Three Russian opposition leaders were arrested Saturday "for disrupting public order" after an unsanctioned opposition event in downtown Moscow, police said, according to Ria Novosti.
A day after he was sentenced to four years in prison for tax evasion, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi declared his innocence in a televised speech and reiterated his desire to return to politics to "reform the justice system."
Following a volatile week in Myanmar that has seen a surge in deadly sectarian violence, a group of Islamic organizations in the country announced that it had canceled all celebrations for Eid al-Adha, the four-day religious holiday observed by many Muslims.
Eleven suspects were arrested Saturday as Indonesian anti-terror police carried out a series of raids which also uncovered bombs and explosives, state media reported.
Sebastian Vettel usurped Fernando Alonso as Formula One's youngest double world champion, and all the signs are now pointing to the prospect of the German beating his Spanish rival to a coveted third title.
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy faces a final-day showdown with Ryder Cup teammate Peter Hanson as he seeks to defend his BMW Masters title and continue his bid to win both the European and U.S. PGA Tour money lists for 2012.
The U.S. East Coast ramped up emergency preparations on Saturday for Hurricane Sandy, a monstrous and deadly storm that forecasters said could severely impact cities and towns with heavy flooding and fierce winds.
Naming tropical storms has been common practice for decades, in no small part because it helps meteorologists raise awareness and helps the media and the public keep track. Popular culture might give other names to extraordinarily powerful or inconvenient storms -- tropical or not -- such as 1991's "Perfect Storm," which had Hurricane Grace as one of its ingredients, and the 2010 "Snowmageddon." But rare is the storm that gets a name three days before it's even formed. This is the case with "Frankenstorm," the name that news reports and social media gave to a superstorm that could happen if Hurricane Sandy -- churning Friday a couple hundred miles off Florida's east coast -- merges with a strong cold front from the west next week. Such a storm could sit over New England for days, making untold trouble for millions.
The images -- on TV, YouTube, our social networks -- have become so familiar that we take them for granted. We're treated to scenes of Barack Obama with a group of middle Americans at a cozy restaurant table, then with an African-American woman in an office. Or we see clips from a rally, the president surrounded by faces of all ages and hues. It's much the same with Mitt Romney: A quartet of white male engineers pore over plans, then an African-American woman talks with a colleague. We see shots of factory workers, then a burst of flags as the candidate heads for the stage. Or we get farms, children and a colorful audience at a speech.
In his second-to-last weekly address before Election Day, President Barack Obama touted newly enacted consumer protection measures and criticized congressional Republicans for their opposition to the measures.
Voters in several battleground states may open their newspapers and find Mitt Romney's biography this weekend.
President Barack Obama took heat this week for calling his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, a "bullsh***ter" while speaking with a writer from Rolling Stone magazine, but the president on Friday said he didn't use the comment until the interview had finished.