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EU Imposes Toughest SanctionsYet Against Iran

Iran Missile Test

Rigorous new sanctions against Iran's banking, shipping and industrial sectors took effect on Saturday, as part of the European Union's effort to force Tehran to scale back its nuclear program.



China's New Leaders - the Lineup

China's ruling Communist Party unveiled its new seven-man Politburo Standing Committee on Thursday, confirming Xi Jinping's elevation to the no. 1 spot in the line-up and the end of Hu Jintao's 10 years as party boss. Here's a rundown of the appointed members.