By CHARLIE SAVAGE and MATT FLEGENHEIMER
The hearing for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other detainees descended quickly into chaos on Saturday, as the defendants refused to answer the judge's questions.
By NEIL MacFARQUHAR
While opposition groups are mostly concentrating on ending the rule of President Bashar al-Assad, they are also positioning themselves for the question of who will rule after he is gone.
By NICHOLAS KULISH
The pro-business Free Democrats, also known as the F.D.P., have failed to even reach the 5 percent threshold for representation in five out of the last six state elections.
By SIMON ROMERO
Brazil is a leader among South American nations rushing to build hydroelectric dams in the Amazon, but workers demanding better pay are disrupting the projects.
By STEVEN ERLANGER
The rise of the Socialist François Hollande, who is slightly favored to win the French presidency on Sunday, is still a surprise to many in the country.
By RACHEL DONADIO and NIKI KITSANTONIS
Along with French elections, and with a rising tide of anti-austerity sentiment across Europe, Greece's vote is expected to have a clear impact on the future of the euro.