Mar 13, 2013 21:21 EDT
Venezuela's acting president Nicolas Maduro acknowledged that it could be too late to have late president Hugo Chavez embalmed "Lenin-style" so that his body could be on view permanently.
Mar 13, 2013 19:35 EDT
The United States said Wednesday it was renewing the exemptions for Japan and some European Union countries from tough US sanctions imposed on nations buying oil from Iran.
Mar 13, 2013 19:10 EDT
Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio, chosen Wednesday to lead the world's Roman Catholics, is a humble rail worker's son who became a Jesuit priest and who is seen as true to his working-class roots.
Mar 13, 2013 17:09 EDT
Russians Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov were last out of the gate but first in the standings with an assured performance in the pairs short programme to open the ISU World Figure Skating Championships.
Mar 13, 2013 16:44 EDT
Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio, elected on Wednesday to lead the world's Roman Catholics, is a humble rail worker's son who became a Jesuit priest and who is seen as true to his working-class roots.
Mar 13, 2013 15:52 EDT
Amazon.com on Wednesday ramped up its challenge to Apple's iPads by trimming the price of its large-screen Kindle Fire and making the tablets available in Japan and Europe.
Mar 13, 2013 15:39 EDT
Icy roads disrupted transport as northwestern Europe remained in the grip of unseasonable weather on Wednesday but many services were resuming after a severe late-winter snowstorm.
Mar 13, 2013 15:30 EDT
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger turned to his bench for Wednesday's Champions League last 16, second leg, with Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky starting in the middle against Bayern Munich.
Mar 13, 2013 15:14 EDT
Ireland on Wednesday returned to the 10-year bond market for the first time since it benefited from an international bailout in 2010, raising almost double the amount predicted by analysts.
Mar 13, 2013 13:33 EDT
European stock markets closed mostly in negative territory on Wednesday as traders cashed in recent gains and chewed over mixed eurozone inflation figures.
Mar 13, 2013 13:13 EDT
Economic growth in G20 countries climbed by 0.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, slowing only slightly from the 0.6 percent pace recorded in the previous three-month period despite heavy contractions across Europe, preliminary estimates from the OECD showed Wednesday.
Mar 13, 2013 12:33 EDT
Vladimir Putin is following the probe into the acid attack on the Bolshoi ballet's chief, his spokesman said Wednesday, after theatre staff signed a letter to the Russian president defending the dancer charged with masterminding the crime.
Mar 13, 2013 11:48 EDT
Germany said on Wednesday it had banned three Islamist Salafist groups which officials said aimed to sweep aside democracy and set up a system based on Sharia Islamic law.
Mar 13, 2013 11:42 EDT
Commerzbank shares plunged Wednesday after Germany's second-largest bank said it would carry out a 2.5-billion-euro ($3.3-billion) capital hike to pay back state bailouts received during the 2008-2009 financial crisis.
Mar 13, 2013 10:42 EDT
European stock markets fell on Wednesday, mirroring earlier losses in Asia, as traders cashed in recent gains and chewed over mixed eurozone inflation figures.
Mar 13, 2013 09:07 EDT
Forwards Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski look set to be included Thursday in Germany coach Joachim Loew's squad to face Kazakhstan in home and away World Cup qualifiers, despite suffering from injuries.
Mar 13, 2013 08:40 EDT
European stock markets fell on Wednesday, mirroring earlier losses in Asia, as traders cashed in recent gains and absorbed diverging eurozone inflation data.
Mar 13, 2013 08:16 EDT
Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has bluntly rejected an offer to join the German giants' advisory board when he steps down at the end of the season.
Mar 13, 2013 07:30 EDT
Commerzbank, Germany's second-biggest bank, said Wednesday that it will undertake a 2.5-billion-euro ($3.3-billion) capital hike to repay further chunks of a state bailout it received during the 2008-2009 financial crisis.
Mar 13, 2013 07:07 EDT
The world's biggest temporary staffing group, Adecco, on Wednesday posted a 27-percent drop in its 2012 net profit to 377 million euros ($492 million) owing to plummeting activities in its main market, France.