New Zealand prime minister John Key hit back at criticism of his government by the country's Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton.
The UN Security Council, including Russia, strongly condemned the "reprehensible" shelling of a trolleybus in east Ukraine.
The UN Security Council condemned an attack by Huthi rebels on Yemen's presidential palace and voiced strong support for President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott condemned the "barbaric act" in Paris, in which an attack on a satirical weekly magazine left 12 people dead.
New York Mayor and police commissioner Bill Bratton criticized dozens of officers for turning their backs on the mayor at the funeral of a murdered policeman.
Afghanistan's new President condemned CIA torture detailed in a US Senate report, saying the United States' actions violated "all accepted norms of human rights".
The White House denounced human rights violations in Gambia, calling on the government to allow UN experts into the country and revoke laws discriminating.
Australian Foreign Minister delivered a diplomatic version of the "shirt front" promised by Prime Minister as Russia came under fire over the fate of flight MH17.
President Vladimir Putin accused US counterpart Barack Obama of a hostile attitude towards Russia, warning against "attempts to blackmail" Moscow.
The White House rejected claims by ex-Pentagon chief Leon Panetta that President Barack Obama is too reticent to take on opponents.
Turkish Prime Minister said no one has the right to criticise Ankara on Syria, after US Vice President accused Turkey of financing and even arming jihadists.
Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev denounced Russia's Vladimir Putin as an aggressive leader with a 19th-century empire-building style.
The US Secret Service chief faced withering criticism from lawmakers outraged over security breaches at the White House.
Turkish President rushed off the frenzy surrounding Apple's new iPhone 6, saying it was much the same as its iPhone 5 predecessor.
France suspended the delivery of the first of two Mistral-class warships to Russia "until November" after fierce criticism.
North Korea has joined the ranks of America's foes who have seized on riots in Missouri, saying the nation is the "graveyard of human rights".
Australian tycoon Clive Palmer apologised for calling the Chinese government "mongrels" who "shoot their own people".
A Chinese state-run newspaper called on Beijing to "teach Canberra a lesson" after Clive Palmer labelled the Communist government "mongrels"
Clive Palmer has labelled the Chinese government "mongrels" who "shoot their own people" in a televised tirade that was criticised by Canberra.
Hackers broke into Russian Prime Minister D. Medvedev's Twitter account, tweeting his resignation and criticising President V. Putin.
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