exhibition and local media said.
DUBLIN - Former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds, who played a key role in advancing talks towards brokering peace in Northern Ireland, died on Aug. 21. He was 81.
Up to 30,000 people could have used experimental treatments or vaccines so far in the world's worst outbreak of Ebola currently plaguing West Africa, British scientists said on Aug. 20.
Iraqi militants have threatened to respond to US airstrikes by attacking American targets, posting a video in which they warn: "We will drown all of you in blood".
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon lifted the curfew for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday and began deploying National Guard troops to help quell days of rioting and looting spurred by the fatal shooting of a black unarmed teenager by a white policeman.
Here's what people will be talking on Aug. 19.
BERLIN - A historic library in Germany that was ravaged by fire in 2004 has restored 118,000 books including a 471-year-old copy of astronomer Copernicus' work in which he argued the sun, not the earth, was the centre of the universe.
GENEVA - The U.N. health agency on Aug. 18 urged Ebola-affected countries to start screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon early Monday ordered the National Guard deployed to Ferguson, where another night of violence saw police pelted with bottles and Molotov cocktails and looters rampaging through local businesses.
The executive order directs the resources of the National Guard “to help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson.”
London and New York top Forbes' global list of most influential cities British capital ranked number one despite 'imperial decline' of 'second-rate power'.
Britain is a "second-rate power" which has been in decline for a century – yet London remains the most influential city in the world.
Those are the startling findings of a list of the globe's most "necessary" cities, compiled by the business magazine Forbes.
ST. CLOUD – The war, at least parts of it, has come home now.
Tons of surplus military equipment, some last used in Iraq and Afghanistan, are being given to local cops and sheriffs by the Department of Defense.
Pine County has a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP), built to protect troops from explosions. The Rochester Police Department has an armored truck. The town of Royalton (population 1,242) has a grenade launcher.
ISLAMABAD—Tens of thousands of protesters thronged the streets of Pakistan's capital on Aug. 16, defying pouring rain to answer the call of a fiery cleric and a cricket star-turned-politician who are both demanding the government step down immediately.
BERLIN — German security agents recorded a conversation involving Hillary Clinton while she was U.S. Secretary of State, media reported on Friday, a potential embarrassment for Berlin which has lambasted Washington for its widespread surveillance.
WARSAW, Poland - Poland is putting on its biggest military parade in years to mark its Armed Forces Day, with the president saying violence in Ukraine shows that conflict is still a "brutal reality" in Eastern Europe.
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1. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has agreed to step down from his post on Aug. 14, making way for potential successor Haider al-Abadi. The resignation marks the end of Maliki's eight-year rule.
BOSTON - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said on Aug. 14 they likely won't be ready for a planned Nov. 3 trial date.
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia on Aug. 14 declared a national day of mourning on August 22, when 16 bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, downed over eastern Ukraine last month, are set to arrive from the Netherlands.
TBILISI, Georgia - When the United States pulled together international coalitions to support its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, few allies volunteered as quickly and enthusiastically as this small former Soviet state.
The Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, 49, has died in a plane crash, party members and local officials say.
Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani wins the Fields Medal, considered the Nobel of math, and breaks into a male-dominated academic elite. All 52 previous winners of the award were men.