The man accused of killing a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater gave little away in his first court appearance on Monday.
Beijing remains firm on its stance of settling the carbon tax dispute with the European Union through a multilateral approach.
Syrian Information Ministry charged that Western intelligence parties are planning to hack into Syrian TV frequencies in order to spread false news.
A fresh wave of attacks rattled war-ravaged Iraq on Sunday, killing nearly 30 people and injuring scores of others.
Australia's economy has recorded a 3.2 percent growth in the year to June 2012, said a report by Australia's leading private sector economic advisory.
Ehud Barak has ordered the army to prepare to intervene should Syria start to transfer missiles and chemical weapons to the Lebanese group Hezbollah.
Death toll in Sunday's triple bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad has risen to 15, an interior ministry source said.
News Corp's Rupert Murdoch has stepped down from a string of boards overseeing the Sun, Times and Sunday Times newspapers in Britain.
The DPRK has rejected speculation in the US and the ROK media about a recent reshuffling of the country's leadership, said the official KCNA news agency.
Ban Ki-Moon on Saturday said he is working with UN-Arab League joint special envoy Kofi Annan to push for a peaceful solution to Syria.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a protocol ratifying the country's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).