Greece secured an overwhelming acceptance of a bond swap offer to private creditors and beat its own most optimistic forecasts, a senior official said after the deadline expired on a deal needed to avoid a chaotic debt default.
US President Barack Obama's campaign is putting a cinematic finish on its re-election pitch with a new documentary about the Democratic president's first three years in the White House.
An archivist at the British Film Institute has stumbled across a 1901 movie just one minute long which turns out to be the earliest surviving film featuring a character from the works of Charles Dickens.
Two people were killed in a shooting at a psychiatric institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and one of the dead was believed to be the shooter, the hospital said.
Apple Inc took the wraps off a faster 4G-equipped iPad starting at $629, hoping the latest version of its tablet can safeguard its dominance as rivals from Amazon.com Inc to Samsung Electronics pile into the market.
The football national teams of Argentina, Brazil and Netherlands escalated in the FIFA ranking published on Wednesday. It is still headed by Spain, current champion of Europe and the World.
Athens turned up the heat on its creditors as it sought to secure a bond swap that will cut its mountainous debt. The Greek government gave private creditors until Thursday night to say whether they will participate in the exchange that is a key part of a bailout programme to help Greece manage its mountainous debt.
Slim, 72, has taken the top spot for three years in a row, largely based on assets from his telecommunications empire.
Facebook Inc, the world's biggest social networking site, said its service was unavailable in some European countries today morning because of technical problems.
Jean-Claude Mas, the Frenchman who set off a global health scare by selling substandard breast implants, has been jailed for not paying his bail, a judicial source said today.