Ecuador's decision to grant asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has prompted rebukes and support from nations across the world. Particularly in Latin America, support has been strong for protecting the country's sovereignty.
Catastrophic global warming can be staved off if humans can keep the climate from warming more than two degrees Celsius, and emit less than 565 Gigatons of carbon dioxide, some scientists believe. But environmentalist Bill McKibben says that's not enough.
The British-based Standard Chartered Bank is accused of laundering over $250 billion for Iranian banks over the last ten years, allegedly with the support of upper management. It is against U.S. law to do business with Iranian banks.
More than 100 journalists sit behind bars in Turkish prisions, the most of any country in the world. As the country's government continues to stifle dissent, experts worry that what they once considered a model of Middle East democracy is turning into a model of oppression.
The race is on for oil and minerals under the melting Arctic ice. But the U.S. is still not on board with the Law of the Sea, the United Nations treaty on who gets access to ocean resources.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday asked Ecuador for asylum. Police in London said he will be arrested for violating the terms of his bail, but for the moment he's protected at the country's embassy in London. Assange said he ultimately fears eventual extradition to the United States and a politically motivated trial.
The Wanda Group, a Chinese company with diversified investments in the entertainment industry, has agreed to buy AMC Entertainment, the nation’s second-largest theater chain. The deal marks the largest investment to date by a Chinese company in the American film industry.
Saving Face, which premiered on March 8, International Women’s Day, brings international attention to the disturbing phenomenon of acid throwing in Pakistan. The documentary follows three people: Zakia, a 39-year-old acid attack victim, Rukhasana, a 23-year-old woman who was attacked by her husband and his family; and Dr. Mohammad Jawad, a doctor working to heal the faces of injured women.
International Monetary Fund says global economic outlook grim, warns continuing economic woes in Europe and the US could drag those economies back into recession.
The Pope and other top Vatican officials accused of crimes against humanity for the cover-ups of sexual assaults by Catholic clerics worldwide.