Jessica Phelan is based in Fukuoka, Japan. She has written from GlobalPost from Germany and France and was formerly editor of GlobalPost Morning Chatter, which she wrote daily until December 2013.
St Paul's will suspend its legal action against the Occupy London protestors outside its doors, cathedral officials announced Tuesday. Meanwhile city authorities are due to serve the protestors with eviction notices.
Occupy London Stock Exchange protestors have been told to go home by both the mayor and the bishop of London. The protest camp has forced St Paul's Cathedral to remain closed since Friday, costing it thousands of pounds in lost visitor fees.
China will tighten its censorship of social media networks, the Communist Party said on Wednesday. Internet users will be punishable for publishing what the Party deems "harmful information".
Muammar Gaddafi was buried Tuesday morning in a secret location in Libya, according to reports.
An elderly man in the UK has had a bag containing $110,000 cash returned to him, after accidentally leaving it in Heathrow Airport.
A man and woman have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of being Russian spies. The pair, a married couple, are accused of working undercover for over 20 years.
Residents in the town of Zanesville, Ohio, have been warned to stay indoors, after dozens of exotic animals were released from a reserve and its owner found dead.
There were reports of arson and arrests at Dale Farm in south-east England, the UK's largest illegal traveler site, after police began a mass eviction on Wednesday morning.
A Viking burial boat excavated in Ardnamurchan, Scotland, is the first find of its kind on mainland Britain.
Officials in French Polynesia have dismissed media reports that missing German tourist Stefan Ramin was eaten by cannibals while visiting the islands.
The British government says it will publish the full, uncensored record of the controversial Hillsborough disaster, which killed 96 soccer fans in April 1989.