Pope Benedict marks two milestones this week and while his health appears stable, signs of frailty have again prompted speculation over whether he will be the first pontiff in seven centuries to resign.
A prostitution scandal involving US security personnel in Colombia and an unprecedented regional push to end the isolation of Cuba threatened to eclipse President Barack Obama's charm offensive to Latin America.
Support for Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy fell sharply in April after his government announced deep spending cuts and health and education reforms to fight the sovereign debt crisis, an opinion poll showed.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announcement on the government’s plans to send a bill to Congress to take 51 percent control of YPF, made headlines in the Spanish media today , as well as in the international press.
New Zealand's Anglican church will build a temporary cathedral made of cardboard in earthquake-devastated Christchurch as it works towards a permanent replacement for its 131-year old landmark destroyed last year.
The death toll rose to six from a tornado that ripped through an Oklahoma town during a weekend outbreak of dozens of twisters across the Great Plains, officials said.
The Dow rose on Monday as robust US retail sales data helped large-cap consumer stocks, but a 4 percent slide in Apple hurt the Nasdaq. Meanwhile, European shares regained poise.
US President Barack Obama on Monday welcomed the selection of Jim Yong Kim as president of the World Bank, saying the selection process had been "open and transparent" and praising the man he proposed for the post for being an inclusive leader.
The Palestinian prime minister plans to use a rare meeting set for Tuesday with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu to deliver a letter detailing Palestinian grievances on stalled peace talks.
Spanish oil company Repsol released a statement on Monday in response to the local Government’s announcement of the YPF expropriation, which it called “illicit and gravely discriminatory.” The company also announced that it will take “all necessary legal actions” to protect its interests and the interests of the shareholders.