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Feb 9, 2012 3:26PM ET
Mexican troops seized 15 tons of methamphetamine in a western state of Mexico, the Associated Press reported Thursday, which if sold in the U.S. would be worth $4 billion.
Feb 9, 2012 2:23PM ET
The Pentagon opened the door for women to serve in combat Thursday, allowing females to serve in thousands of military jobs that inch them closer, if not directly on, the front lines.
Feb 9, 2012 10:48AM ET
U.S. officials are confirming what Iran (and lots of other observers) had always suspected: Israel is supporting those terrorists who have been taking out nuclear scientists in Iran.
Feb 9, 2012 9:36AM ET
After all-night meetings and a process riddled with delays and political posturing, Greek leaders have hammered out an austerity agreement to avoid default just in time for an EU meeting Thursday.
Feb 9, 2012 9:13AM ET
Penguin News, a Falkland Island newspaper, slyly called Argentinian President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner a "bitch" and, yes, people noticed.
Feb 9, 2012 9:09AM ET
A group of hackers calling themselves Swagg Security claims it has broken into the Web servers of chief Apple supplier Foxconn and leaked company user names and passwords, allowing anyone to place a large order ostensibly as a Foxconn client.
Feb 9, 2012 8:00AM ET
Cartoonist Steve Benson on Israel's very hairy situation.
Feb 9, 2012 6:13AM ET
Homs continues to be pummeled by Syrian forces who shelled the city for the sixth straight day on Thursday, killing more than 30 people with rockets fired into residential neighborhoods.
Feb 8, 2012 12:53PM ET
Ukraine's emergency situations minister is blaming alcohol for most of the country's weather-related deaths this winter.
Feb 8, 2012 11:10AM ET
The Egyptian prime minister says the government's going ahead with prosecutions against American and other foreign and local NGO workers, despite threats from the U.S. government that it stands to lose $1.3 billion in annual military aid and $250 million in economic aid from the United States.
Feb 8, 2012 9:48AM ET
After yesterday's meeting was postponed, Greek party leaders were supposed to meet today to agree on a plan to avoid default, but it looks like a missing translation of the agreement is what's holding the crucial meeting up.
Feb 8, 2012 9:07AM ET
The latest in posturing from Iran involves reminding the world (and the U.S. in particular) that it has long-range missile that could hit the U.S. anywhere -- which is hardly surprising, since Israel was making that claim last week.
Feb 8, 2012 8:52AM ET
One thing we learned from conflicting reports about the United States' plan to shrink its diplomatic presence in Iraq was the sheer size of the "country within a country," as The Washington Post calls it.
Feb 8, 2012 8:29AM ET
Bashar al-Assad sure has a funny way of showing he's "committed" to ending violence as Syrian forces shelled the city of Homs Wednesday morning, continuing the bombardment for the fifth day in a row.
Feb 8, 2012 6:53AM ET
After announcing his resignation yesterday because he didn't want to "run the country with an iron fist" former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed says he was forced to make that decision at gunpoint.
Feb 8, 2012 6:25AM ET
A massive whale shark that may be among the largest fish ever caught, was pulled from the waters off Pakistan yesterday.
Feb 7, 2012 3:09PM ET
The editor of the London Times is very, very sorry about one of his reporters hacking a detective's email; in fact, a lot of people took turns apologizing on Tuesday at the UK Leveson inquiry into media ethics.
Feb 7, 2012 2:21PM ET
Reuters is out with a report that China is buying up oil from Saudi Arabia and other sources to reduce the amount it depends on Iran as it negotiates prices with Tehran
Feb 7, 2012 1:03PM ET
As the brutal regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad continues killing thousands of its own people, a new cache of leaked e-mails reveal who played nice with the Arab autocrat.
Feb 7, 2012 12:56PM ET
As federal investigators probe News Corporation over allegations its employees hacked into 9/11 victims phones, it's starting to look like they won't find anything, but the FBI thinks it's got a good case to make in regards to bribery charges instead, Reuters reports.
Feb 7, 2012 11:32AM ET
A British woman who served with the Royal Air Force for the last two months of World War I was the last known veteran of the war when she died in her sleep Saturday night.
Feb 7, 2012 10:23AM ET
An Islamist movement in Algeria has lead to the shuttering of the country's oldest bars, the rise of fly-by-night networks of suppliers, and secret sales of liquor in people's homes--all signs that the country is in the middle of its own prohibition era.
Feb 7, 2012 9:30AM ET
France and Italy have both recalled their ambassadors to Syria, as have Gulf Arab countries, but Russia has sent a special envoy to the embattled country, where violence between the government and rebels increased on Tuesday.
Feb 7, 2012 5:19AM ET
Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed resigned today after a "mutiny" by police officers who took over the state broadcaster in the nation's capital.
Feb 6, 2012 5:49PM ET
Fears that Greece won't accept a new bailout deal are having a chilling ripple effect from Greece to Western Europe to the United States.
Feb 6, 2012 12:51PM ET
Facebook and Google are leading the way for online companies in India to remove content deemed religiously or politically offensive, after a court there threatened a large-scale crackdown if they didn't comply.
Feb 6, 2012 12:45PM ET
On Sunday, the U.S. proposed an international coalition of the willing to aid Syria's opposition following a decision by Russia and China to block a U.N. effort to end the violent conflict.
Feb 6, 2012 11:19AM ET
The Simpsons have now joined Barbie as targets of an Iranian crackdown, putting one of the iconic blonde doll's biggest critics on the same blacklist as her.
Feb 6, 2012 10:50AM ET
A new executive order the president just signed puts a hold on all Iranian assets in the United States, including those of the country's central bank, that blocks them from export, transfer, or anything else, as part of a new round of sanctions by the government.
Feb 6, 2012 10:25AM ET
Perhaps worried Norway had momentarily forgotten about how much it hated him, Anders Breivik put on a show of being a hero in his court appearance Monday, demanding a medal and saying he acted to prevent "cultural destruction."