The leader of Australia's most populous state quit as premier on Wednesday in the face of mounting evidence that he failed to declare a 3,000 Australian dollar ($2,800) bottle of wine that arrived as a gift on his Sydney doorstep.
New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key said Wednesday that a New Zealand man and an Australian man with links to terrorism were killed in November during a drone strike in Yemen.
China's economic growth slowed to 7.4 percent in the first quarter, raising the risk of job losses and a potential impact on its trading partners.
State television in Togo says that 48 people died when a bus and truck collided on a road north of the West African country's capital.
Authorities in Jamaica say bodyguards for a Parliament member were shot at by gunmen in his gritty district.
An effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake has fallen short and exceeded costs, a U.S. government report said Tuesday.
An Athens court has convicted two Greek men to life imprisonment for stabbing a Pakistani immigrant worker to death last year, during a spike in racist attacks in the recession-ravaged country.
Puerto Rico boxing star Felix Trinidad has reached a debt deal with a local bank following alleged losses of $63 million that he blames on a former financial adviser.
Saudi Arabia's king has appointed a new intelligence chief, Youssef al-Idrisi, replacing Bandar bin Sultan in the key post, which oversees the kingdom's support for Syrian rebels.
Musicians who performed in the London production of "War Horse" have lost a legal bid to stop the National Theatre from replacing them with a recorded soundtrack.
Albanian police say they have arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly recruiting men to enlist with Muslim rebel groups fighting in Syria.
Staff at a London hair salon say they had a close shave with North Korean officials after using the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, to promote discount haircuts.
The president of Bolivia has delivered written legal arguments to the United Nations' highest court in his land-locked nation's bid to gain access to part of Chile's Pacific coast.
The European Union's Parliament on Tuesday completed the biggest overhaul of the bloc's financial system since the introduction of the euro currency, passing laws to minimize the risk and cost posed by failing banks.
A diplomat who has advised the British government on counterterrorism has been appointed head of the electronic spy agency GCHQ.
Sri Lanka on Tuesday accused Canada of using its funding of the Commonwealth as a political tool by suspending its $10 million annual contribution while Sri Lanka chairs the group's secretariat.
A day after his arrest, a prominent Rwandan singer said at a police news conference Tuesday that he has been in touch with outlawed rebel groups.
Sen. John McCain of Arizona has dismissed the European Union's sanctions on Russia following the crisis in Ukraine as "almost a joke" during a tour of the Baltic countries.
One of Britain's most prestigious all-girl schools is investigating an alleged anti-Semitic comment made by a teacher to a student.
The Vatican has responded to the latest round of U.N. sex abuse inquiries by suggesting it is only responsible for implementing a U.N. treaty against torture within the confines of the tiny Vatican City State.
Rebel fighters in South Sudan claimed Tuesday that they captured the capital of an oil-rich state, and they issued an ultimatum to oil companies to shut down production and evacuate workers. U.N. peacekeepers rescued 10 oil workers from the violence, but not before five were wounded.
Spooked by Russia's actions against Ukraine and what the Kremlin may attempt in the future, European Union defense ministers agreed Tuesday to step up cooperation with the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance.
Norway donated a restored Chinese silent film from the 1920s to China's national film archive on Tuesday, despite a prolonged diplomatic chill between the countries over the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.
The head of the Royal Navy says that Scottish independence would weaken Britain's sea forces.
The U.N. Yugoslav tribunal has refused to throw out any charges against former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic at the midway stage of his war crimes trial.
A key German measure of investor confidence in the economy slipped in April as the conflict in Ukraine created uncertainty about the future.
Iraq's justice minister says authorities have closed down a notorious prison west of Baghdad over security concerns.