A South Korean court on Thursday denied a special prosecutor clearance to arrest the head of Samsung Group, the country's largest conglomerate, amid a graft scandal that has led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.
Virginia has executed a man convicted of killing two young girls and their parents, one of whom was a during a New Year's Day home invasion more than 11 years ago.
None of the more than 230 convicted felons to have received pardons or commuted sentences from U.S. President Barack Obama will lose their newfound clemency.
Thousands of people were camping on a beach in southern India on Wednesday to demand that a ban be lifted on the traditional sport of bull-taming.
After more than two decades in power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faced the prospect of a midnight military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule the West African nation for a billion years clung to power.
From unprecedented highs in India to ice melt in the Arctic, the heat is creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming.
A violent attack in Cancun, Mexico, has further undermined the area's reputation as an island of peace amid the turbulence of Mexico's drug war.
President Barack Obama is expected to defend his decision to shorten the sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning when he holds his final news conference on Wednesday, two days before his second term ends.
The man U.S. president-elect Donald Trump has tapped to reshape the country's trade policy will soon send a letter to Canadian and Mexican officials urging them to reopen NAFTA talks, according to a report.
U.S. president-elect Donald Trump plans to select the media representatives who are given access to the presidential press briefing room, but will not move the room out of the White House, he said in interview with Fox News broadcast on Wednesday.
Elite Iraqi forces have driven Islamic State fighters from all districts of eastern Mosul they were tasked with recapturing, their commanding officer said on Wednesday, bringing almost all of the city's eastern half under government control.
Three earthquakes hit central Italy in the space of an hour Wednesday, shaking the same region that suffered a series of deadly quakes last year.
A local official says at least 33 people have been killed and several dozen injured after an explosives-laden vehicle targeted a camp housing armed groups in northern Mali.
An Israeli Arab rammed his vehicle into a group of police officers on Wednesday, killing one of them before he was shot dead during clashes in southern Israel over a court-ordered operation to demolish illegally built homes, police said, while local residents accused the police of using excessive fo
Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency.
President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t even taken office yet but, according to his version of events he’s already been busy creating lots of jobs, particularly in the auto sector.
Alt-right leader Richard Spencer says Trump is not "the answer" but is the "first step" toward identity politics.
Russia waits cautiously to see if the compliments U.S. president-elect Donald Trump has ushered its way will bear fruit, but Vladimir Putin's foes warn the Russian president could out-manipulate Trump, the CBC's Susan Ormiston writes from Moscow.
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU television reported on Wednesday, citing his office chief of staff.
Australian officials defended their suspension of the fruitless deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, insisting on Wednesday that the enormous costs involved played no role in their decision to halt the nearly three-year hunt.