ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Riot police fired small amounts of tear gas Friday during a march attended by 2,500 high school students to mark the fifth anniversary of a fatal police shooting of a teenager — a killing that triggered major riots in Greek cities for three weeks.
BANGKOK (AP) — The leader of anti-government protests that have roiled the Thai capital acknowledged Friday that he did not have the numbers to overthrow the prime minister, and called for more followers to turn out for a massive Monday rally that he vowed would be the final showdown with authorities.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate in November to a five-year low of 7 percent. The surprisingly robust job gain suggested that the economy may have begun to accelerate.
When it came to sports, Nelson Mandela had the ability to inspire inspirational figures and leave global stars star-struck.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych met with his Russian counterpart Friday to discuss closer cooperation while protests clung to the capital over Ukraine's decision to scrap a deal with the EU.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Halfway through an ambitious nine-month process aimed at forging Mideast peace, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, after another round of shuttle diplomacy, has little to show for his efforts.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Here is the schedule of arrangements for the laying to rest of Nelson Mandela, as announced by South African President Jacob Zuma and the government communications office on Friday:
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands' Supreme Court has upheld rulings that the now-defunct Belgian bank Fortis NV was mismanaged from September 2007 to September 2008, and its then-management board can be held accountable.
NEW YORK (AP) — Good news was finally good news for the stock market on Friday.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Michelle Bachelet defended promises of deep social changes while her conservative rival Evelyn Matthei said reducing poverty and crime are more important than Bachelet's call for free education during a debate ahead of the presidential elections.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A long-awaited study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a link between tainted tap water at a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers.
For most of the world, his name is synonymous with courage and perseverance. Leaders and citizens, athletes and artists remembered Nelson Mandela on Friday — though many struggled to find words big enough to describe the man who changed the face of South Africa and inspired a continent and a world: a colossus, a father figure, a giant baobab tree providing shade for an entire nation.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament approved on Friday a state secrets law that stiffens penalties for leaks by government officials and for journalists who seek such information, overriding criticism that it could be used to cover up government abuses and suppress civil liberties.
LONDON (AP) — Investors took in stride forecast-busting U.S. jobs data Friday, sending stocks up sharply even though the figures reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve will begin to reduce its monetary stimulus this month.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A state lawmaker and his partner dressed in matching suits and ties embraced and kissed in front of Australia's Parliament House early Saturday in one of the nation's first same-sex marriages.