Asia

  • U.S. tells North Korea not to carry out nuclear test
    Korea_full_380 2012-04-10 01:05:13 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States urged North Korea on Monday not conduct a nuclear test or launch a satellite and called on China to exert its influence over its neighbor to try to ward off such "provocative actions." North Korea, which is pressing ahead with plans for a satellite laun...

  • Global business groups press India on technology plan
    R 2012-04-09 19:56:28 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global business groups urged Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday to rescind new government rules for technology purchases that they said unfairly discriminate against foreign firms and potentially violate World Trade Organization rules. The letter is the secon...

  • The "Barbaric" Turkish Strikes Against US-Backed YPG Fighters
    The_%22barbaric%22_turkish_strikes_against_us-backed_ypg_fighters 2017-04-25 16:02:06 UTC
    Syria — The air Turkish strikes in Syria targeted the YPG - a key component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are backed by the United States and have been closing in on ISIS the "Islamic State" bastion of Raqqa. The Turkish raids showed the challenges facing U.S.-led attempts to de...

  • Stunning Images of Ramadan From Around the Globe
    Stunning_images_of_ramadan_from_around_the_globe 2020-04-30 19:44:18 UTC
    <p>Ramadan is usually a time of togetherness, with Muslims filling mosques for hours of prayer and sharing large, lavish meals with friends and neighbors after days of dawn-to-dusk fasting.</p><p>But as Associated Press images show, the coronavirus has forced Muslims around the world &mdash; from...

  • China's big banks lend nearly 300 billion yuan in March: paper
    Mexican_companies_should_not_participate_in_trump's_border_wall 2012-04-07 07:57:42 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's big four state banks extended almost 300 billion yuan ($47.50 billion) in new local-currency loans last month, the official Securities Times reported on Saturday, citing unidentified sources. The newspaper also estimated that the total new loans from all Chinese banks...

  • Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Strikes in Northeast India: USGS
    Magnitude_5.5_earthquake_strikes_in_northeast_india-_usgs 2018-01-07 08:15:19 UTC
    (Reuters) - A earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck east of Imphal, capital of India’s northeastern state of Manipur, on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake, which was 22.8 km (14 miles) deep and hit 101 km (63 miles) east ...

  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated
    Archduke_franz_ferdinand_and_his_beloved_wife__sophie 2017-02-03 09:01:47 UTC
    <strong>World War I 1914</strong><h2> Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated</h2> In an event that is widely acknowledged to have sparked the outbreak of World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, nephew of Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is shot to death along with...

  • MH370 Search: Airplane debris arrives in Paris
    Mh370 2015-08-01 07:37:08 UTC
    Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for investigators to study its origin. According to a Reuters witness and Agence France Presse, an Air France flight carrying the debri...

  • Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
    Michael_flynn_pleads_guilty__wants_cooperating_in_russia_probe 2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2> <h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution.</h3> Flynn, w...

  • Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
    Rising_sea_levels_amid_hurricane_threats 2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorists who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other A...

  • EU sent inspectors to examine Spain deficit figures
    Gunfire_erupted_inside_a_packed_nightclub_in_cincinnati__ohio 2012-03-13 17:10:08 UTC
    Inspectors from the European Commission have been in Spain to evaluate its 2011 budget deficit after the numbers came in much higher than expected, the EU executive said on Friday. Spain said at the end of February that its budget deficit was 8.5 percent last year, far above the Commission's ex...

  • U.S. sanctions Iran officials, Chinese network over missile program
    Iran_missile_test 2017-05-17 18:14:17 UTC
    The United States on Wednesday sanctioned two Iranian defense officials, an Iranian company and members of a China-based network for supporting Iran's ballistic missile program, the U.S. Treasury said in a statement. The targeted sanctions come on the same day the Trump administration said it ...