The former president of the Germany Football Federation, Theo Zwanziger, has asked the world governing body FIFA to change its regulations and make the controversial Michael Garcia report on World Cup bidding public.
SWIETOSZOW, Poland -- Some 2,200 Polish and British troops are taking part in joint tactical training this month that is part of NATO's reaction to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
Dutch authorities say a new case of bird flu has been confirmed at a chicken farm in the town of Kamperveen, the third infection detected in the country this week.
Ashgabat - The CIS Council of Prime Ministers has approved a nuclear and radiation security concept in the field of the peaceful use of atomic energy, a source in the CIS Executive Committee told reporters on Friday, Nov. 21.
SINGAPORE - A shallow 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck at sea 96 miles northwest of Ternate in the Indonesian Moluccas on Friday, Nov. 21, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
A 100-year-old watercolor of Munich's city hall is expected to fetch at least 50,000 euros ($60,000) at auction this weekend, not so much for its artistic value as for the signature in the bottom left corner: A. Hitler.
Bangkok - Screenings of the latest Hunger Games film have been cancelled in the Thai capital after opponents of the country's military rule adopted a three-finger salute from the movie as a sign of defiance.
NEW YORK - A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly versatile, six-decade career that on stage or screen, reliably coursed with sparkling intelligence.
In the birch woods that ring the eastern Estonian city of Tartu, 50km from the Russian border, Nato is preparing for cyber war.
Germany's private sector has grown at the slowest rate in 16 months in November as manufacturing stagnates and services lose momentum, a survey showed on Nov. 20, signalling a weak fourth quarter for Europe's largest economy.
The toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,420 deaths out of 15,145 cases in eight countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Nov. 19, with transmission of the deadly virus still "intense and widespread" in Sierra Leone.
Google has become the first company to rent to the world's largest and most expensive digital billboard in Times Square, New York.
Tbilisi- The body of Kakha Bendukidze, former economics minister of Georgia, who died in a London hotel last week, will be taken to Tbilisi by a direct flight on Nov. 20, Vakhtang Lejava, one of the founders of the Free University founded by Bendukidze, told reporters on Wednesday, Nov. 19.
LONDON -- If Saudi Oil Minister Ali al Naimi wants to stop conspiracy theories spreading before a crucial OPEC meeting next week, it's too late.
BERLIN -- German fashion house Hugo Boss expects sales growth to accelerate and margins to improve in the coming years as it upgrades its core brand and pushes ahead with moves to sell more womenswear and expand its own retail network.
President Barack Obama said on Nov. 18 that some progress is being made to tamp down the Ebola outbreak in West Africa but much more needs to be done.
East European governments must encourage companies to develop new products and manufacturing methods to reinvigorate sputtering growth, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said.
In a world where politics often seem locked down by political scientists and campaign consultants, it is nice to be surprised once in a while. Opinion polls leading up to Romania's presidential elections on Nov. 16 all predicted a clear victory for Victor Ponta, the Socialist prime minister, whose massive billboards and broadcast-media appearances had dominated the campaign. The polls were wrong. Romanians voted solidly for Klaus Iohannis, the no-nonsense mayor of Sibiu, a town in Transylvania.