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France Passes Tough New Anti-Piracy Measure

Posted: 09/22/2009 - French lawmakers passed a tough new measure to crack down on illegal downloading Tuesday. The legislation would impose fines of up to 300,000 euros — the equivalent of about $440,000 — as well as possible prison terms for the illegal download of films or music.

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House Leader Wants Commander Briefing On Afghanistan

Posted: 09/22/2009 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The House majority leader wants the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan to brief Congress on his recommendations to revise U.S. military strategy in that volatile country.

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Leaders To Focus On Climate Change At Summit

Posted: 09/22/2009 - UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- World leaders converge Tuesday in New York to focus on climate change, with the clock ticking down toward a summit this year in Denmark, where a global climate change pact is to be signed.

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German Transit Bus Crashes Killing Five

Posted: 09/22/2009 - BERLIN, Germany (CNN) -- Five people were killed and seven were injured Tuesday when a local transit bus crashed into a ravine in western Germany, police said.

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Palin To Give Speech In Hong Kong

Posted: 09/22/2009 - Former U.S. Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be in Hong Kong this week to address about 1,000 investors from around the globe in what is billed as her first speech outside North America.

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At Summit, Leaders To Focus On Climate Change

Posted: 09/22/2009 - World leaders converged Tuesday in New York to focus on climate change, with the clock ticking down toward a summit this year in Denmark, where a global climate change pact is to be signed.

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France Dismantles Migrant ‘Jungle’

Posted: 09/22/2009 - French authorities on Tuesday dismantled a makeshift camp dubbed “the Jungle,” which housed illegal migrants fleeing dangerous homelands to seek a more prosperous life in Europe.

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Death Toll Rises To 11 In Bhutan Quake

Posted: 09/22/2009 - The death toll from Monday’s 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Bhutan rose to 11, the country’s home minister said Tuesday.

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Latin American Drug Cartels Find Home In West Africa

Posted: 09/21/2009 - Colombian and Mexican drug cartels have jumped the Atlantic Ocean and expanded into West Africa, working closely with local criminal gangs to carve out a staging area for an assault on the lucrative European market.

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Pakistan Arrests Top Taliban Commander

Posted: 09/21/2009 - Pakistan has arrested a key militant commander suspected of launching suicide attacks in the country’s northwest, Pakistan’s army announced Monday.

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Oil trader Offers Pay Out Over Toxic Waste Dumping

Posted: 09/21/2009 - LONDON, England (CNN) — A giant oil-trading company is offering to pay thousands of Africans a settlement after a contractor illegally dumped toxic waste in West Africa three years ago.

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Report: U.S. General Calls For More Troops In Afghanistan

Posted: 09/21/2009 - America's top commander in Afghanistan warns that more troops are needed there within the next year or the nearly 8-year-old war "will likely result in failure," according to a copy of a 66-page document obtained by The Washington Post.

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Tiny T. Rex Fossil Discovery Startles Scientists

Posted: 09/18/2009 - A pint-sized version of the Tyrannosaurus rex, with similarly powerful legs, razor-sharp teeth and tiny arms, roamed China some 125 million years ago, said scientists who remain startled by the discovery.

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Obama Scraps Bush-Era Missile Defense For New Plan

Posted: 09/18/2009 - The United States is significantly overhauling Bush-era plans for a missile defense shield in Europe, based partly on the latest analysis of Iran's offensive capabilities, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

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Argentina Media Bill Advances

Posted: 09/18/2009 - The lower house of Argentina's Congress has approved a controversial media law that spells out media ownership rules and calls for the creation of a regulatory agency.

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Protesters Chant 'Death To Dctator' At Annual Tehran Rally

Posted: 09/18/2009 - Large crowds gathered in the Iranian capital Friday to march in an annual pro-Palestinian rally, among them thousands of green-clad supporters of the opposition movement, according to CNN sources in Tehran.

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2 Service Members Killed In Afghanistan

Posted: 09/18/2009 - Two service members with the NATO-led forces in Afghanistan were killed after being struck by a roadside bomb, military officials said Friday.

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