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I’m ready to be the Iron Lady of America, says Bachmann

I'm ready to rise up and become the Iron Lady of America, says BachmannThe once front-runner of the Republican race takes inspiration from Thatcher as she faces tough battleBy Toby…

Death toll rises as clashes continue in Egypt’s Tahrir Square

CAIRO _ A fourth day of clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Monday brought the death toll to 13 as Egypt's interim leaders defended their handling of the protests and…

Analysis: Apocalypse now? Anything is possible

KOREA-CARTER:

Apocalypse now? Anything is possible as the world watches

ANALYSIS: By Aidan Foster-Carter

THE sudden death of Kim Jong-il changes North Korea, in Donald Rumsfeld's useful phrase, from a known unknown…

Syria accused of stalling tactics after Arab League deal

Syria agreed to allow the Arab League to send observers into the country Monday, temporarily averting a threat by regional powers to refer Damascus to the UN Security Council.

Opposition groups…

Reserve Bank of Australia lowers key lending rate

Reserve Bank of Australia lowers key lending rate

Glenn Stevens, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, said, “on the basis of all the available information, that the inflation outlook afforded scope for a modest reduction in the…

Light may not be fastest

Light may not be fastest

A new trial of a previous experiment that showed sub-atomic particles called neutrinos could travel faster than the speed of light appears to provide further evidence that the results may…

Swiss banks ready to reveal clients to U.S.

Swiss banks ready to reveal clients to U.S.

Swiss banks are likely to settle a U.S. investigation of offshore tax evasion by providing, the names of thousands of Americans holding accounts with them. A final accord could be…

Celebrations erupt after Muammar Gaddafi killed in Libya

Celebrations erupt after Muammar Gaddafi killed in Libya

Abdul Hafiz Ghoga, vice chairman of Libya’s National Transitional Council, confirmed that the ousted Libyan leader was killed on Thursday near Sirte, Libya. “We announce to the world that Muammar…

Australia scraps Malaysia asylum-swap plan

After failing to gain enough votes in parliament to allow asylum seekers to be processed outside of Australia, the Australian government announced today that it will now process asylum seekers…

Swype acquired by Nuance

Swype acquired by Nuance

Nuance, maker of popular speech recognition software, acquired Swype, maker of a popular virtual keyboard for touchscreen devices including phones powered by Google’s Android operating system, on Friday in a…