•  Dr. Steve Sun looks at heart monitor display in the ER at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco on January 14, 2013

    From 2007 to 2011, the government estimates the number of emergency room visits involving the neon-labeled beverages shot up from about 10,000 to more than 20,000.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 16, 2013, 11:05 AM EST
  • A picture shows a Dassault Rafale jet fighter on December 12, 2011 at Air Force Base 113 in Saint-Dizier western France.

    France's president opened talks in hopes of pushing ahead efforts to sell up to 60 Rafale fighter jets to strengthen ties in Gulf energy and defense industries.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 15, 2013, 7:39 AM EST
  •  Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks at the South Stream welding ceremony in Anapa, Russia.

    The Russian energy giant is spending billions to expand, but it will have to tread carefully at a time when global natural gas supplies are surging and prices are falling.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 14, 2013, 5:46 AM EST