Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region are holding a crucial face-to-face meeting on Wednesday in what could be a last chance for the two men to resolve a bitter dispute over the region's plans to hold a secession referendum in November.
Australian authorities have ceased search operations for a 41-year-old Indian seafarer who fell overboard from a ship on Sunday.
The Milky Way, the galaxy that contains our solar system, is way smaller than astronomers previously thought, says a study.
The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists, congressional investigators say.
A group of Air New Zealand passengers finally got airborne on Tuesday after being stranded for three nights due to repeated delays from mechanical problems.
Rats have been blamed for a train accident in France that left 40 people injured earlier this month, media reports said on Tuesday.
Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorising an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.
Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.
According to an alarming study, young troops in the US suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) at nearly three times the rate of civilians their own age.
A UN-backed tribunal on Wednesday began a hearing to prepare for the genocide trial of the two senior surviving leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, under whose rule an estimated 1.7 million people died in the late 1970s from starvation, exhaustion, disease and execution.
Italy's Finmeccanica has reached an agreement with prosecutors to settle legal proceedings over a high-profile helicopter contract between one of its units and India.
A Philippine official says a communist guerrillas' move to free four abducted police officers has sparked hopes for resuming stalled peace talks but a major obstacle remains.
Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that he is not considering ratcheting up sanctions against Russia while his government focuses on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner disaster in Ukraine.
Eyes fixed on a screen, joystick in hand, the operator of a remote-controlled saw painstakingly dismantles metal rods at one of Germany's mothballed nuclear reactors.
An Ariane 5 ES heavy rocket lifted off from South America late on Tuesday bearing Europe's fifth and final robot supply ship for the International Space Station (ISS), mission control said.