Pentagon chief heads to Asian summit as nations fret over S. China Sea
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will depart Tuesday for an Asian security summit in Singapore, where Beijing's military expansion across the South China Sea likely will once again dominate discussions.
S. Korea says North fails with attempted missile launch
North Korea apparently failed with an attempted missile launch Tuesday, the latest in a series of setbacks for a ballistic weapons programme that aspires to threaten the US mainland.
Viacom independent directors vow to fight any attempted ouster
The battle for power at media group Viacom is heating up, with six independent investors vowing to fight any attempt to oust them.
S. Korea says North ballitic missile test failed
North Korea on Tuesday appeared to have tried and failed with a fresh ballistic missile launch in violation of existing UN resolutions, South Korea's defence ministry said.
Tokyo shares open lower on profit-taking
Tokyo stocks opened lower Tuesday as profit-taking set in after four straight sessions of gains, with investors focused on a possible consumption tax hike delay.
Maduro camp cries fraud in Venezuela recall vote drive
Allies of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused his opponents Monday of fraud in their petition for a vote on removing him from office, saying 10,000 people who supposedly signed it are dead.
Argentine president to reinvest Bahamas riches at home
Argentine President Mauricio Macri, who has been swept up in the Panama Papers controversy over offshore assets, said Monday he would repatriate the funds from his account in the Bahamas.
Euro 2016 could impact France's Olympic bid - Paris 2024 official
France's hosting of the Euro 2016, which is threatened with disruption by strikes, could impact the country's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, the vice-president of the Paris bid committee said Monday.
Contamination delays return for 9,000 Canada wildfire evacuees
Chemical and heavy metal contamination will delay the return of 9,000 residents from Canada's oil sands region who fled a huge wildfire about a month ago, senior officials announced Monday.
German govt slams racist slur on football star Boateng
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman on Monday condemned the claim by a right-wing politician that most Germans would not want footballer Jerome Boateng, whose father is Ghanaian, as their neighbour.
Egypt investigates teenage girl's death during female circumcision operation
Egyptian prosecutors are investigating the death of a teenage girl during a female circumcision operation at a private hospital, health ministry and prosecution officials said Monday.
Slain Argentine 12-year-old met killer on Facebook
Argentine officials said Monday that a 12-year-old girl found murdered over the weekend was killed by a man she met on Facebook, where he posed as a girl her own age.
Guatemala to deport eight arrested Belize nationals
Belize said Monday that Guatemala is to deport eight of its nationals who were arrested after allegedly hopping off a boat onto a Guatemalan beach without authorization.
Victims of unrepentant Chad dictator celebrate justice
Hidden behind sunglasses and a white turban, Chad's former dictator was unrepentant Monday even as he learned he would spend the rest of his life in prison for crimes committed during his brutal rule.
'Vote against Fujimori,' urges Peru third-place candidate
The third-place candidate in Peru's presidential election urged her supporters Monday to vote against controversial frontrunner Keiko Fujimori in a runoff this weekend, giving a grudging but potentially important endorsement to her rival.
Panama Canal traffic 'normal' despite lock wall collapse
Shipping traffic through the Panama Canal is "normal," despite the collapse of a wall segment of one of its locks over the weekend, Panama Canal Authority officials said.
Oceans delay warming of Antarctic waters
Deep, cold ocean currents from the North Atlantic blunt the effect of global warming on Antarctica and slow the rise of sea levels, according to a study published Monday.
Leading French jihadist 'falsely announced death to receive surgery'
Omar Diaby, believed to be a leading French recruiter of jihadists in Syria, has declared himself alive after falsely announcing his death to receive medical treatment, France 2 television reported.
Kerry to head to China for talks
Top US diplomat John Kerry will travel to Beijing for talks on a range of issues as part of a trip that will also take him to Mongolia and France, the State Department said Monday.
US zoo defends killing gorilla that grabbed boy
The director of an Ohio zoo on Monday defended the killing of a critically endangered gorilla as it dragged a young boy who had fallen into its enclosure in a horrifying incident captured on video.
Ugandan LRA rebel to go on trial for war crimes in December
A top commander of Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army will go on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in December charged with keeping sex slaves and recruiting child soldiers, among other crimes.
Olympics: Pau Gasol could skip Rio over Zika fears
Spanish basketball star Pau Gasol said Monday he is considering skipping the Olympic Games in Brazil in August due to fears over the Zika virus.
African leaders and justice
Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre has joined a short list of sub-Saharan African leaders sentenced for serious crimes committed while they held office.
Belgium faces worsening strike action
Belgium faced growing disruption on Tuesday after staff at schools, city transport networks, airports and government offices received calls to join striking railworkers and prison guards.
Crimean Tatar journalist warned of 'extremism' over Facebook post
A prominent Crimean Tatar journalist on the Moscow-annexed peninsula on Monday said she had received a warning from prosecutors over extremist views for highlighting the plight of Tatar children whose parents have been detained.
Court jails senior Polish officer as Russian spy
A Polish military court on Monday sentenced a high-ranking officer to six years behind bars after convicting him of spying for Russia.
Rio police hunt gang rape suspects
Rio police arrested two men Monday and hunted four others in the alleged gang rape of an unconscious teenage girl that came to light in an online video that shocked Brazil.
NATO urged to ward off 'serious' Russian challenge
NATO's parliamentary assembly on Monday called on members of the Western military alliance to be ready to respond to the "potential threat" of Russian aggression against them.
EU, Berlin oppose Chinese bid for German robotics maker
Top officials in Brussels and Berlin oppose a Chinese takeover bid of German industrial robotics supplier Kuka, a newspaper reported Monday.
Ukranian art buyer hands back stolen Dutch masterpiece
A Ukranian art buyer has handed back a missing 18th-century painting stolen a decade ago from a Dutch museum, bringing the total number of masterpieces retrieved from the heist to five, officials said on Monday.
Moscow's fourth international airport opens despite downturn
Moscow's fourth international airport Zhukovsky officially opened Monday, but public transport problems and the economic recession put a damper on celebrations.