December 9, 2011 In an unusual move, the government said the opposition could hold a 30,000-person protest in Moscow.
November 11, 2011 Russians have had no luck contacting a spacecraft that was bound for Mars. If no progress is made, it's expected to crash into Earth's atmosphere.
July 11, 2011 Rescuers are searching the Volga River about 450 miles east of Moscow. More than 100 people are missing.
June 21, 2011 Greeks are watching anxiously to see if their government survives. Meanwhile, a ratings agency has warned again of the danger of default.
May 27, 2011 "Col. Gaddafi has deprived himself of legitimacy with his actions, we should help him leave," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says. Russia has offered to mediate.
January 26, 2011 Egyptian authorities vow to bring an end to protests.
November 18, 2010 Obama lobbied for the START treaty with Democratic and GOP administratiojn foreign policy and national security big names at his side. He said the treaty wasn't about politics with past pacts receiving bipartisan support.
October 28, 2010 Residents of the Arctic Circle region of Komi are mounting patrols to protect people and livestock from brown bears. The hot summer killed the bears' normal food sources — and the animals are encroaching on towns and graveyards.
September 27, 2010 Georgia has changed its second official language to English from Russian. The move is part of an official effort to push the country closer to the West, and away from Russia.
August 5, 2010 Russian officials banned wheat exports as a lengthy drought and the need to feed its own people. The ban drove the price of wheat futures up to a two-year high, raising fears that higher food prices could follow.