BERLIN (AP) - Appealing for a new citizen activism in the free world, President Barack Obama renewed his call on Wednesday to reduce US and Russian nuclear stockpiles and to confront climate change, a danger he called "the global threat of our time".
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Iceland said on Wednesday that it has held informal talks with an intermediary of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden who reportedly may want to seek political asylum there.
BERLIN (REUTERS) - US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States would step up its attempts to close Guantanamo Bay prison.
NICE, France (AFP) - French nature officials have shot dead a female wolf in the foothills of the Alps in the first such killing since the government authorised increased culling of the protected species.
LONDON (REUTERS) - A deputy speaker of parliament was arrested on three counts of indecent assault on Wednesday, six weeks after he was first detained on suspicion of rape and sexual assault, police said.