01/23/2014 12:24amIt's reality TV for austerity times.
01/23/2014 2:50amA U.N. panel that settles claims for damages resulting from Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait has paid out another $1.03 billion _ bringing the total so far to $44.5 billion.
01/23/2014 3:33amNews reports and officials say a passenger bus in Turkey has veered off a snow-covered highway and tipped on its side, killing 21 people and injuring some 20 others.
01/23/2014 4:01amShoppers in Switzerland must have thought they were seeing double when they checked their bank accounts this week.
01/23/2014 4:25amIt's the regional heavyweight that few want at the table, but without it any attempt to end the Syria war may be futile. Iran's backing is crucial for President Bashar Assad's hold on power _ and for the Iranians, Syria is key to their aspirations of regional power.
01/23/2014 5:44amAbout 200 journalists have rallied in Montenegro to protest attacks on the press in this Balkan country that is seeking EU membership.
01/23/2014 6:56amFormer Premier Silvio Berlusconi is under fresh investigation just as he reasserts himself on the political scene as the center-right's powerbroker, this time for allegedly attempting to derail investigations into his infamous `'bunga bunga" parties.
01/23/2014 7:52amGerman customs authorities say they have confiscated 3 kilograms (more than 6 pounds) of whale meat from a popular Berlin agricultural fair after receiving a tip from a newspaper that it was being sold at a Norwegian stand there.
01/23/2014 9:19amExperts have boarded the Costa Concordia cruise liner to investigate whether there is more to the ship's sinking than is contained in the prosecutors' case against its captain.
01/23/2014 9:25amTwo women have appeared in U.K. court accused of trying to send 20,000 euros ($27,350) to a suspected British jihadi fighting in Syria.
01/23/2014 10:31amA small plane crash on a remote mountain wouldn't normally be enough to anger an entire country or threaten the government. Romania, however, is dealing with just this scenario.
01/23/2014 11:39amIn a charm offensive to the global political and business elite, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani set lofty ambitions for his country, including becoming one of the world's top 10 economies.
01/23/2014 11:45amHe was an unrepentant gastronomic freeloader, from lobster right up to the after-dinner brandy, always enjoying the bounty to the fullest.
01/23/2014 11:55amA young British woman has been convicted of disguising herself in a veil and throwing acid on her friend's face following an argument.
01/23/2014 12:44pmU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ramped up already harsh criticism of Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday, calling him a "one-man super-magnet for terrorism" who has committed war crimes and could be responsible for the ultimate disintegration of Syria.
01/23/2014 1:55pmA Swiss woman detained by Spanish authorities and taken to a hospital with her 10-month-old son allegedly cut the boy's throat with a hidden knife and killed him after receiving permission to give him a bath, Spain's Civil Guard said Thursday.