Asia

  • US special forces help in hunt for warlord Kony
    Us_special_forces_help_in_hunt_for_warlord_kony_ 2012-04-30 05:06:21 UTC
    BO, Central African Republic (AP) — Deep in the jungle, this small, remote Central African village is farther from the coast than any point on the continent. It's also where three international armies have zeroed in on Joseph Kony, one of the worl...
  • 21 killed in north Nigeria church service attacks
    16-killed-in-nigeria-university-attack-cj1d0do5-x-large 2012-04-30 04:53:13 UTC
    KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen attacked worship services at a university campus and a church Sunday in northern Nigeria, killing at least 21 people in coordinated assaults that saw panicked Christians gunned down as they tried to flee, witnesses and ...
  • Australian mining magnate to run for Parliament
    Untitled 2012-04-30 04:45:17 UTC
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Mining magnate Clive Palmer, one of Australia's richest business people, said Monday he hoped to run for Parliament for the conservative opposition, which opinion polls suggest will win government next year. Palmer sa...
  • Tear gas used as 25,000 rally for Malaysia reforms
    Untitled 2012-04-28 16:33:24 UTC
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Police unleashed tear gas and chemical-laced water Saturday at thousands of demonstrators who staged one of Malaysia's largest street rallies in years, demanding fair rules for national elections expected soon. Mal...
  • Samsung Electronics reports record profit
    C175eb3446a1ad6893632a0ce37c 2012-04-28 04:45:12 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest consumer electronics firm by revenues, on Friday reported a record-high profit as strong smartphone sales helped mask a drop in semiconductor and TV profit. Net profit amoun...
  • New photo shows work at NKorea nuclear test site
    Germany_for_the_removal_of_all_us_nuclear_warheads_stationed_on_its_soil 2012-04-28 04:15:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — New satellite imagery appears to show a train of mining carts and other preparations under way at North Korea's nuclear test site but no indication of when a detonation might take place. Early this month, South Korean intellig...
  • Activists: Blind Chinese lawyer flees house arrest
    Untitled 2012-04-27 07:04:49 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — A blind legal activist who is a key figure in China's rights movement escaped the house arrest he had lived under for a year and a half, fleeing to an undisclosed location and angering captors who then turned on his family, rights c...
  • Analysts say North Korea's new missiles are fakes
    Analysts-north-koreas-new-missiles-are-fakes-3g1cga1s-x-large 2012-04-26 18:27:03 UTC
    TOKYO (AP) — Analysts who have studied photos of a half-dozen ominous new North Korean missiles showcased recently at a lavish military parade say they were fakes, and not very convincing ones, casting further doubt on the country's claims of mili...
  • China's dream of electric car leadership elusive
    0b838c90-a6f8-452b-87b8-220799cd8699_news.ap.org 2012-04-24 07:37:35 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — China's leaders are finding it's a lot tougher to create a world-beating electric car industry than they hoped. In 2009, they announced bold plans to cash in on demand for clean vehicles by making China a global power in electric...
  • Oil little changed, investors weigh global economy
    Oil_prices 2013-01-18 20:16:30 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil remained at a four-month high Friday after new data showed China's economy rebounded and a global demand forecast rose. Benchmark oil for February delivery rose 7 cents to finish at $95.56 per barrel on the ...
  • Asian stocks fall as European problems simmer
    Vbk-asian_stocks_1061925f 2012-04-23 05:12:04 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks fell Monday after budget talks in the Netherlands collapsed over the weekend and a Socialist who wants to put France's austerity plans in reverse won the first round of the country's presidential election. Japan's Ni...
  • Pakistan moves against airline after crash
    628x471 2012-04-21 05:12:21 UTC
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan blocked the head of an airline whose jet crashed near the capital from leaving the country as it began an investigation Saturday into the country's second major air disaster in less then two years. The Bhoja Air passen...
  • Experts: NKorea missile carrier likely from China
    Untitled 2012-04-20 06:31:12 UTC
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The enormous, 16-wheel truck that North Korea used to carry a missile during a recent parade likely came from China in a possible violation of U.N. sanctions meant to rein in Pyongyang's missile program, experts say. The c...
  • India tests long-range missile; capable of reaching China
    India 2012-04-19 05:30:06 UTC
    BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) - India test-fired a long range missile capable of reaching deep into China and Europe on Thursday, thrusting the emerging Asian power into an elite club of nations with intercontinental nuclear weapons capabilities. ...
  • Exclusive: Hong Kong moves closer to bank liability for IPOS
    Hong_cong 2012-04-19 05:02:38 UTC
    (Reuters) - Hong Kong's financial market watchdog is launching a public consultation process in the next couple of weeks that seeks to toughen rules for banks sponsoring initial public offerings, including holding them liable for faulty deal docum...
  • U.S. looking at "all options" on North Korea as nuclear test looms
    R 2012-04-17 07:59:52 UTC
    SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States is looking at "all options" as it seeks to discourage North Korea from conducting a third nuclear test, a senior U.S. military officer said on Tuesday, days after a failed long-range rocket launch by the North t...
  • Japan vows $60 billion to boost IMF firepower
    Untitled 2012-04-17 05:50:19 UTC
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Tuesday it will provide $60 billion in loans to the International Monetary Fund, becoming the first non-European nation to commit money to boost the fund's financial firepower to contain the euro zone debt crisis. ...
  • U.N. council set to condemn North Korean rocket launch
    Untitled 2012-04-16 04:06:31 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - After days of closed-door haggling, the U.N. Security Council is hoping to adopt a statement on Monday condemning North Korea's botched rocket launch and suggesting an expansion of a U.N. blacklist of North Korean firms ...
  • China gives currency more freedom with new reform
    C31245d6b5949cecf787fff122c0-grande 2012-04-14 05:24:12 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China took a milestone step in turning the yuan into a global currency on Saturday by doubling the size of its trading band against the dollar, pushing through a crucial reform that further liberalizes its nascent financial mar...
  • Finally! Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt get engaged
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-04-14_um_00.31.02 2012-04-13 22:42:10 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — It's official: Brangelina is engaged. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie haven't set a wedding date yet, but their engagement "is a promise for the future," Pitt's manager, Cynthia Pett-Dante, said in an email Friday. Pitt, 48,...
  • Obama: will isolate North Korea further after failed launch
    Obama_nord_korea 2012-04-13 22:33:51 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday the United States would work with the international community to further isolate North Korea after the country's unsuccessful launch of a long-range missile drew worldwide condemnat...
  • Human trafficking victims in Azerbaijan mainly taken out to Turkey and Iran
    Soori20111104134233030 2012-04-13 17:25:44 UTC
    In the first quarter of this year 39 criminal facts in connection with human trafficking were registered in Azerbaijan, the head of department for combating human trafficking of the Interior Ministry, Javad Shikhaliyev, told Trend on Friday. Du...
  • GM Uzbekistan 22 per cent decrease in car sales in Russia
    C150ce81f128 2012-04-13 17:18:37 UTC
    GM Uzbekistan JV sold 14,092 cars in Russia in January-March 2012, or 22.4 per cent less compared to the same period of 2011, the Automobile Manufacturers Committee of the Association of European Businesses said on Wednesday. In particular, 844...
  • British PM, Suu Kyi back suspension of Myanmar sanctions
    Myan 2012-04-13 17:05:54 UTC
    YANGON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi gave powerful backing on Friday for suspending sanctions on the country, a stark shift in stance and a boon for a pariah state eager to come in ...
  • U.S. stops food aid to North Korea after missile launch
    Aid 2012-04-13 16:09:59 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will not go forward with planned food aid to North Korea, the White House said on Friday, after the impoverished nation's unsuccessful launch of a long-range missile which Washington had warned would have c...