One dead in Mexico after fuel theft causes spill
Fuel thieves pierced a pipeline in eastern Mexico on Tuesday, causing a spill that killed a man who fainted from the fumes and fell down a ravine, authorities said.
Nissan fends off union pressure in US state of Mississippi
Officials at Nissan's US auto plant in Canton, Mississippi refused to meet Tuesday with a French legislator seeking information on workers' efforts to organize a union.
Venezuela govt seeks to ban opposition over recall 'fraud'
The Venezuelan government on Tuesday asked electoral authorities to declare illegal the opposition coalition seeking to oust President Nicolas Maduro via a recall vote, accusing them of committing massive fraud.
UN wants more staff to return to W. Sahara mission
The UN Security Council said Tuesday that more UN staff must return to the peace mission in Western Sahara after Morocco allowed a first group of 25 staffers back at their posts.
Pesticides diminish bee sperm
Neonicotinoid pesticides, already blamed for short-circuiting honeybee brains, also diminish their sperm, possibly contributing to the pollinators' worrying global decline, researchers said Wednesday.
IMF says Egypt has seeking financial support
Egypt has asked the International Monetary Fund for financial support as it struggles to strengthen its economy, the IMF said Tuesday.
Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil
The mother-in-law of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has been kidnapped for ransom in her home city of Sao Paulo, Brazilian media reported Tuesday.
'Carpool Karaoke' to become Apple Music series
"Carpool Karaoke," the viral late-night television skit in which celebrities from Adele to Michelle Obama sing along in a moving car, is expanding to Apple Music.
Dollar falls against euro, yen, as policy makers meet
The US dollar dropped slightly against the euro and the yen on Tuesday, as policy makers in Washington and Tokyo prepared to release decisions on interest rates.
Apple talks services amid drop in iPhone sales, profit
With iPhone sales and profits sliding, Apple on Tuesday sought to highlight its growth in services as it seeks to reduce dependence on its main cash driver.
World Bank freezes funds for DR Congo dam project
The World Bank has frozen funding for a massive dam project in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the government altered plans for the project.
Longest serving US Air Force civilian to retire after 70 years
The longest serving civilian in US Air Force history, a World War II veteran who fought under General George Patton, will retire in September after 70 years, the military said Tuesday.
Brazil's Rousseff, Lula to boycott Olympic opening ceremony
Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor and left-wing ally Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will boycott the opening ceremony at the Rio Olympics, officials said Tuesday.
Twitter dives after update disappoints
Twitter shares took a fresh hit Tuesday after its quarter update showing more losses, and sluggish growth in revenues and the user base of the social media platform.
Capitol Hill food service workers get $1 mn in back pay
Nearly 700 workers who prepare and serve meals to US lawmakers in Washington are due to receive more than $1 million in back pay, the US Labor Department announced Tuesday.
Habla espanol? US teacher can't, but sues after not hired
A Florida teacher who speaks no Spanish is suing her employer for discrimination, after the school rejected her for a job that required teaching an hour of Spanish per day.
Dow slips on weak McDonald's earnings
The Dow finished in the red Tuesday, in part due to disappointing results from McDonald's, as investors awaited a policy announcement by the US Federal Reserve.
Beyonce, Adele lead MTV Video Music Award nods
Beyonce on Tuesday led nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards as she basked in acclaim for her film-album "Lemonade."
Sanders camp nudges Democratic platform to left
Bernie Sanders is urging his most passionate supporters to back Hillary Clinton in the battle for the White House, assuring them they have already helped shape "the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party."
Olympics: Doping whistleblower Stepanova to appeal Rio exclusion
Yuliya Stepanova, the Russian 800m runner who lifted the lid on systematic doping and corruption in Russian athletics, is making one last-gasp appeal of her ban from the Rio Olympics.
EU vows to help France fight IS 'barbarity'
The head of the European Commission on Tuesday pledged "Europe's solidarity and cooperation in the fight against barbarity", in a letter to French President Francois Hollande after a church attack claimed by the Islamic State group.
Chinese tech giant LeEco buys Vizio for $2 bn
Chinese tech giant LeEco led by billionaire Jia Yueting announced a deal Tuesday to buy US television manufacturer Vizio for $2 billion.
One French church attacker identified as Adel Kermiche, 19
French Prosecutor Francois Molins said Tuesday that one of two jihadists who attacked a church in a Normandy town, and slit a priest's throat, was 19-year-old Adel Kermiche.
UN fine-tunes C. Africa mission ahead of French pullout
The UN Security Council Tuesday voted to task peacekeepers in the Central African Republic with supporting the newly elected government just as France prepares to end its military mission in the country.
Olympics: Dumoulin set for Rio despite wrist fracture
Dutch time-trial gold medal favourite Tom Dumoulin was given the all-clear to go to the Rio Olympics on Tuesday, just four days after fracturing his wrist in a crash at the Tour de France.
Clinton makes history as Democratic presidential nominee
Hillary Clinton became the first woman in history to win the White House nomination of a major US political party Tuesday, securing the backing of Democrats at a convention in Philadelphia.
Air France week-long strike to see cancellations
Air France said Tuesday a week-long strike from Wednesday by flight crews will see the carrier scrap 30 percent of domestic and medium-haul flights at the height of the busy holiday period.
Olympics: Russian sailor banned from Rio, six cleared to compete
World Sailing banned one Russian from next month's Rio Games on Tuesday, but declared the other six members of the country's Olympic team eligible to compete in Brazil.
US, Senegal troops wind up first-ever emergency exercise
Some 400 US and Senegalese troops on Tuesday wound up an unprecedented joint training exercise aimed at preparing for a possible emergency deployment of American troops in Africa.
Hollande rejects opposition calls to harden terror laws
French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday rejected opposition calls to further harden anti-terrorism legislation after the country's second jihadist attack in two weeks.
Fiat Chrysler revises sales figures
Facing federal probes over its reporting of US car sales, Fiat Chrysler on Tuesday announced revised numbers showing its previously-touted six-year streak of monthly gains actually ended three years ago.