Barack Obama signs into law new provisions regarding counterterrorism and fresh sanctions against Iran.
Successor and youngest son of late leader Kim Jong-il is formally appointed head of the communist nation’s military.
The first of twin Grail satellites to study the moon in unprecedented detail enters lunar orbit.
The European community bids farewell to the worst year for the eurozone, which saw the toughest economic crisis in decades. The battle to save the single currency left boardrooms and flooded European streets - most…
Fedor Emelianenko has collected a knockout win over Japanese fighter, Satoshi Ishii, in the main event of the ММА Dream: New Year 2011 in Tokyo
Sonny Bill Williams is poised for a return to the NRL after he was spotted with Roosters supremo Nick Politis.
Some of Australia’s biggest retailers are breaching consumer laws with online refund policies: report.
As the Sydney Harbour Bridge lit up last night, it signalled the dawn of a new year.
MF Global unraveled thanks to a huge bet on European sovereign bonds that was part of CEO Jon Corzine’s ambition to transform a sleepy commodities broker into an investment-banking powerhouse.
Peter Roebuck’s “sons” were grateful for his generosity but have emerged to make allegations of sexual oppression and cruel beatings. Some friends of the cricket writer are sceptical about the claims – and the air of blackmail hangs over the saga – but even they admit they did not really know Roebuck. Adam Shand reports from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.