The United States will have its first formal meeting with the Taliban on Thursday, a source close to the talks told CNN, and the Taliban has told reporters that they want to improve relations with the world. CNN's Nic Robertson explains what's happening.
Prince William's wife, Catherine, plans to give birth to their first baby in the same hospital wing where her husband was born to Diana, Princess of Wales, almost 31 years ago, sources familiar with the plans said Wednesday.
President Barack Obama followed in the footsteps of past U.S. leaders with a speech Wednesday at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate, where he said he would ask Russia to join the United States in slashing its supply of strategic nuclear warheads.
Italy's supreme court on Tuesday explained its earlier ruling that American Amanda Knox be retried in the 2007 death of her roommate, saying the jury that acquitted her didn't consider all the evidence, and that discrepancies in testimony need to be answered.
The United States is scheduled to begin talks with the Taliban in Qatar, but Afghanistan's president said his country's High Peace Council won't take part unless the discussion is Afghan-led. Hamid Karzai also shelved talks with the United States over keeping troops in Afghanistan past next year.
After a chorus of cries for social justice echoed through the streets of Brazil for days, protesters called for a time out Wednesday. Despite the anticipated lull in street marches, the government will beef up security with the deployment of elite police officers and firefighters.
Afghan forces formally took over security responsibilities for their country from NATO-led troops on Tuesday, marking a key transition in the long and costly war. What does it mean for Afghanistan and the U.S.?