24 May 2013 Explosions and gunfire rocked central Kabul Friday as the Taliban launched a major attack close to buildings occupied by the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
24 May 2013 The Pakistan government Friday repeated its view that US drone strikes in its territory were illegal, after President Barack Obama laid out new guidelines for their use.
24 May 2013 The European Commission said Friday that it will ban for two years beginning in December pesticides blamed for killing the bees that pollinate food and fruit crops.
24 May 2013 IMF chief Christine Lagarde's future was at stake Friday as French prosecutors grilled her for a second day to decide if she should be charged over a state payout to a disgraced tycoon when she was...
24 May 2013 The German economy, after starting the year weakly, looks set to gather momentum later with consumer and business confidence on the rise, data indicated on Friday.
24 May 2013 AS Monaco have reached agreement with Porto to sign Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez, the club announced on Friday.
24 May 2013 The 96th edition of the Giro d'Italia is facing a chaotic finale as wintry weather in the Dolomites forced the cancellation of Friday's stage and changes to Saturday's final day in the high mountains.
24 May 2013 A white poodle that plays the part of a blind pet owned by Liberace in the flamboyant biopic "Behind the Candelabra" scooped glory on Friday by winning the Palm Dog for canine talent at the Cannes...
24 May 2013 Syria's most powerful ally Russia on Friday said the Damascus regime had agreed to attend an international peace conference on the crisis that world powers hope will take place in Geneva in June.
24 May 2013 British police arrested two men on a Pakistan International Airlines plane after fighter jets were scrambled to escort it to a London airport on Friday following an "incident".
24 May 2013 Top seed Novak Djokovic and seven-time champion Rafael Nadal were set on a French Open semi-final collision course Friday, condemning one of the sport's superstars to certain defeat before the final.
24 May 2013 Leonardo DiCaprio is going to get closer to stars of a different kind as he heads into space aboard the Virgin Galactic, and a well-heeled bidder at the Cannes Film Festival has paid 1.2 million...
24 May 2013 Britain's intelligence services came under pressure on Friday to explain how they let two Islamic extremists suspected of hacking a soldier to death in the streets of London slip through their net.
24 May 2013 Sex may be a turn-off for Hollywood audiences but violence is all over the big screen, as filmmakers seek to capture the youth market, industry figures at the Cannes film festival said on Friday.
24 May 2013 Syria's most powerful ally Russia said Friday that the Damascus regime had agreed "in principle" to attend an international peace conference on the crisis that world powers hope will take place in...
24 May 2013 A massive undersea earthquake Friday in Russia's Far East prompted a tsunami warning and unleashed tremors across Russia including in Moscow around 10,000 kilometres away, but caused no casualties or...
23 May 2013 British police made two further arrests and raided houses across London following the brutal murder of a serving soldier who survived a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
24 May 2013 President Barack Obama laid out new guidelines for drone strikes and launched a fresh bid to close Guantanamo, warning that a "perpetual" US war on terror would be self-defeating.
24 May 2013 The International Energy Agency said Friday that Germany must shield its consumers from paying too much of the cost of its ambitious switch from nuclear power and fossil fuels toward renewable energy.
24 May 2013 Rain delayed the scheduled 11am local (1000GMT) start of the second and final Test between England and New Zealand at Headingley on Friday.
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