A new Israeli air defense system has stood up to a series of recent live tests. During a visit from Republican House Speaker John Boehner, Israel's defense minister said "David's Sling" could be operational next year.
Federal prosecutors have indicted the New Jersey senator, Robert Menendez, on charges of public corruption following a two-year investigation. He is a senior member of the foreign policy, banking and finance committees.
Turkey's army says it detained the nine Britons, who were trying to cross into Syria illegally. Turkish territory is increasingly being used by would-be Western jihadists wishing to fight in Syria.
Talks between world powers aimed at reaching an agreement on Iran's nuclear program are set to continue. Negotiations are extending into a second day beyond the March 31 deadline.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has traveled to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. There, he received encouragement from Merkel about Ukraine's path toward peace and reforms.
Negotiations between Iran and world powers over plans to restrict Teheran's nuclear program have failed to reach a compromise in the latest round of talks. Foreign ministers say progress has been made, however.
The Indian government has announced it wants to double the Asian nation's exports over the next five years. It will also work towards adjusting existing tariff structures to make it easier for India to join trade pacts.
US President Barack Obama has issued an executive order which will allow economic sanctions on US and foreign hackers. The move will enable authorities to punish individuals, as well as entities engaged in cyber attacks.
At least four people died after a fire erupted on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Some 300 people have been evacuated as firefighters battle to extinguish the blaze, according to Mexico's Pemex energy company.
Turkish police claim to have shot two alleged attackers outside a force headquarters in Istanbul, fatally injuring one of them. The incident comes a day after leftist militants took an Istanbul prosecutor hostage.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has traveled to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Yatsenyuk is looking to drum up support for Ukraine from Germany and the rest of the EU.
Thailand's ruling junta has lifted marital law after getting an approval from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to do so. The nation's coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha says he wants to invoke a controversial new order instead.
Some 2,000 people have been evacuated from a street in Holborn in central London. Six fire engines and 70 firefighters were called to the scene on Kingsway after an electrical fire broke out under the pavement.
Iran and world powers are reported to have made progress in talks to restrict Tehran's nuclear program. However, Germany and France say more needs to be done while Israel urged negotiators to demand "a better deal."
A bomb blast at a dairy in Yemen has killed at least 35 people. It was not immediately clear if an airstrike from the Saudi-led coalition or rebel forces caused the blast.
There's little chance of Russia avoiding a slide into recession this year, the World Bank has said in a new report. Reduced infrastructure investment will act as a brake on economic activity this year and next.
Russian authorities have denied entry to prominent businessman Seppo Remes and accused him of espionage, the Finnish investor claims. Remes is a board member in several Russian energy companies.
'Islamic State' has taken control of large parts of a Palestinian refugee camp, Yarmouk, to the south of Damascus. Meanwhile, neighboring Jordan has temporarily closed its Syrian border amid clashes.
South Korean authorities have indicted a man for attempting to murder the US ambassador to Seoul, Mark Lippert. The US envoy received multiple injuries to his face and arm during the Mach 5 attack.
Judges in the German city of Dresden has jailed a former police officer who was found guilty of killing a victim he met on a cannibalism website. The court watched a video that was recorded showing the murder.
German cabinet has decided to allow shale gas fracking in Germany, but only under strict regulation and for testing purposes. Even so, lawmakers criticized the proposed bill for not being strict enough.
Some African states have called upon the international community to intensify their response to Boko Haram. The head of the UNHRC told a rare special session of the body about the atrocities committed by the jihadists.
The two main British parties are neck-and-neck in the polls ahead of the May 7 general elections. But business leaders have now weighed in, perhaps giving one party a much-needed boost.
Lufthansa head Carsten Spohr has said it will take time to establish in detail what happened to flight 4U9525. French magazine Paris Match and German daily Bild claim to have flight footage retrieved from a mobile phone.
Although businesses in Germany remain upbeat, domestic factory orders fell last month, signaling weakening demand for goods made in Europe's largest economy. Industry leaders call on the government for policy changes.
After failing to meet a self-imposed deadline for a deal on Iran's nuclear program, negotiators have said there is much goodwill but differences remain. The atmosphere seems cautiously optimistic as talks continue.
Japanese woman Misao Okawa died of heart failure, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday. The woman had attributed her longevity to "eating delicious things" and getting plenty of rest.
The grandson of one-time richest American J. Paul Getty has died at his home in Hollywood Hills. The police have said there are not yet signs of foul play, but they have not ruled out a criminal act.
Pressure is mounting on Beijing to take more action, as the world's second-largest economy continues to slow. The latest surveys have indicated China's manufacturing remains lackluster.
Transportation unions in Argentina have organized a strike, calling on the government to reduce income tax for lower paid workers. The action brought cities to a halt.
European Union milk quotas have been lifted after more than three decades, prompting predictions ranging from "chronic price collapses are inevitable" through to dairy farmers being "freed from the costs of the quota."
A former military dictator has won Nigeria's presidential election. Standing on an anti-corruption ticket, Muhammadu Buhari swept to power with over two million more votes than the incumbent president.
Physicist Klaus Tschira, a member of the ex-IBM quintet that went rogue and founded what became Europe's largest software company, has died aged 74. After stepping back from SAP, he turned to philanthropy.
World governments issued 500 more death sentences in 2014 than 2013, according to Amnesty International. However, the rights group asserted that other figures show how "the death penalty is becoming a thing of the past."
The sorrow shared over last week's plane crash has brought France and Germany closer together. At inter-government consultations in Berlin, President Hollande invoked their deep friendship.