Ireland's finance minister rejected the European Commission's demand that it retroactively collect 13 billion euros in taxes from Apple, saying this was not Dublin's job in an interview with Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ) newspaper.
A German state minister charged Wednesday that over three times more eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil had entered the country than the national government has admitted.
Jailed South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius briefly left his Pretoria prison on Wednesday to attend his grandmother's funeral.
Indian and Chinese soldiers threw stones at each other resulting in minor injuries as they clashed along a disputed border in the Ladakh region of Kashmir, news reports and officials said on Wednesday.
Kenya's opposition will challenge President Uhuru Kenyatta's election victory at the Supreme Court, opposition leader Raila Odinga said Wednesday.
A giant tortoise that made a break from a Japanese zoo has been found safe and sound two weeks after it escaped -- just 140 metres from the park.
China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday urged India to protect the peace and stability of the border region after Indian sources said the soldiers of the two Asian giants were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas.
Australia's main scientific agency said it believed with "unprecedented precision and certainty" that a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed into the sea northeast of an area scoured in a fruitless two-year underwater search.
Fresh from shattering China's box-office record, patriotic blockbuster "Wolf Warriors 2" has claimed another slice of history by becoming the first non-Hollywood film to break into the top 100 all-time grossing movies worldwide.
The Australian government accused a New Zealand opposition party of conniving to bring it down by revealing that Australia's deputy prime minister is a New Zealand citizen, and thus ineligible to sit in parliament.