Mar 04, 2013 12:54 EST
A Vietnamese property developer who started out making noodles in Ukraine joined mega-rich Hong Kong magnate Li Ka-shing for the first time on Forbes magazine's world's billionaires list Monday.
Mar 04, 2013 09:42 EST
Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance Malala Yousafzai, ex-Eastern bloc activists and former US president Bill Clinton are in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, as the Nobel Institute announced a record 259 nominations on Monday.
Mar 04, 2013 07:18 EST
Sudan breached UN sanctions by using warplanes and rockets bought from Belarus and Russia in the Darfur conflict, according to UN experts who have called for a tightened embargo.
Mar 03, 2013 15:07 EST
Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie won a third European indoor polevault title on Sunday, but was furious that a mighty 6.07m attempt was ruled out over a technical hitch.
Mar 03, 2013 14:53 EST
A privately-owned unmanned US space capsule docked Sunday at the International Space Station bringing food, scientific materials and crucial equipment to the space outpost.
Mar 01, 2013 16:48 EST
Controversial British sprinter Dwain Chambers crashed out of the European Indoor Championships on Friday when he failed to negotiate the 60m heats.
Mar 01, 2013 02:57 EST
Giving inmates drug substitution treatment, needles and condoms are key ways to help curb addiction and HIV infection in European jails, experts say, calling on authorities to change their approach to prison health care.
Feb 28, 2013 09:14 EST
Japan's 2011 Fukushima disaster raised the cancer risk for people living near the atomic plant, but no jump in cases is expected elsewhere, the UN's health agency said Thursday, sparking an angry reaction from anti-nuclear campaigners.
Feb 27, 2013 17:06 EST
Russia said Wednesday it had found horsemeat in a shipment of pork sausages imported from Austria in its first known case of horsemeat contamination as the scandal spread further across Europe.
Feb 26, 2013 13:23 EST
Toyota will begin exporting US-built cars to Russia and Ukraine in the coming months, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday.
Feb 24, 2013 12:44 EST
Three topless feminists lunged at Italy's Silvio Berlusconi as he arrived at a polling station in Milan to vote in a general election on Sunday, an AFP reporter at the scene said.
Feb 24, 2013 10:56 EST
Britain's Becky James pocketed her second gold at the world track cycling championships in as many days Sunday, landing the women's keirin to add to her sprint title on the closing day here.
Feb 24, 2013 07:59 EST
American star Sarah Hammer gained revenge on British Olympic champion Laura Trott to clinch omnium gold to add to her pursuit title on the final day at the world track cycling championships here on Sunday.
Feb 24, 2013 07:28 EST
Germany's Stefan Botticher won men's sprint gold on the closing day at the world track cycling championships here on Sunday, the 21-year-old beating Russia's Denis Dmitriev for the coveted title.
Feb 23, 2013 00:25 EST
Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan cruised past top-seeded Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the US National Indoor Tennis Championships in Memphis.
Feb 22, 2013 16:27 EST
Big-hitting German Sabine Lisicki will be gunning for a fourth WTA tour crown on Saturday when she takes on Marina Erakovic in the women's title match at the US Indoor Tennis Championships.
Feb 22, 2013 15:13 EST
Britain's Olympic sprint champion Jason Kenny won the keirin gold medal at the world track cycling championships on Friday, a victory which sent girlfriend Laura Trott, also a title winner, into a Twitter frenzy.
Feb 22, 2013 11:59 EST
Ukraine's jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko is now fit to leave the civilian hospital where she has spent the last nine months with back problems, the health ministry said Friday, paving the way for her return to prison.
Feb 22, 2013 05:22 EST
Coils of Polish sausages glisten on shop counters and vodka bottles line the shelves. In this corner of the English countryside, much of the chatter is in Latvian or Lithuanian.
Feb 21, 2013 23:13 EST
The din of machinery mingled with the echo of the 19th century Crimean War when an excavator bucket stumbled upon the yellowed remains of long-dead French soldiers at a construction site in a southern Ukrainian port city.