A Canadian hang-gliding instructor who police say swallowed a memory card possibly containing video of a fatal accident was granted bail Friday, a court spokesman said.
France Muslim Fears
France is home to Western Europe's largest Muslim population, but on the eve of presidential elections, mainstream French society is questioning whether a person can be both Muslim and French -- and that worries French Muslims, who see no contradiction between the two identities.
Residents of the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo found nine bodies hanging from an overpass Friday morning, along with a message directed to a drug cartel.
The governor of Mexico's eastern state of Veracruz vowed Friday to create two organizations -- one to help the victims of organized crime and the other to protect journalists.
The diplomatic drama over Chen Guangcheng showed promising signs of a resolution Friday, with China indicating the activist could apply to travel to the United States and New York University announcing it has invited him to be a visiting scholar.
As criticism intensified over the Obama administration's handling of Chen Guangcheng's case, the State Department released a translation of his friend's Twitter post in which the Chinese activist denies he wanted political asylum and says he was not forced out of the U.S. Embassy.
China, U.S. searching for 'face-saving' solution to Chen saga.
Throughout her nearly 24-hour journey from Washington to Beijing, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton avoided the cameras of journalists traveling on her plane. For nearly a week leading up the trip -- ever since the blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng had fled his village home and sought refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing -- both the secretary and her spokespersons refused to answer any and all questions about him, save a tight-lipped "We've got nothing on that for you." But the U.S. officials did have someting, a full-scale diplomatic mess that would play out not just behind closed doors, but through the media and social media with every few hours bringing a new twist.
Just two hours before President Barack Obama landed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, a congressional delegation was departing.
Argentina angered some this week when it released an advertisement filmed in the Falkland Islands that claims that the country still has sovereignty over the South Atlantic island chain.
Eight UK government ministers were given the right Friday to see written witness statements before the witnesses testify to an independent inquiry into phone hacking and news media ethics.
Mass demonstrations are expected in Cairo Friday after several parties urged supporters to voice their outrage at this week's deadly clashes and demand the resignation of Egypt's interim military government.
Saudi Arabia is re-establishing its diplomatic presence in Egypt after tensions briefly spurred the kingdom to pull its envoys and shutter its missions, Egyptian and Saudi state news agencies said Friday.