Ibragim Todashev, shot dead early Wednesday by the FBI in Florida, was "directly involved" in a 2011 triple homicide in Waltham, Massachusetts, a law enforcement official told CNN Wednesday.
United States Attorney General Eric Holder has told Congress that four American citizens have been killed in Yemen and Pakistan by US drones since 2009.
Jordan hosted on Wednesday a “Friends of Syria” meeting in the capital Amman with the aim of laying the foundation for an international conference to resolve the 2 year crisis.
An international conference on European security opens on Thursday in Moscow.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has once again topped Forbes magazine's list of the world's 100 most powerful women for the third consecutive year. She is followed by Brazil's Dilma Rousseff.
Syrian rebels killed at least 40 soldiers and other fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad as they captured a military base in the northwestern province of Idlib Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Britain is investigating a possible Nigerian link to attackers suspected of hacking a soldier to death in London while shouting Islamic slogans, two sources with knowledge of the investigation told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
25,000 guests have arrived for a Hasidic wedding of Shalom Rokeach and Hannah Batya Penet in Jerusalem, forcing police to block traffic in the entire quarter.
President Vladimir Putin believes Russia’s spectrum of ethnic groups, cultures and faiths is a great boon for the country’s development.
Anti-immigration sentiment is nothing new in the West, and now it is also on the rise in Russia, as the country has to make up for its demographic shortfalls by importing guest labour from former Soviet Central Asia. Polls suggest anti-immigrant rallies and even riots may be around the corner. In the meantime, a report issued by the agency Interfax raises the specter of an even more sinister threat.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin believes that the authorities should care more about the welfare of scientists, teachers and students. This would raise the prestige of the professions of a scientist and a teacher, Mr. Putin says.
The Ukrainian government on Wednesday approved a memorandum applying for observer status in the Customs Union, a Moscow-based trade bloc comprising Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov said.
This year is likely to bring a draft agreement, first proposed in 2008, for the EU countries to share information about interest accrued on deposits held in banks.
EU leaders agreed Wednesday that the automatic sharing of individuals' bank account data, a key measure to prevent tax evasion, should come into effect by the end of the year, European President Herman Van Rompuy said.
Bitcoin, the digital cryptocurrency, is starting to attract the attention of the US government. It seems that the American authorities would like to destroy the digital currency before it could become a widespread alternative to the US dollar.
David Cameron's woes are continuing this week with plans to legalize same-sex marriage to be debated in Parliament today and tomorrow. The issue is hugely divisive, not least within the Tory Party which seems to have been in open rebellion in the last couple of weeks over everything from the E.U. to the next election. And on Sunday 34 current and former local party chairmen delivered a letter to Downing Street opposing the policy as "flawed, un-Conservative and costing us dearly in votes and membership". Gay marriage is causing a heated row across the political and public spheres.
A white-tailed deer crashed through the windshield of a public bus in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. It was filmed by a surveillance camera. (VIDEO)
An aircraft is airlifting the Russian boy, gravely wounded at the hotel on Crete, from Athens to Berlin, where the child is to receive further treatment at a clinic, said an official at the Russian Embassy in Greece.
Ten women and four men have been shot dead by gunmen bursting into a residential building located in an upmarket neighbourhood of eastern Baghdad.