The US House of Representatives has passed a massive housing rescue bill that could help struggling homeowners get cheaper loans.
The European Commission has suspended European Union aid to Bulgaria worth hundreds of millions of euros because of concerns about corruption and organised crime.
The United Kingdom will be implementing new measures to govern the operation of medical personnel.
Hurricane Dolly has strengthened to a Category 2 storm with winds near 100 miles per hour and is reportedly now lashing the Gulf Coast near the United States Mexico border.
The St. Lucian opposition leader Kenny Anthony criticised the government for what he views as its eagerness to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Europe and the Caribbean.
A lawyer acting for the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has said he will fight moves to extradite him to the UN war crimes court at The Hague.
The authorities in Burma say relief and reconstruction work after Cyclone Nargis will cost at least $1billion.
A former driver of Osama Bin Laden pleaded not guilty at the first war crimes trial to be held in the US prison in Guantanamo Bay.
A UN envoy said Zimbabwe\'s ruling party and opposition are close to signing a deal outlining a framework for talks on the country\'s political crisis.
European Union (EU) member states are to meet next week in a bid to impose tougher sanctions against Zimbabwe.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its global economic forecast after the impact of a credit crunch was not as severe as had been first feared.
A United States Senate subcommittee wants tougher laws to combat offshore tax-evasion facilitators around the world.
The leader of Britain\'s main opposition party of the Conservatives is calling for black fathers in the United Kingdom to take more responsibility for their families.
At least 37 people were killed in a crash between a train and several vehicles at a level crossing in northern Egypt yesterday.
A two-decade ban on people with HIV visiting or immigrating to the United States may end soon through a Senate bill aimed at fighting AIDS and other diseases in Africa and other poor areas of the world.
Two elderly women have been jailed for life for murdering two homeless men to collect life insurance policies.
For the first time since last month’s elections in Zimbabwe church leaders have raised serious concerns about the results.
At least 35 people have been killed and more than 50 injured following a double suicide bombing north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad this morning.
Barack Obama\'s team has decried The New Yorker magazine for a cartoon cover depicting him in traditional Muslim garb and his wife as a terrorist.
The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has accused Sudan\'s president of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur.
Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez has announced plans to improve the terms of the Petro Caribe oil agreement with Jamaica and several other Caribbean countries.
Workers at Brazil\'s state-run oil company Petrobras are staging a five-day strike, raising fears of further pressure on world oil prices.
Police have widened an investigation into allegations of corruption against Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to also look at whether he may have committed fraud.
China has ordered dog meat to be taken off the menu at its 112 official Olympic restaurants in order to avoid offending foreign visitors.
Pakistan and the United Nations have agreed in principle to set up a UN panel to investigate the killing of Pakistani ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.