Farewell Oprah, the talkshow queen

2011-05-26 11:08:21

There were no free cars or vacations. No favorite things or makeovers. No celebrity guests on stage, though there were plenty in the audience.

US Army private admits murdering Taliban detainee

2011-05-26 10:57:10

A US Army private deemed mentally ill by psychiatrists was sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to murdering a Taliban commander who was shackled inside a jail cell in Afghanistan last October.

Hedge fund star calls for Microsoft CEO to go

2011-05-26 10:13:21

Influential hedge fund manager David Einhorn has called for Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer to step down, saying the world's largest software company's long-time leader is stuck in the past.

Hezbollah chief blasts Obama

2011-05-26 10:01:44

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah lashed out at U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday, urging the Arab League to withdraw its 2002 peace initiative with Israel.

G8 agenda: Nuke safety, Arab and Africa

2011-05-26 09:57:46

Under the theme of "New World, New Ideas", this year's G8 summit will open on Thursday in the French resort of Deauville, with the situation in Africa and the Arab world joining nuclear safety and the future of the internet on the agenda.

Obama reaffirms special ties with Britain

2011-05-26 09:43:40

Barack Obama ended his first state visit to Britain Wednesday, during which the president once again stressed the "special and essential" ties between the two allies.

Venezuelans protest against US sanctions

2011-05-26 09:09:13

Venezuelans gathered in oil facilities to protest against the US economic sanctions against state-run oil company Petroleos de Venezuela.

Security tight ahead of G8 summit

2011-05-26 07:39:03

Security was tightened around the elegant French seaside resort of Deauville.

10 died when small plane crashes into residence

2011-05-26 07:22:12

Ten people, including all seven on board and three on the ground, died when a small chartered civil aircraft crashed into a residential area in Delhi's suburban town of Faridabad on Wednesday night, said local police on Thursday.

France's Lagarde eyes IMF leadership

2011-05-26 07:07:30

The French finance minister announced her candidacy for the presidency of the IMF.
Ex-IMF chief moved to townhouse in New York

Britain, US to strengthen collaboration

2011-05-26 07:00:15

British Prime and US President announced six areas where Britain and the US will strengthen their cooperation in the coming months.

Killings of journalists go unsolved in Honduras

2011-05-25 22:46:27

The second attack on a Honduran journalist is less than week comes with the usual measure of doubt over whether it was a personal attack, robbery or a way to silence a public critic in one of the worst countries for press freedom in the hemisphere.