December 11, 2012 President Vladimir Putin's decision to sack his defense minister has created widespread speculation about his motives. The defense minister was embroiled in a scandal, but analysts say Putin's decision may point to a larger battle over the future of Russia's military.
December 10, 2012 The decision to add Jabhat al-Nusra to the list of foreign terrorist organizations is meant to marginalize extremists who are among the groups working to oust President Bashar Assad. A State Department spokeswoman said the group was an al-Qaida front.
December 10, 2012 The demonstrators have been holding the protests in response to the deaths of four students, and some are also calling for the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir.
December 10, 2012 The planet may also be racked by wars over food and water; and individuals, equipped with new lethal and disruptive technologies, will be capable of causing widespread harm. The scenarios are the work of the National Intelligence Council, comprising the 17 U.S. government intelligence agencies.
December 10, 2012 Honoring the European Union with the Peace Prize was controversial. Today, EU officials accepted the prize and made the case that their organization has helped countries on the continent rebuild after the devastation of World War II and set an example for other regions around the world.
December 10, 2012 Jacintha Saldanha transferred a call to another nurse. Two Australian DJs were pretending to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, and they were able to find out how the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was feeling. Saldanha's suspected suicide, though, has turned a prank into a tragedy.