US stocks added gains today after data showed contracts to purchase previously owned US homes matched a two-year high in May, fueling optimism the housing market is poised for a recovery.
Google Inc took the wraps off its first tablet computer today looking to replicate its smartphone success in the tablet market despite tough competition from Apple Inc, Microsoft and Amazon.
Gunmen stormed a pro-government Syrian TV channel headquarters today, bombing buildings and shooting dead three employees, state media said, in one of the boldest attacks yet on a symbol of the authoritarian state.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today, one day before a crunch European Union summit, that there were no quick or easy solutions to end the euro zone's debt crisis and leaders should avoid making rash promises they could not keep.
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth shook the hand of former Irish Republican Army (IRA) commander Martin McGuinness for the first time today, drawing a line under a conflict that cost the lives of thousands of soldiers and civilians, including that of her cousin.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declared on Tuesday that his country was at war and ordered his new government to spare no effort to achieve victory, as the worst fighting of the 16-month conflict reached the outskirts of the capital.
Britain's landmark Big Ben clock tower adjoining the Houses of Parliament will be renamed "Elizabeth Tower" to mark Queen Elizabeth's 60th year on the throne, a parliamentary official said.
The Muslim Brotherhood has reached some agreements with the army on the powers of Egypt's first Islamist president and the fate of a now-dissolved Islamist-led parliament, Brotherhood officials said.
Britain's Falkland Oil & Gas (FOGL) said Italian utility Edison was its new partner, bringing in a large, non-British company to help it look for oil in the Malvinas Islands, where exploration has caused Argentine outrage.