Russia will support Jim Yong Kim, the US nominee for the next World Bank head, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said today after meeting the candidate, who is in Moscow on his world tour to seek support.
Standard & Poor's reaffirmed today its top-notch AAA rating for Britain, saying it expects the country's debt burden to peak in 2014. S&P's also said its outlook for Britain's rating was stable.
Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad shot dead five protesters after Friday prayers, activists reported, while the government said an army officer was killed as violence marred a ceasefire brokered by international peace envoy Kofi Annan.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said North Korea's long-range rocket test today was deplorable, in direct violation of U Security Council Resolution 1874, and threatened regional stability.
US stocks closed their worst two-week slide since November with a selloff as disappointing China growth data sparked worries the global recovery was flagging. Meanwhile, European shares went into reverse after two days of gains as concerns over euro zone sovereign debt returned.
Shares of Argentina's biggest energy company YPF edged lower by 4.2 percent in Wall Street and 3.3 percent at the Merval Buenos Aires stock market.
Condemned to die shortly after birth for being a girl, outspoken Afghan member of parliament Fawzia Koofi lived to become a champion of women's rights and is now eyeing the presidency in 2014.
World powers and Iran held talks on Tehran's nuclear programme in Istanbul today in a "constructive atmosphere", a European Union spokesman said after the first session.
Five members of the US military assigned to support the Secret Service during President Barack Obama's visit to Colombia violated curfew and may have been involved in "inappropriate conduct," the US Southern Command said on Saturday.
US President Barack Obama stressed today the "great promise" for business growth in the Americas, while attending a meeting for corporate chief executives in Cartagena, Colombia where he is attending the 33-nation Summit of the Americas.