After years out of the headlines - and out of most people's minds - this year nuclear weapons policy and the path to complete abolition has come to the fore again.
China-Russia ties, Afghanistan deaths, green industry in Caribbean, Nigeria's oil, lifetime jobs in Germany, U.S.-Cuba trade.
Nepal: World's highest cabinet meeting sends message on global warming.
Cuba and Russia signed an agreement Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, to allow Russian state oil company Zarubezhneft to explore for and produce oil in Cuba in their first post-Soviet oil pact.
Two communication satellites from the US and Russia collided in space on February 10, creating massive space debris that might pose a threat to the International Space Station, according to news released by the Associated Press on February 11.