Paris (AFP) - France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy was on Saturday tipped to win the leadership of his right-wing UMP in party elections, a position seen as a potential springboard back into high office.
Sydney (AFP) - Six men have been charged over what Australian police said on Saturday was one of the largest drug busts in the country's history, worth up to Aus$1.5 billion (US$1.28 billion).
Taipei (AFP) - Voters go to the polls Saturday in Taiwan's largest ever local elections, with the Beijing-friendly ruling party facing a rout in a key test ahead of the 2016 presidential race.
London (AFP) - Brendan Rodgers has challenged his Liverpool players to kick-start the club's spluttering campaign against Stoke on Saturday.
Mexico City (AFP) - Mexico's iconic television comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanos, who enchanted generations of Latin American children by playing an orphan who lived in a barrel and a goofy superhero, died aged 85.
Istanbul (AFP) - Pope Francis on Saturday heads to Istanbul for the second leg of his first trip to Turkey, in a richly-symbolic visit set to include a tour of a mosque and a meeting with the Orthodox ecumenical patriarch.
Los Angeles (AFP) - Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was suspended indefinitely earlier this year after punching his now-wife, won his appeal, meaning he could return to the National Football League.
DOUGLAS, Wyo. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in east-central Wyoming say they're seeing more crimes committed by workers newly arrived to the area's booming oil fields and don't have enough police and jail space to handle the problem.
RIOTS are rarely so widely anticipated. By 8pm on November 24th, when the prosecutor in Ferguson, Missouri, announced the grand jury’s decision not to charge a police officer with a crime for shooting an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, cops in riot gear were already in place and barriers surrounded municipal buildings.
Cards Against Humanity, which bills itself as a "party game for horrible people," decided that it wanted to help potential customers "experience the ultimate savings" on Black Friday by taking its game off its website completely. Instead, though, the site offered a bizarre and hilarious "deal": It sold boxes of bull poop for $6 each. Truly.
St. Louis (AFP) - US protesters forced a crowded St Louis mall to close for around two hours on Friday, demanding a boycott to post-Thanksgiving shopping and justice for an unarmed black teenager killed by police.
Europe is in dire economic straits. Growth in the euro zone is stuck below 1%, unemployment is above 11% and inflation is hovering around 0.4%, far from the European Central Bank’s 2% goal and dangerously near outright deflation.
Flying cars might not be science fiction for long. Stefan Klein and Juraj Vaculik, cofounders of a company Slovakian startup called AeroMobil, have created a beautiful prototype that has already been on several successful test flights. We touched base with Klein and Vaculik to hear more about their amazing vehicle.
Who gets paid more at Apple: designers or engineers? We've assembled a list of some of the top-paid jobs at Apple, based on data gathered from Glassdoor.
Range Rover's Evoque crossover SUV has been one of the company's most popular offerings. Suffice to say, the people at Jaguar Land Rover (Range Rover's parent company) were not happy when a Chinese car company unveiled a remarkably similar knock-off.
Paris (AFP) - Florian Thauvin scored one goal and set up another as Ligue 1 leaders Marseille beat Nantes 2-0 at the Stade Velodrome on Friday evening.
Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's economy exited recession with growth of 0.1 percent in the third quarter, the government said Friday, a tepid result that is nevertheless welcome news for struggling President Dilma Rousseff.
Black Friday is the best day to get all those cool electronics you've been eyeing all year. We've rounded up the best products you can find on Amazon today.
This year is going to be dominated by personal drones. Why? Because they’re incredibly fun to fly, and becoming increasingly affordable.
Moscow (AFP) - Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke picked up his boxing career on Friday night in Moscow at 62 years old -- and beat his far younger opponent in the second round.