Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott addressed the public in the wake of a siege in a Sydney cafe that turned deadly.
The 16-hour Sydney hostage crisis came to a tragic end in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Australian police locked down the center of Sydney after an armed man took hostages, igniting fears of a jihadist attack.
Falling oil prices could help Indian Finance Minister reap a fiscal windfall of at least $12 billion when he presents his 2015/16 budget in February.
The FBI has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and educational institutions.
David Letterman will host his final "Late Show" episode on May 20, 2015, CBS announced.
The U.S. dollar rose against the euro on Monday on expectations that the Federal Reserve will take a less-dovish stance on monetary policy.
Asian stocks pulled back sharply on Monday, as investors fretted about the relentless slide in energy prices and declining manufacturing sentiment in Japan. Also in focus was a hostage incident in Sydney.
The HK police had stumbled into a Chinese internal security operation aimed at spying on pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong, according to sources.
Russia is among the worst hit by oil's decline, but clean living may keep government finances on an even keel. Its corporate debt may be another matter.
"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer is looking for some specific signals to spot the end of the slide.
New York City's largest borough by area won the top spot in Lonely Planet's annual ranking of best places in the U.S. to visit.
PetSmart agreed to sell itself to a private equity consortium for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year.
Responding to declining same-store sales and falling stock prices, McDonald's plans to vastly expand its "Create Your Taste" test platform.
The head of OPEC said on Sunday the group had no target price for oil, and urged Gulf states to continue investing in exploration and production.
Could new programs aimed at boosting first-time homebuyers lead to another crisis? Economist Robert Shiller sees risk of that scenario.
Shinzo Abe won his snap election on Sunday and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and coalition partner maintained a supermajority, according to media exit polls
Peruvian authorities said activists from Greenpeace damaged a patch of an ancient site when they placed a large sign that promoted renewable energy.
China's economic growth could slow to 7.1 percent in 2015 from an expected 7.4 percent this year, held back by a sagging property sector, the central bank said in research report.