A state of emergency is declared in Ecuador after President Rafael Correa accuses the opposition and the security forces of a “coup attempt”.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, one of President Barack Obama’s most powerful aides, plans to step down on Friday to pursue a run for Chicago mayor, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
Four major energy companies are pulling out of Iran in order to comply with US sanctions, the State Department says.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – American International Group Inc laid out a plan on Thursday that sets the insurer on an accelerated path for payback of bailout money, but it also increases the risk for the U.S. government.
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Archeologists have uncovered evidence suggesting that early humans braved cold temperatures to occupy highlands in Papua New Guinea 50,000 years ago in search of food.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney on Thursday launched a multimedia healthy lifestyle initiative aimed at kids featuring public-service announcements by first lady Michelle Obama and young Disney stars.
Tributes are paid to the actor Tony Curtis, who has died at his home in Nevada at the age of 85.
A court in India says a disputed holy site in the city of Ayodhya should be split between Hindus and Muslims, but both sides plan to appeal.