News Corp's board of directors came out in full support of Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday, some 36 hours after a British parliamentary committee had described him as unfit to run a major international business.
Plants are flowering faster than scientists predicted in response to climate change, research in the United States showed today, which could have devastating knock-on effects for food chains and ecosystems.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist challenger Francois Hollande clashed in their only televised debate, seen as the conservative incumbent's last chance to turn the odds of re-election in his favour.
Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" sold for a record $120 million at auction on Wednesday at Sotheby's, far exceeding pre-sales estimates of about $80 million.
Argentina's new ambassador to London put UK’s Foreign Secretary William Hague in an awkward situation over the Malvinas Islands after asking him at a public meeting whether he was ready to “give peace a chance” by opening talks on the islands' future.
US private employers added a far fewer than expected 119,000 jobs in April, the smallest gain since September 2011, a report by a payrolls processor showed today.
Syrian security forces and students with knives attacked a protest against President Bashar al-Assad at Aleppo University early, killing at least four people and arresting 200, according to activists and Internet videos.
Osama bin Laden showed disdain for al Qaeda affiliates, fretted about his organization's image and was deeply worried about its security, according to documents seized from his hideout in Pakistan and released publicly.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged China to help defuse tension over Iran, North Korea and other global flashpoints, seeking to salvage talks that have been overwhelmed by negotiations over a dissident.
The European Central Bank held interest rates at 1.0 percent and will resist calls to do more to fight the euro zone crisis, putting the onus on governments to foster growth and head off anger over austerity policies.