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Spain bond yields at record as Fitch cuts 18 banks

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Spain's benchmark borrowing rate hit its highest since the country joined the euro currency after Fitch credit ratings agency downgraded 18 domestic banks on Tuesday.

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Health of Egypt's Mubarak stabilizes in prison

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Medical officials say Hosni Mubarak's condition has stabilized after the former president slipped in an out of consciousness over the past 24 hours.

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Pakistani probe finds case against ex-envoy

Posted: 06/12/2012 - A judicial investigation has concluded Pakistan's former ambassador to the U.S. did write a secret letter to American officials requesting their help in reining in the powerful army last year.

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UK's John Major: Murdoch tried to change policy

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Major was testifying before Britain's inquiry into media ethics, which was set up after it emerged that reporters at a major Murdoch tabloid had hacked into the voicemails of people in the news.

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Bodies found after Haitian migrant boat sinks in Bahamas

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Eleven bodies have been found and 13 people remain missing after a boat carrying 28 Haitian migrants ran into trouble while on its way to the United States, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday.

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U.N. accuses Syria of using children as human shields

Posted: 06/12/2012 - In Syria, the report said, children as young as 9 years old have been victims of killing and maiming, arbitrary arrest, detention, torture, and sexual violence, and have been used as human shields.

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Japanese composting may be new food waste solution

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Down the back stairs of the clubhouse kitchen, on a plot lost among the expanse of tightly trimmed fairways and greens, weeks-old food is buried under a tarp and mulch and left to decompose.

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Mexico City's main plaza jammed for Bieber concert

Updated: 06/12/2012 - Thousands of "tween" girls jammed a vast square with their parents and screamed in unison throughout teen superstar Justin Bieber's free concert Monday night in historic center of Mexico's capital.

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Aussie coroner agrees dingo took baby in 1980 case

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Australians have overwhelmingly welcomed the final chapter of a mystery that has captivated the nation for 32 years: Did a dingo really take a baby that vanished from an Outback campsite in 1980?

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Health of Egypt's Mubarak deteriorates further

Posted: 06/11/2012 - Hosni Mubarak's health deteriorated further on Monday with the ousted president slipping in and out of consciousness and being feed liquids intravenously, Egyptian security officials said.

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Syrian troops and rebels clash across country

Posted: 06/11/2012 - The aerial assault targeted the strategic river crossing town of Rastan, which has resisted repeated government offensives for months, the activists said.

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Lithuania vigilante case exposes social divides

Posted: 06/11/2012 - A desperate father launches a bloody vendetta against an alleged pedophile network of judges and politicians that he says preyed on his 5-year-old daughter.

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Germans recover Stuka bomber wreck from Baltic Sea

Posted: 06/11/2012 - German military divers are working to hoist the wreck of a Stuka dive bomber from the floor of the Baltic Sea, a rare example of the plane that once wreaked havoc over Europe as part of the Nazis' war machine.

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Iran denies reports of demolitions in base

Posted: 06/11/2012 - Iran's military is denying claims by the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog that it demolished buildings at a base in a suspected attempt to cover up nuclear testing, the state media reported Monday.

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Nadal wins record seventh French Open

Posted: 06/11/2012 - The man they call "Rafa" won his record seventh French Open title Monday, returning a day after getting rained out to put the finishing touches on a 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 victory over Novak Djokovic

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UK prime minister leaves daughter in pub

Posted: 06/11/2012 - British Prime Minister David Cameron's office confirmed Monday that he accidentally left his 8-year-old daughter Nancy in a country pub after a family Sunday lunch.

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Small Calif. town shocked by family murder-suicide

Posted: 06/11/2012 - Neighbors of an Indian family killed in a murder-suicide grappled with allegations Sunday that the man accused in the shooting in was a former Indian army officer wanted for years for murder in his homeland.

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UN team gets 1st look at scene of Syria massacre

Posted: 06/08/2012 - U.N. monitors on Friday got their first direct look at a farming village where nearly 80 men, women and children were reportedly killed earlier this week in the latest massacre in Syria.

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US general apologizes for Afghan deaths in airstrike

Posted: 06/08/2012 - U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen spent several hours with local Afghans to express his regrets about Wednesday's pre-dawn raid to capture a Taliban operative in Baraki Barak district of Logar province.

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