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  • Actress Betty White poses for a photograph in Los Angeles, California May 26, 2010.

    Seems like former “Golden Girls” actress Betty White really does have the Midas touch.

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    19 Aug 11
  • Rupert Murdoch owns outlets in many parts of the world.

    A private detective jailed for illegally intercepting voicemail messages on behalf of a journalist at one of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers has been ordered to reveal who asked him to carry out the phone-hacking.

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    19 Aug 11
  • Belgium's Finance Minister Didier Reynders addresses a speech at the International Club of Flanders (ICF) in Ghent, northern Belgium, June 28, 2011.

    Pressure on Germany and France to take radical action on the euro zone debt crisis mounted on Friday, as financial markets sagged further and Belgium added its support to calls for the region to issue debt jointly.

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    19 Aug 11
  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange August 19, 2011.

    Wall Street ended a fourth week of losses on a down note on Friday as most buyers left the market before the weekend on growing fears of another U.S. recession and destabilization in Europe’s financial system.

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    19 Aug 11
  • Israel-Gaza attacks stoke tension with Cairo

    Israel struck militants in Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets back on Friday following deadly gun attacks along the desert border with Egypt that have raised tensions between Israel and the new rulers in Cairo.

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    19 Aug 11
  • French actor Gerard Depardieu addresses the media on his latest sparkling wine edition at the Paasburg's winery store in Berlin, November 30, 2010

    French actor Gerard Depardieu outraged fellow passengers by urinating in the aisle of an Air France flight as it prepared to take off on Tuesday, forcing the plane to turn back to its parking spot.

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    18 Aug 11
  • “Vampire” arrest sparks discussion on pop culture

    The arrest of an American man who broke into a woman’s house and tried to suck her blood over the weekend has sparked discussion about the impact of vampire books and movies on youth culture.

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    18 Aug 11
  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall-style event in Alpha, Illinois August 17, 2011. Obama is on a Midwest bus trip through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.

    Approval of President Barack Obama’s handling of the U.S. economy has fallen to a new low of 26 percent, according to a Gallup poll released on Wednesday in the aftermath of a bruising fight with Congress over federal spending.

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    18 Aug 11