• US ups pressure on Israel as UN demands Gaza truce

    US ups pressure on Israel as UN demands Gaza truce

    The UN Security Council Monday joined US President Barack Obama in calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, after Israel and Hamas ignored calls for a truce despite mounting civilian casualties.
  • Kerry urges Hamas to accept truce as Gaza war rages

    Kerry urges Hamas to accept truce as Gaza war rages

    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday again placed the onus on Hamas to accept a ceasefire along the lines of an Egyptian proposal to end the conflict raging in Gaza.
  • China accuses Britain of interference over Hong Kong

    China accuses Britain of interference over Hong Kong

    China on Wednesday accused London of interfering in its internal affairs after British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg met two leading Hong Kong pro-democracy activists urging greater freedoms from Beijing.
  • SUMMARY: Economic news for Wednesday

    SUMMARY: Economic news for Wednesday

    The top world economic stories on Wednesday
  • Gaza toll hits 208 on 9th day of Israel air campaign

    Gaza toll hits 208 on 9th day of Israel air campaign

    A woman and a child were among three people killed in an Israeli strike on southern Gaza on Wednesday, raising the overall death toll to 208, the emergency services said.
  • Global turbulence tests US alliances

    Global turbulence tests US alliances

    Back before campaign promises needed to be cashed, Barack Obama told 200,000 Berliners that allies must "trust each other" and vowed to repair bonds torn by George W. Bush's go-it-alone diplomacy.