Nov 18, 2011 2:19PM ET
The New York Times has a report out Friday on the expanding investigation into whether optics giant Olympus's scandal over missing billions has connections to the yakuza.
Nov 18, 2011 12:20PM ET
Mundane mayhem isn't usually our fancy until it involves an organized, $1 million crime ring of waiters and waitresses in New York City's best (more on that later) steakhouses or someone stealing Marc Jacobs's entire spring collection.
Nov 18, 2011 11:27AM ET
President Obama is looking to reward the historically repressive country sometimes called Burma, other times called Myanmar, for liberalizing ever so slightly this past year, reports the AP and The New York Times.
Nov 17, 2011 2:48PM ET
On a chart designed by self-described "multidisciplinary artist" Bård Edlund, the time of day when the most people will be awake to read your pithy tweet (at least on the East Coast) is at 9 a.m.
Nov 17, 2011 6:07AM ET
A self-immolation took place in the heart of China's capital city last month, but it has taken weeks for the news to leak out via foreign tourists.
Nov 16, 2011 12:50PM ET
Clothing retailer Benetton has launched another shock-ad campaign that aims to sell more of their high-end clothes folks with Photoshopped images of world leaders playing tonsil hockey.
Nov 16, 2011 12:29PM ET
In Syria, army defectors have attacked government military bases near Damascus and France has recalled its ambassador, citing security concerns.
Nov 16, 2011 12:16PM ET
Neville Thurlbeck, the former News of the World chief reporter at the center of the phone hacking scandal — the man holding the smoking gun, so to speak — picked a curious moment to stand up for News Corp.'s top executives.
Nov 16, 2011 9:28AM ET
Obama will be adding more troops to Australia over the next year, but it doesn't have anything to do with fearing China, he explained in a joint conference with the Australian Prime Minister.
Nov 16, 2011 8:20AM ET
Cartoonist Steve Breen on the Syrian president.
Nov 15, 2011 11:58AM ET
In a rare on-the-record interview, the U.S. military is refuting the revisionist account of the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound published this month by former Navy SEAL Chuck Pfarrer.
Nov 15, 2011 11:56AM ET
Vladimir Putin is the winner of the second annual Confucius Peace Prize — for orchestrating a "remarkable enhancement to the military might and political status of Russia." Really?!
Nov 15, 2011 10:01AM ET
It's been the deadliest day since the anti-government protests began in March.
Nov 14, 2011 12:15PM ET
The Players: Per-Arne Tuftin, a tourist official from Norway who isn't sold on the Finnish Northern Lights; Mervi Holmén, who works for the Finnish Tourism Board and hopes to bank off of their Northern Lights-gone-viral marketing success
Nov 14, 2011 11:10AM ET
Pakistan, our "ally from hell," doesn't seem to be helpful toward American forces deployed on its border with Afghanistan: The Washington Post's Joshua Partlow reports that U.S. soldiers aren't sure if a recent firefight was with insurgents or Pakistani forces.
Nov 14, 2011 7:15AM ET
After a Iranian weapons depot mysteriously exploded on Saturday, a "Western intelligence source" told Time what many observers already believed to be true — that Israel was behind it.
Nov 13, 2011 1:20PM ET
If he had, the Egyptian dictator might have noticed the simmering rage that eventually drove him from power.
Nov 13, 2011 10:50AM ET
The government of Brazil sent 3,000 troops into Rocinha, the hillside shanty town overlooking Rio de Janeiro, in an effort to drive out crime and violence in advance of the 2014 World Cup.
Nov 12, 2011 6:09PM ET
Take it away, @DrSamuelJohnson: "Politickal Priapus Signor Silvio BERLUSCONI does tender his Resignation, doubtless in order to spend Time with other People's FAMILIES."
Nov 12, 2011 12:51PM ET
The Italian Parliament votes for an austerity plan, clearing the way for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's resignation, expected Saturday.
Nov 12, 2011 11:13AM ET
The Arab League is trying to be delicate, intervening to stop killing of anti-government protesters in Syria, without raising the specter of another European or American intervention.
Nov 12, 2011 9:42AM ET
The former IMF head and French presidential hopeful is implicated in a prostitution inquiry, but he proclaims his innocence.
Nov 12, 2011 9:08AM ET
Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was freed by Venezuelan commandos, two days after being kidnapped by a group of gunmen in front of his home.
Nov 11, 2011 6:21PM ET
After months of allegations of corporate malfeasance, bad investments and illegal acts at the company, on November 11, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police officially began an investigation into the company.
Nov 11, 2011 6:13PM ET
For the first month in the eight months since an earthquake and tsunami hit the Fukushima nuclear power station, the Japanese government has opened the area to media.
Nov 11, 2011 2:49PM ET
It started with activists looking to the Middle East for inspiration, now Occupy Wall Street actually plans to go to the Middle East: On Thursday it approved $29,000 to send 20 observers to Egypt's election two weeks from now.
Nov 11, 2011 2:42PM ET
There are no survivors after a helicopter carrying seven Mexican officials and a pilot crashed into a hillside just south of the country's capital.
Nov 11, 2011 1:04PM ET
Ai Weiwei's wife has said that her husband will be using supportive donations given (and paper-airplaned) to them in order to contest China's $2.4 million in tax fines levied against the artist, multiple outlets reported.
Nov 11, 2011 10:46AM ET
Global markets breathed a sigh of relief this morning, as Greece's new Prime Minister was sworn into office on a mandate to implement a $177 billion European bailout and impose austerity measures on Greek society.
Nov 11, 2011 10:15AM ET
Timed only days after a released U.N. commissioned report showing that Iran's nuclear program included activities "specific to nuclear weapons," The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the U.S. may sell a package of precision-guided bombs to the United Arab Emirates in order to help "build a regional coalition to counter Iran."