IMF cyber attack to steal insider info

2011-06-12 22:25:08

A major cyber attack on the IMF aimed to steal sensitive insider information, a cyber security expert said on Sunday.

Lagarde says Egypt positive on her bid to head IMF

2011-06-12 21:43:21

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde said on Sunday she had received "very affirmative" support from the Egyptian government for her bid to become the next head of the International Monetary Fund.

S Africa launches Africa's biggest free trade bloc

2011-06-12 20:40:30

South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday launched Africa's biggest free trade bloc aimed at enhancing cooperation between 26 nations to boost economies in the world's poorest and underdeveloped continent.

Snapshots: The world in 24 hours, June 11, 2011

2011-06-12 15:14:59

the world in 24 hours, June 11, 2011

Volcanic ash disrupts NZ airline flights

2011-06-12 10:45:02

Some airline flights to and from New Zealand have been canceled as volcanic ash from Chile's erupting Cordon Caulle volcano spreads.

Chavez recovering, in good shape after surgery

2011-06-12 09:53:32

A Venezuelan vice president says President Hugo Chavez is recovering well a day after undergoing surgery in Cuba for a pelvic abscess.

Mastermind of '98 US embassies bombings killed

2011-06-12 07:16:59

The al-Qaida mastermind behind the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania was killed this week at a security checkpoint in Somalia.

Yemen says military kills 21 al-Qaida members

2011-06-11 21:17:03

Yemen's Defence Ministry said the military had killed 21 al-Qaida "terrorists" on Saturday in the southern Abyan province, whose capital, Zinjibar was seized by Islamist militants last month.

$12m ransom paid, Kuwaiti oil tanker's released

2011-06-11 19:39:55

Somali pirates say they freed a UAE-flagged, Kuwaiti-owned oil tanker after a $12-million ransom was paid.

Mexicans protest against drug war

2011-06-11 15:09:58

Mexican poet Javier Sicilia attends a news conference at the Autonomous University in Ciudad Juarez June 10, 2011.

Diplomats, businessmen flee Libya

2011-06-11 13:35:11

More and more foreign diplomats and businessmen are fleeing Libya to neighboring Tunisia amid intensified NATO bombardment to expedite defiant leader Muammar Gadhafi's demise.

New evidence of $40K cash gifts in FIFA scandal

2011-06-11 07:55:40

A Caribbean football official acknowledged on Friday getting $40,000 in cash at a meeting which is being investigated in a FIFA bribery scandal.