WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Law enforcement agents are searching the home of a top aide to Republican Senator Lamar Alexander in connection with child pornography allegations, the Tennessee lawmaker said in a statement on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former United States president George H.W. Bush has joined Twitter at the ripe old age of 89, quickly racking up 50,000 followers by Wednesday after just a single tweet.
VIENNA (REUTERS) - Uruguay's decision to legalise marijuana is in violation of an international convention on drug control, a Vienna-based body set up to monitor government compliance with such treaties said on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian Cabinet member says Moscow has reserved the right to use nuclear weapons in response to a conventional strike.
LONDON (REUTERS) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday defended his behaviour at Nelson Mandela's memorial service in South Africa after he was criticised at home for posing with US President Barack Obama for what some said was a disrespectful photograph.