Putin once arm-wrestled U.S. pol in the ‘90s

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ALEXEY NIKOLSKY / RIA NOVOSTI / /EPA Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) recalled arm-wrestling Russian President Vladimir Putin in the 1990s, when the leader was young and relatively unknown. Here, Putin... Read More

Taliban attacks U.S. consulate in Afghanistan

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AREF KARIMI/AFP/Getty Images Afghanistan security forces walk past a dead body during an attack on the U.S. consulate in Herat, Afghanistan early Friday. KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban militants staged a... Read More

Woman busted for stashing cocaine in fake baby bump

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HO/AFP/Getty Images Colombian officials said Tabitha Leah Ritchie, 28, tried to smuggle two kilos of cocaine out of the country by stashing the drugs in a fake belly. A 28-year-old... Read More

Obama supports placing Syrian chemical weapons under UN control

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MOSCOW — Syria’s foreign minister says the war-torn nation has accepted a Russian proposal to surrender control over its chemical weapons to the international community. The move comes before President... Read More

China threatens ‘libelous’ social media users with jail

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MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images Chinese judicial authorities say that online users who post libelous comments on the web now face up to three years in prison depending on how many times... Read More

U.S. ranks 17th in terms of global happiness, U.N. study finds

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Maarten Wouters/Getty Images The Netherlands ranked fourth in the United Nations’ new World Happiness Report.  Smiles, everyone, smiles! The United Nations released its World Happiness Report on Monday which concludes... Read More

Lost hiker survives winter in Andes Mountains

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Diario de Cuyo / HANDOUT/EPA Uruguayan Raúl Fernando Gómez Circunegui (on table), next to governor of San Juan, Argentina, José Luís Gioja (R), survived the winter in the Andes Mountains... Read More