US President Barack Obama broke with the policies of his predecessor by lifting a ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Obama said that "scientific integrity" should inform government decision-making rather than ideology.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy (left) is visiting Mexico on a mission to boost trade with the country and to discuss the case of Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, who is languishing in a Mexican jail on kidnap charges.
The pastor of an Illinois church was shot dead on Sunday before shocked parishioners, who then tackled the gunman. The unidentified attacker also wielded a knife. Two parishoners and the attacker suffered knife injuries.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is visiting Mexico on a mission to boost trade with the Central American country. He will also plead the case of Frenchwoman Florence Cassez (pictured) who is languishing in a Mexican jail on kidnap charges.
Freed Guantanamo prisoner Binyam Mohamed, a UK resident, has said conditions at the US detention camp in Cuba have worsened since President Barack Obama was elected, claiming guards wanted to "take their last revenge".
A day after Brazil’s President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva criticised a Catholic archbishop’s decision to excommunicate people who helped a minor have an abortion after she was raped, a senior Vatican cleric defended the excommunication.
Two former New York cops have been sentenced to life in prison in a sordid tale of murder, attempted murder, blackmail, drug trafficking, money laundering and passing information onto a local mafia family, prosecutors said.
Hillary Clinton concludes her first European trip as US Secretary of State in Turkey. Aside from official meetings with Turkey’s president and PM, Clinton also plans to reach out to the Turkish people by appearing on a popular talk show.
US President Barack Obama picked Friday a former Clintonite, Melanne Verveer, to serve as a US ambassador-at-large for international women's issues. Verveer is co-founder of the nonprofit group Vital Voices Global Partnership.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a joint press conference in Geneva that the two countries could cooperate and continue discussions on 'international priorities'.