WASHINGTON (AP) - A former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton will become a senior counsellor to President Barack Obama, two persons familiar with the move said late Monday.
OSLO, Norway (AP) - The head of a watchdog group that is trying to rid the world of chemical weapons has received the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital.
SOWETO, South Africa (AFP) - US President Barack Obama on Tuesday shook hands with Raul Castro, leader of long-time Cold War foe Cuba, at the Nelson Mandela memorial service in Soweto.
ISTANBUL (AFP) - Turkish prosecutors have charged 255 protesters, including seven foreigners, over the mass demonstrations that swept the country in June, local media reported on Tuesday.
JOHANNESBURG (REUTERS) - US President Barack Obama hailed Nelson Mandela as a "giant of justice" on Tuesday but said too many leaders in the world claimed solidarity with his struggle for freedom "but do not tolerate dissent from their own people".