Greek PM makes rival finance chief

2011-06-18 07:34:57

The move was aimed at securing party backing for crucial tax rises, spending cuts and sell-offs of public assets.

Open-air opera returns to England

2011-06-18 07:34:57

WORMSLEY, England - They sit on the grass in their posh frocks and dinner jackets, eating picnics between the two acts of Rossini's Il turco in Italia. It's summer in England, and the open-air opera has returned.

UN to delink al-Qaida and Taliban sanctions

2011-06-18 07:34:57

That is an attempt to more effectively fight terrorism and support the Afghan government's reconciliation efforts.

UN council recommends 2nd term for Ban Ki-moon

2011-06-18 07:27:55

The UN Security Council "adopted by acclamation" a resolution to nominate Ban Ki-moon for a second five-year term.

Russia buys 2 warships from France

2011-06-17 23:21:21

Russia signed a contract Friday worth more than $1 billion to buy two French warships.

Explosion in central Israel kills three

2011-06-17 09:36:57

At least three people were killed late Thursday night by an explosion in the central Israeli city of Netanya, local source told Xinhua.

Libyan rebels dismiss election

2011-06-17 09:36:46

Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi agreed to hold internationally-supervised elections, his son said, which was dismissed by rebels Thursday.

Mubarak-linked businessman detained

2011-06-17 09:35:58

Fugitive businessman Hussein Salem, an accomplice in the corruption case of former Egyptian President, was arrested.

Al-Zawahri succeeds bin Laden as al-Qaida leader

2011-06-17 06:55:33

Osama bin Laden's longtime second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahri, has taken control of al-Qaida, the group declared Thursday, marking the ascendancy of a man driven by hatred of the United States who helped plan the 9/11 attacks.

Chilean students throng streets, gov't seen suffering

2011-06-17 03:52:12

Defying police water canon and tear gas, tens of thousands of students marched in Chile's capital and main cities on Thursday, the latest in a series of protests seen obstructing the government's legislative agenda.

Gadhafi would agree to supervised election

2011-06-16 17:02:38

Muammar Gaddafi would agree to internationally-supervised elections on condition there is no vote-rigging, the Libyan leader's eldest son told an Italian newspaper in an interview published on Thursday.

Zawahri appointed al Qaeda leader

2011-06-16 15:37:58

Osama bin Laden's long-time lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahri, is now the leader of al Qaeda, Al Arabiya television reported on Thursday.