Turkey has reacted with fury to a vote by French lawmakers to outlaw denial of the 1915 Armenian genocide, immediately cutting military ties and warning of “irreparable damage” to relations.
At least sixteen people were killed in a series of shootings on Thursday in the Mexican coastal state of Veracruz, where drug-related violence flared up earlier this year.
Argentines take to the streets to remember ten years since their nation’s disastrous economic meltdown, setting the national Christmas tree ablaze outside the presidential palace. World News Videos by NewsLook
A roadside bomb blast kills five Polish troops in Afghanistan, the largest loss of life since Warsaw joined the NATO force. World News Videos by NewsLook
Freezing winter weather in Afghanistan is bringing down the number of attacks by Taliban-allied fighters, but security is still a concern.
North Korean state media is reporting scenes of unrestrained public sadness at the death of long time leader Kim Jong-il. State media reported that Kim, 69, died of a heart attack while traveling on a train.
A nuclear submarine leased from Russia is all set to join the Indian Navy in early 2012. Official sources in New Delhi confirmed today that a Nerpa class nuclear submarine leased by the Indian Navy will leave Russian shores by end of the month. World News Videos by NewsLook
Tens of thousands demonstrate across Russia to protest against alleged election fraud — the largest such crowds in the post-Soviet era. World News Videos by NewsLook
Hundreds have taken to the streets in Guangdong Province and Hong Kong over the death of a villager in custody for his role in land seizure protests. World News Videos by NewsLook
OPEC oil producers have agreed to a new production limit that will keep output at roughly its current level. Iran had wanted to cut production, which would boost prices. But Saudi Arabia’s argument — that levels should be maintained — won out.
Egyptians went to the polls for day one of the second round of parliamentary elections on Wednesday. Large numbers of voters turned up in nine provinces, but across the country, numbers were lower than in the previous round.
Paul Heinbecker, who led the Canadian delegation to the 1997 Kyoto talks, describes the Durban Platform as a significant step towards a creating a multilateral climate accord. World News Videos by NewsLook
The United Nations’ envoy to Yemen met government officials in Taiz, as protesters in Sanaa called for the resignation of President Saleh. Video News by NewsLook
One of the last remaining leaders of the Shining Path guerrilla movement in Peru admits defeat in a rare interview and calls for a truce with the Peruvian government. Video News by NewsLook
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has strongly criticized US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for encouraging and supporting Russians protesting election fraud, and warned of a wider crackdown on dissent. Video News by NewsLook
Tensions are running high in the Democratic Republic of Congo where voters will have to wait at least another two days to find out who their new president will be. Election results had initially been expected for Tuesday.
Tens of thousands of Colombians have taken to the streets in an outpouring of national anger against FARC rebels. The protests are in response to the FARC’s killing of four hostages, all members of the armed forces shot during a raid by government troops on a FARC hide-out last month.