Posted: 12:29 PM The fraudsters were convicted earlier this month of attempting to bilk the government of 2.8 million pounds ($4.2 million) in a plot reminiscent of the Academy Award-winning hit "Argo" - but without that movie's heroic hostage rescue.
Posted: 11:02 AM After failing for a week to find a solution at home to a crisis that could force it into bankruptcy, Cypriot politicians were turning to the European Union on Sunday in a last-ditch effort to help the island nation forge a viable plan to secure an international bailout.
Updated: 10:45 AM The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is calling for greater United States involvement in Syria through the creation of safe zone that would allow the U.S. military to train opposition forces attempting to overthrow President Bashar Assad.
Posted: 11:08 AM Pope Francis and former Pope Benedict have concluded their meeting at the papal retreat south of Rome, where Benedict has been living since becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.
Posted: 12:30 PM The Swiss Alpine Club says the number of deaths in the mountains of the Swiss Alps and the Jura fell by a third in 2012 from the previous year due to often-poor weather that kept people away.
Posted: 11:54 AM Pandemonium broke out in the shadow of Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium on Friday as riot police raided an old museum that authorities want razed ahead of the 2014 World Cup, but where a few indigenous people had squatted for years.
Posted: 3:26 PM Zoo officials say the blue-eyed cubs with coats of black stripes on white were born there two months ago and bring the number at the zoo to nine. They say the cubs will soon be able to eat meat.
Posted: 3:21 PM Local fishermen have blamed the country's leading electricity generator for the die-off that left a carpet of red prawns on a beach in Coronel, about 330 miles (530 kilometers) south of the capital on Wednesday.