Mar 06, 2013 13:42 EST
The World Bank launched a fund in Reykjavik on Wednesday to come up with $500 million for developing geothermal energy in developing countries.
Mar 06, 2013 12:20 EST
The UN atomic agency's board of governors on Wednesday approved giving Japanese director general Yukiya Amano a new four-year term without even resorting to a vote.
Mar 05, 2013 21:18 EST
Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka arrives for her title defense at Indian Wells seeking another victory to take her closer to regaining the world No. 1 ranking.
Mar 05, 2013 20:31 EST
An oblong crystal found in the wreck of a 16th-century English warship is a sunstone, a near-mythical navigational aid said to have been used by Viking mariners, researchers said on Wednesday.
Mar 05, 2013 12:52 EST
Danish footballer Nicklas Bendtner was banned from driving for three years on Tuesday after being caught drink-driving at the weekend.
Mar 05, 2013 10:54 EST
Thein Sein, on the first-ever visit to Brussels by a Myanmar president, received new pledges Tuesday of EU economic assistance coupled with calls to protect his country's ethnic minorities.
Mar 05, 2013 09:51 EST
Thein Sein, on the first-ever visit to Brussels by a Myanmar president, received on Tuesday new pledges of EU economic assistance coupled with calls to protect his country's ethnic minorities.
Mar 05, 2013 09:02 EST
US hotel chain Marriott said Tuesday it is teaming up with Swedish furniture giant IKEA to launch a new budget hotel brand in Germany and Europe, called Moxy Hotels.
Mar 05, 2013 01:20 EST
After Google chairman Eric Schmidt and former NBA star Dennis Rodman, the notorious file-sharing site The Pirate Bay is claiming to be the latest unexpected visitor to Stalinist North Korea.
Mar 04, 2013 19:47 EST
Sweden's TV licensing body said Monday all owners of computers and smartphones had to pay the country's mandatory fee for owning a television, as more people use digital devices to watch TV programmes.
Mar 04, 2013 18:43 EST
The Vatican, Iran and other religious states are resisting efforts by a UN conference, which started Monday, to demand tougher global standards to prevent violence against women and children.
Mar 04, 2013 16:17 EST
Myanmar President Thein Sein appealed Monday for the lifting of European Union sanctions against his country, currently suspended.
Mar 04, 2013 16:15 EST
A US official rejected Monday the joking suggestion that flamboyant basketball star Dennis Rodman be made ambassador to North Korea, after his highly-watched trip to the isolated state.
Mar 04, 2013 11:43 EST
The Danish football Federation (DBU) have suspended striker Nicklas Bendtner from international football for six months after being arrested for drink driving, they announced on Monday.
Mar 04, 2013 11:11 EST
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Monday during a visit to Stockholm that she "sometimes" thinks like her brother, the controversial and exiled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.
Mar 03, 2013 17:37 EST
Champions League contenders Juventus remained on course for their 29th Serie A title despite a 1-1 draw with closest challengers Napoli and the continued resurgence of AC Milan.
Mar 03, 2013 17:11 EST
Roma captain Francesco Totti became the joint second all-time top scorer in Serie A on Sunday with a 225th career goal in the league during a 3-1 win over Genoa at the Olympic Stadium.
Mar 03, 2013 15:40 EST
Heavy fighting in northern Mali has left at least 50 rebel fighters and a French soldier dead, officials said Sunday, as Chad promised to prove its soldiers had killed two top Islamist militants.
Mar 03, 2013 15:15 EST
Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway clinched the World Cup super-G title with his fifth victory of the season here on Sunday.
Mar 03, 2013 15:13 EST
Austria's Anna Fenninger picked up her second World Cup win of the season in Sunday's Super-G to deny Maria Hoefl-Riesch a win on her home course.