Brent crude passed $50 a barrel for the first time in 2016 in Asia Thursday after data showed a fall in US crude inventories, adding to expectations of a tightening global market.
America's nuclear force still uses floppy disks designed in the 1970s to coordinate some of its functions, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday.
by Ivan Couronne and Veronique Dupont
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump stumped Wednesday in California, the US state with the largest Hispanic population, doubling down on his anti-immigration position but assuring that "Mexican people" will vote for him in November.
Johnny Depp's wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 months of marriage to the Hollywood star, celebrity news media reported on Wednesday.
Cape Town - The South African-born trio of CJ Stander, Quinn Roux and Richardt Strauss have been included in Ireland's 32-man squad for their three-Test tour of South Africa.
Visiting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday left open the possibility of running for the South Korean presidency after his term with the world body ends.
Cape Town - Former head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Vusi Pikoli believes the chances of success are slim in the NPA's decision to appeal a court ruling that corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma be reinstated.
Gunmen in Burundi killed a policeman and a civilian in a nighttime raid, while a retired colonel was assassinated in a separate attack in the troubled country, government officials said Wednesday.
A war of words between Johnny Depp and an Australian minister reignited Wednesday with Barnaby Joyce claiming he was the Hollywood star's Hannibal Lecter after being told he looked as if he was "inbred with a tomato".
by Olivia HAMPTON
The man accused of gunning down nine African American churchgoers in South Carolina last year will face two death penalty trials, after federal prosecutors announced Tuesday they would seek capital punishment.
by Lachlan CARMICHAEL
The EU is set to unveil proposals Wednesday to make firms lift international barriers for Internet shoppers, and to force Netflix and Amazon to accept quotas for European movies and TV shows.
Eurozone finance ministers reached a vital deal with Greece after marathon talks Wednesday to unlock 10.3 billion euros ($12 billion) in bailout cash and start debt relief for Athens as demanded by the IMF.
by Kieran CANNING
Cristiano Ronaldo played down fears over his fitness ahead of Real Madrid's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on Saturday after the three-time World Player of the Year limped off towards the end of training on Tuesday.
Desmond Tutu's daughter has been forced to give up her duties as a priest in South Africa's Anglican church after she married a woman, she told AFP on Tuesday.
North Korea has challenged United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon to clarify the legal basis for UN sanctions against it, Pyongyang's state media said Tuesday.
An Egyptian forensic official has said that human remains retrieved from the EgyptAir 804 crash site point to an explosion on board, reports say.
The Coca-Cola Company said Monday that it was forced to cut back production of its popular sodas in Venezuela due to the shortage of sugar in the politically riven country.
by Eugenia LOGIURATTO
Acting Brazilian president Michel Temer's government faced its first major crisis Monday when a key minister stepped aside following a leaked recording in which he appears to discuss using Dilma Rousseff's impeachment to derail a huge corruption probe.
by Rim Haddad and Maher Al Mounes
More than 148 people were killed Monday in bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria, the deadliest attacks to date in the regime's coastal heartland.
Residue on pottery unearthed at an archeological site in northern China has revealed traces of a 5,000-year-old beer recipe that contained elements of East and West, researchers said Monday.
French Open chief Guy Forget insisted Monday that the showpiece Court Philippe Chatrier will have a roof by 2020 as a wet and chilly Roland Garros endured another frustrating day of rain delays.
Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has threatened to withdraw his country's troops from Somalia.
by Jérôme CARTILLIER Tran Thi Minh Ha
US President Barack Obama on Monday scrapped a Cold War-era ban on weapons sales to Vietnam, as ties between the former foes grow closer thanks to trade and mutual fears of Chinese expansion in disputed seas.
Pope Francis met the grand imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter that was sealed with a hugely symbolic hug and exchange of kisses.
Spanish star Sergio Garcia secured his first PGA Tour win since 2012 on Sunday after holding his nerve in a playoff to win the Byron Nelson Championship in Texas.
by Nina Lamparski and Simon Sturdee
Austria and the European Union were on tenterhooks Monday as they waited to see whether Norbert Hofer had won a election runoff to become the bloc's first president from the anti-immigrant far-right.
by Ammar Karim
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday announced the start of a military operation to retake the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group.
South African state prosecutors will Monday respond to a court ruling that President Jacob Zuma should face almost 800 corruption charges, in a move that could threaten his hold on power.
Six maps from the American War of Independence, which helped convince George Washington to make a crucial change in strategy, go up for auction in a French chateau next month.
by Amal JAYASINGHE
Desperate Sri Lankans clambered onto rubber dinghies and makeshift rafts Friday to escape monster floods in the capital Colombo as officials said half a million people had fled their homes across the island.