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Loyalty contract may help Cameroon national football team's success this year

February 29, 2012

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St. Petersburg prohibits citizens from showing public support for gay rights

February 29, 2012

St. Petersburg lawmakers recently passed a controversial bill that many see as a step backward for the Russian city. Read Article »


Mexico and Colombia go head-to-head at friendly football game in Miami tonight

February 29, 2012

An upcoming exhibition match between the Mexican and Colombian national football teams has sports fans on the edge of their seats. Read Article »


"Real Housewives" show franchise comes to Vancouver

February 29, 2012

The first season of "The Real Housewives of Vancouver" is set to air in Canada on April 4. Read Article »


Brazilian bishop and wife murdered recently

February 29, 2012

Edward Robinson Cavalcanti, the Anglican bishop of Pernambuco and his wife Miriam were found dead in their Olinda home over the weekend. Read Article »


Investigators link political party to fraudulent calls from last elections

February 29, 2012

In Canada's last federal election, citizens living in Guelph, Ontario, received calls informing them the polling station location had been changed. Read Article »


Many think murder plot against Putin may have been ploy before elections

February 29, 2012

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's life was recent threatened by an Islamic rebel group, but he was not phased by this news. Read Article »


Chemical plant explosion in China kills 13 works, injures 43

February 29, 2012

Earlier this week, an explosion at a chemical factory in China's northern Hebei Province claimed the lives of thirteen people and injured another 43, according to BBC News. Read Article »


First Chinese architect wins Pritzker Architecture Prize

February 28, 2012

Wang Shu recently became the first Chinese architect to win the coveted Pritzker Architecture Prize. Read Article »


Former governor of Nigerian state pleads guilty to thievery charges

February 28, 2012

James Ibori, 53, managed to lie and deceive his way into the governor's seat of the oil-producing Delta state in Nigeria in 1999. Read Article »


Nelson Mandela's hospital visit ends on positive note

February 28, 2012

South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela, 93, recently went to Johannesburg's Milpark hospital to have an abdominal examination after reporting pains. Read Article »


Arizona officials plan trip to Mexico to promote international business and tourism

February 28, 2012

Mexico will soon welcome Phoenix, Arizona, Mayor Greg Stanton and city manager David Cavasos to talk business. Read Article »


Local South African people remove horns to protect rhinos

February 27, 2012

Poachers have been targeting South Africa's rhino populations for their ivory horns, and recent increases in killings are threatening the species. Read Article »


Russian movie, Hipsters, to debut in U.S.

February 24, 2012

Hipsters, a movie released four years ago in Russia is making its American debut beginning this week. Read Article »


Chinese company uses Michael Jordan's name illegally, faces lawsuit

February 24, 2012

Michael Jordan, basketball legend, businessman and athletic Renaissance man, is suing Chinese company Qiaodan for using his Chinese name without permission. Read Article »


Nigeria Eagles to take on Rwanda Wasps for 2013 Nations Cup qualifier

February 24, 2012

Nigeria football fans are getting ready to cheer for their national team, the Eagles, in the first 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Rwanda Wasps next week. Read Article »


Cameroon officials report major spike in elephant poaching incidents

February 23, 2012

Poachers have long been a threat to wildlife in Africa, with more and more rhinos and elephants being slaughtered for their horns and tusks each year. Read Article »


Fecafoot to scientifically determine age of players

February 23, 2012

Cameroon's football federation, Fecafoot, is taking actions to put an end to age trafficking. Read Article »


Caspian Sea freezes for first time in years, leaves pelicans stranded

February 22, 2012

Southern Russia's Caspian Sea froze over recently, and hundreds of Dalmatian pelicans have been left without a food source. Read Article »


Ancient tropical forest found under volcanic ash in China

February 22, 2012

Researchers recently discovered a tropical forest near Wuna, China, which had been covered in volcanic ash for nearly 300 million years. Read Article »


Mexican prison officials may have helped drug cartels members escape during riot

February 22, 2012

Earlier this week, a large-scale riot was staged at Apocado, a maximum-security prison in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to distract authorities as members of a prominent drug gang made their getaway. Read Article »


Germany finds presidential replacement in former activist Joachim Gauck

February 21, 2012

Germany's federal president Christian Wulff stepped down last week after the details of an early-career scandal emerged. Read Article »


Germany's President Christian Wulff tenders resignation

February 17, 2012

German President Christian Wulff stepped down from his position following the revelation of a home loan scandal he was involved with back during his days as the premier of Lower Saxony, the BBC News reports. Read Article »


Bebeto and Ronaldo to work on the Word Cup organizational committee

February 17, 2012

Brazil has been chosen to host the 2014 World Cup, and preparations for the event are already well underway. Read Article »


Canada finally agrees to allow tight-rope walker to cross the border his way

February 16, 2012

Daredevil Nik Wallenda will soon walk a tight-rope across the Niagara Gorge from the U.S. into Canada. Read Article »


Vice President of China visits old friends in Iowa

February 16, 2012

China's Vice President Xi Jinping recently traveled to the United States to meet with American leaders, and he also seized the opportunity to revisit a small heartland town. Read Article »


South Africa, New Zealand cricket teams gear up for Twenty20 matches

February 15, 2012

This weekend, New Zealand and South Africa will go head-to-head in a series of cricket matches that could be a deciding factor for the upcoming World Twenty20 tournament this fall. Read Article »


French bulldog acts as mom for abandoned boar babies in Germany

February 15, 2012

When six abandoned boar piglets were brought to the Lehnitz animal sanctuary in Brandenburg, Germany, resident French bulldog Baby stepped up to the plate and began to mother the infant pigs. Read Article »


Brazil's Carnival set to kick off this weekend

February 15, 2012

Carnival is one of the most highly anticipated annual events in Brazil, and this year's festivities will start around the nation on Friday. Read Article »


How to beat the stress of business travel

February 15, 2012

Business trips can be stressful, whether flying halfway around the world to meet with clients or darting across the country for a meeting, but there are ways to reduce the anxiety that comes with working on the go. Read Article »


Philippine golfer ends six-year no-win streak at Philippine Open

February 13, 2012

Professional golfer Mardan Mamat recently came out as the victor at the Philippine Open, marking the player's first win in six years. Read Article »


Police strike ends before Brazil's Carnival

February 13, 2012

After a week and a half, Bahia police have finally ended their strike. Read Article »


German man wins race to top of Empire State Building seven consecutive times

February 9, 2012

The annual Empire State Building Run-Up was held recently, and the man who won the race celebrated his seventh consecutive victory. Read Article »


"Survivor" producer awaits trial in Mexico for wife's murder

February 9, 2012

American Bruce Beresford-Redman was charged with the murder of his wife, an event which took place in Cancun, Mexico, in 2010, and he recently headed back across the border to stand trial. Read Article »


Germany's Golden Camera Awards honor American actors

February 9, 2012

Last Saturday, the 47th annual Golden Camera Awards were held in Berlin, Germany, and a few American actors were honored along with German celebrities. Read Article »


William Shatner announced as host for Canada's JUNO Awards

February 8, 2012

This year's JUNO Awards are starting to shape up, as The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) recently revealed this year's host. Read Article »


Russian scientists finally drill through to 20 million-year-old lake

February 8, 2012

Researchers from Russia's Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) recently managed to complete a project that began more than 20 years ago. Read Article »


Australia pushes for longer au pair work visas

February 8, 2012

Being an au pair gives an individual the chance to travel to foreign countries and fully immerse themselves in the local culture. Read Article »


Mexico's ruling political party chooses woman to run for president

February 7, 2012

The National Action Party (PAN) recently announced their choice for the presidential candidacy in the nation's upcoming elections - a woman. Read Article »


Bahai police strike endangers citizens, threatens national events

February 7, 2012

Bahai, Brazil's third-largest city, has recently been in turmoil since the majority of the police force has gone on strike. Read Article »


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