An investigative committee of US senators is to release a report on the CIA’s "enhanced interrogation techniques" after 9/11. US President Obama has cautioned the public not to judge the findings too quickly.
US software giant Microsoft has sued the South Korean electronics corporation Samsung over an alleged violation of smartphone patents. But it says it wants its partnership with Samsung to continue.
An explosion at a metals factory in eastern China has killed dozens of workers and injured scores more. The blast is thought to have been caused by dust set alight by open flames.
US President Barack Obama has conceded that Western sanctions have not had their desired effect on Russia. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister David Cameron has called on NATO to increase its presence in Eastern Europe.
Hamas has pushed back against claims that it abducted an Israeli soldier, saying it has no information on his whereabouts. Meanwhile, more than 100 Palestinians have been killed since the ceasefire in Gaza collapsed.
German airline Lufthansa has temporarily diverted its flights away from Iraqi skies. Earlier, several other airlines rerouted their flights due to concerns that militants in Iraq have weapons that can shoot down planes.
The US ratings agency Moody's has upgraded Greece's credit worthiness by two notches. Despite the improvement, Greek government bonds still have "junk" status.
A private freight train has rammed into a EuroCity passenger line in the southwest German city of Mannheim, leaving dozens injured. There were no fatalities, according to authorities.
Al Qaeda-linked militant group al Shabab has assassinated a Somali parliamentarian in Mogadishu as he left a mosque. It is the fifth killing of a lawmaker this year.
Privacy activists in Austria have launched a class action lawsuit against Facebook. The head of the initiative has called on users around the world to join the cause and put pressure on the social media giant.
World leaders have condemned reported violations of a ceasefire in Gaza, with the US and UN blaming Hamas. They have called for the release of an abducted Israeli soldier.
International investigators have found more human remains at the flight MH17 crash site in east Ukraine. Recovery efforts in the area have been hampered by fighting between government and pro-Russian separatist forces.
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is seeking a settlement with German prosecutors who accuse him of bribery. Ecclestone's lawyers are said to have offered a sum of several million euros for the charge to be dropped.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald has refused to speak to a German parliamentary inquiry on the NSA scandal. He said the Bundestag's decision not to interview Edward Snowden is indicative of the committee's "empty symbolism."
Job growth in the US has expanded for the sixth consecutive month but at a slower pace than before. As more people sought to re-enter employment in July, the US jobless rate went up as well.
The deadly Ebola virus is moving faster than efforts to control it, the World Health Organization says. The warning came at the launch of a $100 million response plan to the epidemic.
Bulgaria has approved a deal that could see a new nuclear reactor built on the Danube river by 2023. An incredibly touchy issue in the EU's poorest country, Bulgaria is looking to reduce its dependence on Russian energy.
Poland is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the start of the Warsaw Uprising against Nazi German occupation. Almost 200,000 people were killed over 63 days before residents were forced to surrender.
Israel has declared a US and UN-brokered ceasefire in the Gaza Strip to be over, just hours after it came into force. Both Israel and the Islamist militant group Hamas have blamed each other for breaking the truce.
Uganda’s top court has reversed a law that criminalizes homosexuality. The country’s parliament passed the bill in February, prompting international outcry and sanctions from the United States.
A ship owned by the environmental group Greenpeace has left a Russian port for the first time since being impounded 10 months ago. The Arctic Sunrise is now headed for the Netherlands, where the organization is based.
A surprise offer by French telecommunications company Iliad for T-Mobile US has seen Deutsche Telekom's shares climbing sharply amid a market lull. US-based rival bidder Sprint may see its hopes dashed.
A three-day ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Islamist militant group Hamas has fallen apart within a few hours of it coming into effect. The two sides have accused each other of breaching the temporary truce.
Despite reports of deadly clashes nearby, a team of investigators has been able to access the MH17 crash site. Officials are working to recover the remains of dozens of victims and to establish the cause of the crash.
A number of Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in eastern Ukraine, according to the country’s military. The deadly attack occurred near Shakhtarsk, roughly 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the MH17 crash site.
More bloodshed has been reported in the Gaza Strip after Israel and the Islamist militant group Hamas agreed to observe a 72-hour ceasefire. Previous truces in Israel's offensive have had limited success.
Manufacturing activity in the world's second largest economy has picked up considerably in recent months, reaching a new high in July. Analysts viewed the latest figures as proof of China's continued reform drive.
Meriam Ibrahim Tehya Ishag, the Sudanese Christian who had been sentenced to death for converting from Islam, has arrived in the United States. She and her family are to settle in the country’s northeast.
At least 24 people have been killed and 270 others injured in a series of underground gas explosions in Taiwan. The blasts came after local residents had reported smelling the scent of gas.
Frustration and disappointment have set in hours after a slated major global WTO trade reform pact collapsed. India stuck to its demands for concessions that were not accepted by other member states of the world body.
Israel and the Islamist militant group Hamas have agreed to lay down their weapons for a period of 72 hours. The US has called on the two sides to hold talks towards a more durable ceasefire.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said that an international team recovered more bodily remains at the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine. For several days, conflict stopped investigators from reaching the site.
Shares in German sportswear giant Adidas have fallen to two-year lows after the company slashed its projected earnings, citing financial uncertainty in sanction-hit Russia. European markets struggled in general.
The United Nations and United States have announced an unconditional 72-hour ceasefire for the Gaza Strip to start on Friday morning. Israel had come under increased pressure to halt its military operations.
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