12/31/2013 3:31amAll-night talks have failed to produce an accord in Northern Ireland on key issues including the use of flags and parades which are causes of continuing disputes between Protestants and Catholics.
12/31/2013 6:18amDisplaying the killer instincts of a chess grandmaster, Vladimir Putin rang out 2013 with an exceptional list of accomplishments.
12/31/2013 7:14amAn envelope addressed to an Interior Ministry official in Naples has exploded while being opened, slightly injuring a secretary in the prefect's office.
12/31/2013 8:50amThe euro currency union, which just 18 months ago appeared on the verge of collapse, is welcoming a new member. But while officials will hail that as more proof that the bloc is here to stay, the economy still faces a list of economic ills _ sluggish growth, high unemployment and growing inequality.
12/31/2013 10:29amApple Inc. says it played no role in the National Security Agency's alleged efforts to hack the iPhone, explaining that it was unaware of a recently revealed program apparently aimed at turning the best-selling smartphone into an improvised listening device.
12/31/2013 1:51pmVladimir Putin has added a twist to the stolid ritual of Russian presidential New Year's Eve address by doing two versions this year.
12/31/2013 4:10pmLatvia celebrated the new year as the 18th member of the eurozone, which for all its dents and bruises still represents stability and security to the Baltic country's leaders.