WASHINGTON (AFP) - The World Bank on Wednesday warned that severe hardships from global warming could be felt within a generation, with a new study detailing devastating impacts in Africa and Asia.
ZURICH (REUTERS) - Swiss upper house lawmakers on Wednesday backed draft law that would let Swiss banks hand over information to the US authorities to help settle a dispute on tax evasion.
MOSCOW (AFP) - More than six thousand people were evacuated overnight in central Russia after a series of massive explosions at an arms depot blew out windows and sparked a fire, the emergency situations ministry said on Wednesday.
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - A state prosecutor says one of the US FBI's 10 most wanted fugitives has been arrested in the resort city of Playa del Carmen.
BERLIN (AFP) - President Barack Obama will on Wednesday propose the United States and Russia cut strategic nuclear warheads by a third and will call for cuts in tactical nuclear arsenals in Europe, a US official said.