BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded near a cafe in northeastern Iraq on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding 23, police said, as the country grapples with its deadliest violence in at least five years. | Video
- A deadly winter storm that drove parts of the United States into a deep freeze over the weekend kept a tight grip on the nation on Monday, as bitter temperatures, snow and ice spread across the East Coast, snarling traffic and knocking out power to thousands.
- McDonald's Corp on Monday reported another sluggish month of sales at established restaurants, results that suggest the famed hamburger chain is losing U.S. market share to rivals. | Video
SANAA - Missiles fired from a U.S. drone killed at least three people travelling in a car in eastern Yemen on Monday, a local official said.
- Sysco Corp will buy US Foods Inc for about $3.5 billion from its private equity owners in a deal that will combine the top two U.S. food distributors and create a company commanding about a quarter of the $235 billion North American market.
NEW YORK - Stock markets worldwide rose on Monday and the euro climbed to a six-week high against the dollar after Chinese trade and inflation data boosted optimism about the global economy.
WASHINGTON - U.S. household net worth hit a record high in the third quarter as home prices marched higher and the value of stocks and mutual funds surged, boosting the economic outlook.
KIEV - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich backed a call for talks with the opposition on Monday to end weeks of protests in Kiev, but tension was high with pro-Europe demonstrators barricading their protest camp in preparation for police intervention. | Video
DUBAI - Three state-owned Gulf firms are considering a joint bid for a minority stake in Occidental Petroleum Corp's Middle East and North Africa (MENA) unit, a deal that could be worth between $8 billion and $10 billion, three banking sources said.
CAIRO - The Muslim Brotherhood's leader turned on his accusers on Monday when he appeared in court for the first time since he was arrested following the army's overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.
These days Washington is not known for bipartisanship, but every now and then a breakthrough is made. It is noteworthy that Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat, and Senator John McCain, a Republican, are appearing together at a forum in Sedona, Arizona on Friday.