WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday urged the United States and other world powers to demand that Iran change what he called its "genocidal" anti-Israel policy as part of negotiations with Tehran on a final nuclear deal.
KIEV - Anti-government protesters toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in Ukraine's capital and attacked it with hammers on Sunday in a symbolic challenge to President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia.
HAVANA - Colombia's main leftist guerrilla group, the FARC, said on Sunday it would implement a 30-day ceasefire from Dec. 15 while the government said it would keep pursuing the rebels after they attacked a police station a day earlier, killing eight.
BEIJING - Chinese authorities have banned shark fin and bird's nest soup from official receptions and told lower-level officials they cannot stay in suites on business trips in the latest step in a crackdown on extravagance and waste.
JOHANNESBURG - Fifty-three heads of state and government have so far confirmed attendance at upcoming memorial events for peace icon Nelson Mandela, South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said Sunday.
Eduardo Buenavista and Mary Joy Tabal claimed the right to represent the Philippines in the Paris Marathon on April 6, 2014 as they triumphed over their rivals in the 37th Milo Marathon national finals Sunday morning.
KIEV - Ukraine's opposition leaders urged hundreds of thousands of pro-Europe protesters at a rally on Sunday to keep up pressure on President Viktor Yanukovich to sack his government and drop plans for closer ties with Russia.
BANGKOK - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra proposed a referendum on her future on Sunday and promised to resign if that was what the people wanted, as anti-government protesters prepared for a final push to force her from power.
Three Chinese ships sailed through disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Sunday, the Japanese coastguard said, the first time since Beijing announced an Air Defence Identification Zone over the sea.