08/29/2013 12:26amOn a dirt road passing through sparkling lakes and spruce woods in the wilds of northern Sweden, a woman belonging to Europe's only indigenous people _ the Sami _ chants a traditional, high-pitched tune.
08/29/2013 3:25amCo-operative Bank reported a net loss of 781.5 million pounds ($1.2 billion) for the first half versus a 45.3 million pounds loss a year earlier as it struggles to rectify problems arising from the financial crisis.
08/29/2013 4:48amU.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that U.N. experts seeking to collect evidence from an apparent chemical attack in Syria that killed hundreds of people will report to him as soon as they leave the country Saturday.
08/29/2013 4:54amChancellor Angela Merkel's center-left challenger is pledging quick policy changes if elected next month, promising Thursday to introduce swiftly a national minimum wage and raise taxes for top earners as he seeks to reverse a daunting poll deficit.
08/29/2013 6:35amFrench carmaker Renault has announced that its chief operating officer, Carlos Tavares, is unexpectedly stepping down to pursue personal projects.
08/29/2013 7:06amThe chairman of the Zurich Insurance Group abruptly resigned Thursday over the apparent suicide of its chief financial officer, claiming he wants to avoid damaging the company's reputation.
08/29/2013 7:21amPope Francis and Jordan's king stressed Thursday that dialogue and negotiations are the only way for ending Syria's civil war, the Vatican said.
08/29/2013 8:22amItalian director Emma Dante says her debut film "A Street in Palermo," a modern-day Sicilian twist on a Western duel, is a story of gridlock which "shows where we are today."
08/29/2013 9:53amU.S. Ambassador Stephen Mull has returned to Polish authorities a prisoner's cap from the Nazi death camp of Majdanek that was spotted in an online auction site in the United States, priced at $1,750.
08/29/2013 11:07amA rebound in North America and surging sales in emerging markets pushed French cosmetics giant L'Oreal's profit up 5 percent in the first half of the year.
08/29/2013 11:14amTwo high-ranking Lithuanian diplomats were fired Thursday after their telephone conversations criticizing the president and insulting the countries where they served were secretly recorded and uploaded to YouTube.