BEIJING (AP) — China’s population of Internet users has grown to 591 million, driven by a 20 percent rise over the past year in the number of people who surf the Web from smartphones and other wireless devices,
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Yemen-based branch of al-Qaida says a U.S. drone strike has killed a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who rose to become the group’s No. 2 figure.
The announcement, posted on militant websites, gave no
In the middle of the afternoon during the work week, homeless campers pass a pipe back and forth for several minutes as they sit just a few feet from the front door of Portland City Hall.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign ministry is saying Israel’s prime minister seeks to damage relations between Iran and the world, referring to the Jewish state as “a warmonger regime.”
The Tuesday remarks by ministry spokesman Abbas Araghchi
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is to blame for last month’s cyberattacks on the websites of South Korean media companies and the president and prime minister’s offices, a South Korean investigation concluded Tuesday.
South Korea’s ministry
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has launched its biggest military maneuvers since Soviet times, involving 160,000 troops and about 5,000 tanks across Siberia and the far eastern region.
President Vladimir Putin watched some of the drills Tuesday on Sakhalin
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — McDonald’s has announced it is opening its first restaurant in Vietnam, the latest Western consumer company to bring their brand to the Communist-run country.
The company says Tuesday that Henry Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American investor
NEW DELHI (AP) — Nissan has launched a new Datsun model in India three decades after shelving the brand that helped win Western acceptance of Japanese autos.
The company hopes bringing back the brand that built its U.S.
Asiana Airlines says its reputation was damaged by a report on a San Francisco TV station that used bogus names for four pilots on its plane that crashed this past week.
A former president of South Africa says he expects Nelson Mandela to soon be discharged from the hospital to recuperate at home.
It’s impressive literary wizardry by J.K. Rowling, who said she relished the freedom of writing “The Cuckoo’s Calling” under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
LONDON (AP) — A British governmental body is leading the investigation into a fire aboard an empty Dreamliner aircraft at Heathrow Airport, an incident that has sparked renewed concern about Boeing’s newest plane.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch,
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has frozen the assets of a monsignor who was arrested in a 20 million euro ($26 million) money smuggling plot and warned that other people may be caught up in the investigation.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Friday canceled dozens of international flights and evacuated more than 1,000 people from a vulnerable coastal village as a powerful typhoon threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains to the island.
MOSCOW (AP) — American espionage suspect Edward Snowden will be meeting with a Russian official from Amnesty International today.
The Interfax news agency says the meeting will take place at Moscow’s international airport, where Snowden is believed to
BEIJING (AP) — Move aside Dubai. China now has what is billed as the world’s largest building — a vast, wavy rectangular box of glass and steel that will house shops, offices and a faux ocean beach with
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities say Mexican soldiers killed 13 gunmen in a clash in the northern state of Zacatecas.
Zacatecas state prosecutors’ spokesman Jorge Flores says soldiers also seized several automatic rifles and vehicles.
Flores said Thursday’s
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Protesting municipal workers blockaded the entrance of city hall in Greece’s second largest city Thursday, amid mounting anger against new austerity cuts that will affect thousands of public sector workers.
The protesters unfurled a
Sherlock Holmes is back on home turf in the second-season premiere of “Elementary” — and so, a bit uncomfortably, is star Jonny Lee Miller.
“It’s a little bit surreal, to be honest with you.”
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s lawmakers were supposed to have voted already. Will they pass the country’s first abortion bill Thursday?
The government of Prime Minister Enda Kenny has stopped predicting when its Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill