Posted: 02/09/2009 - Australia's prime minister says if arsonists are responsible for the countries devastating wildfires, then it amounts to "mass murder."
Posted: 02/09/2009 - France is providing a loan rescue of euro6 billion ($7.7 billion) to Renault SA and PSA Peugeot-Citroen, in return for a promise from the automakers not to close factories.
Posted: 02/09/2009 - Polls in Israel suggest tomorrow's election has become too close to call, but it looks like hard-liners will have a clear edge in the deal making that is sure to follow.
Posted: 02/06/2009 - A Saudi Arabian official says mosques can be the only places of worship in his country, rejecting pressure to change heavy restrictions on religious besides Islam.
Posted: 02/06/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is "very much concerned" about the release of a Pakistani scientist accused of leaking atomic secrets.
Posted: 02/06/2009 - Former Argentine President Carlos Menem has refused to testify in his trial on charges of illegally trafficking arms during the 1990s.
Posted: 02/06/2009 - A Pakistani official says government forces in helicopter gunships killed 52 Islamist militants in two attacks today.
Posted: 02/06/2009 - Georgia's foreign minister says Russia has sent more than two dozen fighter jets to a base in the breakaway region of Abkhazia.
Posted: 02/06/2009 - Russia's ambassador to Belarus says Moscow will finance Belarus' first nuclear power plant and construction will begin this year.
Posted: 02/06/2009 - A military spokesman says kidnappers have released the wife of a former Nigerian energy minister.
Posted: 02/06/2009 - A U.N. agency is stopping its aid shipments into the Gaza Strip.
Posted: 02/06/2009 - Poland's president has signed a law that slashes pensions for communist-era secret security officers and top-ranking officials of the former regime.
Posted: 02/06/2009 - The United Nations is warning that a quarter of a million civilians trapped in a shrinking war zone in northern Sri Lanka are facing a massive food crisis.
Posted: 02/05/2009 - Germany is going to ask Egypt for permission to look for the body of a top Nazi war criminal.
Posted: 02/05/2009 - Military officials say the U.S. is considering resuming military cooperation with hardline Uzbekistan to help get troops or supplies into Afghanistan.
Posted: 02/05/2009 - A U.S. Embassy spokesman says an American diplomat has been found dead in his home in the Ethiopian capital.
Posted: 02/05/2009 - British Olympic organizers say construction costs for the 2012 London Games have risen but will be offset by savings in other areas.
Posted: 02/05/2009 - Kuwait's state-owned television says the Cabinet has approved a stimulus package to help the economy weather the global financial crisis.
Posted: 02/05/2009 - Boeing says a Dubai company established to lease the Chicago-based plane maker's latest model has slashed its order by more than three-quarters.
Posted: 02/05/2009 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised the Vatican's "unequivocal" demand that a prelate recant his denial of the Holocaust before he can be rehabilitated. She says the move is "important and good."
Posted: 02/05/2009 - Managers of one of Queen Elizabeth II's country estates have apologized for selling a soft toy with racist connotations in their gift shop.
Posted: 02/05/2009 - The State Department says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit Japan, South Korea, China and Indonesia on her first overseas trip as the top U.S. diplomat.
Posted: 02/05/2009 - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's party appears to be the big winner in last weekend's provincial elections.
Posted: 02/05/2009 - The Israeli navy has intercepted a ship carrying supplies to the Gaza strip from Lebanon in defiance of Israel's blockade.