JAPAN-The head of the United Nations nuclear agency today visited the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan to gather first-hand information on the damage and repair operations, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported.
OSLO-As the investigation continues, the death toll in the Norwegian city of Oslo has risen much higher. Reports are now coming in of at least 80 killed in the summer camp shooting and seven dead in the explosion that rocked the city center.
OSLO-Police moved to lock down a major portion of Oslo's city center after explosions rocked the area today. The massive explosions shattered windows in the Government tower that houses the offices of the Norwegian Prime Minister as well as those of other government buildings in the area. A car bomb is suspected as the source […]
ROME-The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it will start airlifts within days to get vital supplies into Somalia, which is bearing the brunt of the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa, and is preparing to open up a number of new land and air routes to bring urgent relief to millions […]
GENEVA-Climate change is a real threat to international peace and security, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging developed countries to lead the global effort to find ways to mitigate and adapt to it detrimental effects, with emerging economies shouldering their fair share of the responsibility.
GENEVA-Top United Nations officials have joined the international tribunal set up to try those responsible for the worst crimes committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s in welcoming todayâ€™s arrest in Serbia of Goran HadÅ¾ic, who has been at large for more than seven years and was the courtâ€™s last remaining fugitive.
The U.K.'s phone hacking scandal seems to keep getting bigger, with more revelations, resignations and arrests. Here's a quick breakdown of some important stats in the scandal so far. For background on how the scandal developed, see our reader's guide and our collection of related MuckReads.
MEXICO-Authorities in Mexico discovered what they are saying is the largest Marijuana plantation ever found in Mexico. The plantation was located about 190 miles south of the U.S. border.
The oceans are in a worse state than previously suspected, according to an expert panel of scientists. In a new report, they warn that ocean life is "at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history". They conclude that issues such as over-fishing, pollution and climate change are […]