WASHINGTON (AFP) - A top US lawmaker's hotly disputed charge that the CIA illegally spied on Senate staff has roiled the intelligence community, fraying ties between the agency and its overseers in Congress.
KIEV (AFP) - Ukraine's acting president said on Tuesday the country would not use its army to stop Crimea from seceding, the latest sign that a Russian annexation of the strategic peninsula may be imminent.
LONDON (AFP) - A bill of rights should be created to govern the Internet in the wake of revelations about the depth of government surveillance, the inventor of the World Wide Web said on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A 10-kilo Himalayan cat attacked a baby boy and then took a US family hostage in their apartment, forcing them to call 911 to get police help.
LONDON (AFP) - France's Socialist government allowed conservative ex-prime minster Dominique de Villepin to return for one day's work in order to qualify for a 100,000-euro (175,660) retirement windfall, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported on Tuesday.