| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was a dinner guest of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday, the reclusive nation's state-run news agency reported. But there was no immediate indication whether the flamboyant sportsman had made a plea for Pyongyang to...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:54 PM
No one has ever been brought to justice for one of the most nefarious killings of the Cold War era, the 1978 poisoning of Bulgarian defector Georgy Markov with a ricin pellet jabbed into his leg with the tip of an umbrella.
But there has been little...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:22 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook is turning up its efforts to challenge Twitter and take part in the public conversation online, particularly about major news events, television shows and sports.
The giant social network released two new search tools Monday....
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:28 AM
MOSCOW -- A fire that raged through an ancient wing of a psychiatric hospital in the Novgorod region early Friday killed at least 15 patients and left 22 missing, a local official said.
The roof of the partly wooden structure caved in early in the fire,...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Al Jazeera America's coverage of the conflict in Syria differed little from that of CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, according to the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan think tank that often monitors the media.
"The analysis of cable coverage during a...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:12 PM
SEOUL -- North Korea on Saturday indefinitely postponed reunions of nearly 200 families separated during the Korean War, just four days before the long-awaited meetings were scheduled to take place.
The cancellation, which could jeopardize a nascent...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani embarked on a five-day visit to New York on Monday with a vow to press for sanctions relief by showing the peaceful and cultured "true face" of Iran at the annual U.N. General Assembly, Iranian news agencies reported....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:28 AM
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve's decision not to reduce its bond-buying program was "prudent" because the world's economy remains weak, according to Xinhua, China's official state-run news agency.
"The Fed's 'no taper yet' decision seems prudent...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:10 PM
TEHRAN -- Iranians pored over news accounts Wednesday of President Hassan Rouhani's speech to the United Nations General Assembly, with those eager to break out of Iran's isolation expressing disappointment that their new leader didn't meet with President...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:52 PM
WASHINGTON — Breaking a silence of more than three decades between the leaders of the United States and Iran, President Obama on Friday called President Hassan Rouhani to express confidence that the two can find a "comprehensive solution" to their...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Looks like big changes are coming to America's No. 1 cable news network: Megyn Kelly is poised to take over the 9 p.m. slot from Sean Hannity at Fox News Channel.
Kelly -- who took maternity leave in July as the host of "America Live" -- is expected...