The inquest into the death in Britain of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was close to collapse Saturday after the coroner ruled he could not hear evidence about the alleged role of the Kremlin in his poisoning.
The latest makeover to a massive psychiatric tome honored by some, reviled by others and even called the "Bible" of mental disorders is being released Saturday with a host of new changes.
The outgoing head of the IRS told Congress that the US tax agency made "foolish mistakes" in targeting conservative groups, but insisted the action was not politically motivated.
The inquest into the death in Britain of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko is close to being scrapped after the coroner ruled he could not hear evidence about the alleged role of the Kremlin in his poisoning.
The Eurovision Song Contest returned to Sweden Saturday with pageantry fit for an Olympic ceremony, as flag bearers entered on stage to a special hymn by pop icon ABBA's song-writing duo.
Jewellery worth $1.4 million due to be loaned to stars at the Cannes Film Festival was stolen from a local hotel in a pre-dawn heist but the coveted Palme d'Or trophy was safe, officials said.
Leinster shrugged off the absence of star centre Brian O'Driscoll to beat Stade Francais 34-13 on Friday to clinch the European Challenge Cup.
A man was arrested on Friday after causing a scare at the Cannes Film Festival, where he attacked a TV studio with a gun loaded with blanks and a dummy grenade, police and witnesses said.
The former head of Spanish bank Caja Madrid became the first top banker to spend time in jail over alleged mismanagement in the financial crisis, officials said on Friday.
Mexico cut its 2013 growth forecast on Friday after the economy expanded less than expected in the first quarter due to slumping industrial production and near stagnant exports.
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