Mitt Romney's campaign suffered another setback on Tuesday when a senior member of his team, John Sununu, was forced to apologise for suggesting president Barack Obama is un-American.
European authorities have waded into a brutal political feud transfixing Romania, accusing the prime minister, Victor Ponta, of systematic abuse of the country's constitution and undermining the rule of law in his campaign to unseat the country's president.
Portugal will receive the latest tranche of its €78bn (£61.2bn) bailout, after the International Monetary Fund lauded Lisbon's efforts to tame its deficit and reform its economy.
Syrian government troops backed by helicopter gunships fought armed rebels across Damascus on Tuesday in some of the fiercest fighting since the start of the uprising, as Russia made clear it would veto a new western-backed UN resolution calling for punitive action against the Assad regime.
A cluster of small, concrete buildings stands in the parched landscape of the Egyptian Sinai, not far from the border with Israel. Nothing but sand and a few determined shrubs lie between them and distant jagged mountains.
The government's bill for special advisers soared by around 25% in its second year, despite promises to cut the numbers and pay their salaries from party funds.
'The job is never finished," said Tony Blair in an interview last month, and now we know what he means.
Goldman Sachs cut jobs and compensation for employees as first-half revenue dropped to the lowest since 2005.
Barclays was in a 'state of denial' about its dealings with regulators, according to Sir Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, as he came under fire from MPs on Tuesday during the latest bout of accusation and counter-accusation over the Libor scandal.
Bank of England Governor Mervyn King defended his handling of the Libor affair, saying that he only knew of wrongdoing two weeks ago and that a memo from Timothy Geithner in 2008 didn’t highlight malpractice.