France's culture minister has snubbed the launch of Google's latest project, the Paris-based Cultural Institute Lab over a row about privacy.
A security official says police have fired tear gas to prevent students of Egypt's Islamic Al-Azhar University from taking protests outside their campus, in the third straight day of unrest there.
World leaders, family, friends and thousands of mourners who queued for hours to secure a seat in Johannesburg's FNB stadium paid tribute to South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.
Dozens of foreign leaders were expected to arrive Tuesday for the memorial service honoring former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg's FNB stadium.
World stock markets were muted Tuesday as profit taking offset mildly positive economic indicators from China.
A Swiss-based think tank says armed conflicts kill or injure thousands of people a year, but it is not always clear whether there is a potential for investigating and prosecuting war crimes.
The United States and 11 other nations negotiating a free trade zone stretching from Chile to Japan have failed to reach a final agreement at talks in Singapore.
French Presidency: 2 French soldiers killed in combat in Central African Republic's capital.
Two French soldiers were killed in combat in Central African Republic's capital, President Francois Hollande's office announced Tuesday, the first French casualties since he ordered a stepped-up military presence in the restive former colony to help quell inter-religious violence.
Joyous, singing South Africans gathered Tuesday to honor Nelson Mandela at a massive memorial service that is expected to draw some 100 heads of state and other luminaries, united in tribute to a man who became a global symbol of reconciliation.
Recalling the "burning, blinding and suffocating" horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday.
Egypt's best known diplomat says a constitution drafted by a 50-member panel he chaired offers unprecedented guarantees for democracy, individual freedoms and gender equality.
A U.N. spokeswoman says organizers are weighing moving part of January's Syria peace conference to the other end of Lake Geneva because of insufficient hotel rooms in Geneva itself.
Actor Ian McKellen says the British government has advised him not to go to Russia because of the country's anti-gay "propaganda" law.
China, North Korea's most important ally, says it wants friendly relations and hopes for stability following the purging of a top official considered close to Beijing.
The price of oil rose Tuesday amid optimism over an improving U.S. economy and encouraging data from China.
Spanish newspaper El Mundo says one of its reporters and a freelance photographer are being held hostage in Syria by a group linked to al-Qaida.
Egypt's Health Ministry says a fuel tanker overturned and exploded on a road in a Nile Delta city, killing 14 people.
Riot police and anti-government protesters confronted one another throughout the night on the snow-slicked streets of Ukraine's capital and a top opposition party said heavily armed security forces broke into its offices and seized computer servers.
Many of the ways in which this dusty, windswept area differs from most of North Korea are easiest to see at night.
The European Space Agency has set a tentative date for the first landing of a spacecraft on a comet.
Activists and families staged sit-in protests in Indian-held Kashmir on Tuesday to demand justice for torture and rape victims as well as answers about how 8,000 people allegedly disappeared in the conflict-ridden Himalayan territory.
A Chinese law professor said Tuesday that he has been expelled from his college after he refused to recant an article he wrote calling for constitutional rule in China.
Syrian activists say government forces are pounding a rebel stronghold in the mountainous region near the Lebanese border in which a group of nuns are believed to have been held by opposition fighters.
The winners of the Nobel Prizes collect their awards on Tuesday. Here are some of the numbers that tell the story behind the honors and the ceremonies.
Finance ministers of the European Union are discussing what they still need to do to create centralized controls over banks.
The winners of the 2013 Nobel Prizes will collect their $1.2 million awards Tuesday at ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo. Here's a look at the laureates and their achievements:
A radical al-Qaida-linked preacher deported from Britain has gone on trial before a Jordanian military court and pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges.
A Libyan security official says gunmen have killed a senior police officer in the hometown of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
President Barack Obama opened a day of remembrance and celebration Tuesday for his personal hero Nelson Mandela, arriving in South Africa for a memorial service honoring the anti-apartheid icon who died last week at age 95.