OTTAWA (REUTERS) - Canada intends to lay claim to the North Pole as part of a bid to assert control over a large part of the resource-rich Arctic, Foreign Minister John Baird said on Monday.
LONDON (AFP) - Prime Minister David Cameron led tributes to Nelson Mandela in a special session of Britain's parliament on Monday, hailing the anti-apartheid icon's "belief in human dignity" and ability to forgive.
KIEV (AFP) - Ukrainian riot police on Monday stormed the Kiev headquarters of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko's Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party, a party spokeswoman said.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US and British intelligence have been spying on the global online gaming world because they fear terrorists could use the hugely popular platform to plot attacks, a report said Monday.
CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian troops killed on Monday a leader of an Al-Qaeda inspired militant group that operates in the Sinai peninsula and that has claimed attacks against security forces, the army said.