China and the United States have traded barbs again at the World Trade Organization, with the U.S. ambassador accusing China of theft of technology and an envoy from Beijing retorting that the U.S. was "finger-pointing."
Pope accepts resignation of Los Angeles auxiliary bishop Alexander Salazar, accused of misconduct with a minor in 1990s
Germany's Cabinet has approved a plan to expand a system of visas allowing people from outside the European Union to seek jobs as it tries to tackle a shortfall of skilled workers
Philippine military officials say communist guerrillas abducted two soldiers and several militiamen and seized several rifles in an attack on an army base in the country's south in the latest flare-up of a nearly half-century-long insurgency
A criminal justice bill passed by the Senate would give judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and would boost prisoner rehabilitation efforts and has been hailed by scores of conservative and liberal advocacy groups
European Union officials have agreed to ban some single-use plastics, such as disposable cutlery, plates and straws, in an effort to cut marine pollution
Facebook has announced its third and biggest purge of military-linked accounts in Myanmar, where critics have charged the social network did too little to block inflammatory material that fueled hatred, particularly against the Muslim Rohingya minority
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Greece violated a prohibition on discrimination by applying Islamic religious law to an inheritance dispute among members of the country's Muslim minority
An international aid group says more than half a million displaced people in war-torn Yemen face the "double threat" of famine and freezing temperatures as winter sets in
The British government is publishing long-awaited plans for a post-Brexit immigration system that will end free movement of European Union citizens to the U.K.
Critic of Chechen ruler faces deportation from Poland as European nations become increasingly wary of sheltering refugees from Chechnya
German prosecutors say customs officials have arrested a 68-year-old Russian man on suspicion of exporting goods suitable for missile construction to 'military recipients' in his home country
The Trump administration's special envoy for North Korea says Washington is reviewing easing its strict travel restrictions to North Korea to facilitate humanitarian shipments to the North as part of efforts to resolve an impasse in nuclear diplomacy
Matts Olsson holds a slim lead after the opening run of men's World Cup giant slalom
Official figures show that consumer prices rose in November by their weakest rate in 21 months, a development that's likely to cheer consumers as they get ready for some last-minute Christmas shopping.
Pakistani officials say the government has approved fresh measures to avoid being blacklisted by an international group that monitors money laundering and terror financing
French police protesting overwork and thousands of unpaid hours were dragging their feet at passport check-in lines in at least one terminal at Charles de Gaulle airport, creating long lines of waiting passengers
Norway has enjoyed a boom in electric car sales, driven by government incentives
Manchester United has hired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager until the end of the season, bringing the Norwegian back to the club 20 seasons after he scored the winning goal in the Champions League final
Swedish broadcaster SVT says a key witness to the murder in Congo of two UN experts was poisoned in custody, citing a new confidential report by the United Nations