1:12 pm April 26, 2015 | 4 Comments
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to Indonesia on Saturday not to execute 10 prisoners, including two Australians, for drug-related crimes.
12:47 pm April 26, 2015 | No Comment
Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.
11:24 am April 26, 2015 | No Comment
Ferdinand Piech, a towering figure at Volkswagen for more than two decades, resigned as its chairman on Saturday after losing a showdown he had provoked with chief executive Martin Winterkorn, ending an era at the iconic German carmaker.
10:30 am April 26, 2015 | 1 Comment
One by one, Japan is turning off the lights at the giant oil-fired power plants that propelled it to the ranks of the world's top industrialized nations. With nuclear power in the doldrums after the Fukushima disaster, it's solar energy that is becoming the alternative.
2:20 am April 26, 2015 | No Comment
A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing more than 1,300 people, touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest and toppling a 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu.
3:30 pm April 25, 2015 | 2 Comments
The United States has asked for access to Philippine military bases in eight locations to rotate troops, aircraft, and ships as Washington shifts its forces to Asia and as China expands its military presence in the South China Sea.
8:45 am April 25, 2015 | No Comment
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged Myanmar to address the citizenship status of Rohingya Muslims in the country's western Rakhine state ahead of a general election scheduled to be held later this year.
8:36 am April 25, 2015 | No Comment
The notion that one man trading from his parents' house in a working class London suburb had a material role in the 2010 Wall Street flash crash has aroused increasing skepticism from investors and traders since charges were brought on Tuesday.
8:27 am April 25, 2015 | No Comment
Software developers who tried on an Apple Watch for the first time on Friday predicted a rush of new apps over the next few months, particularly in areas including health and messaging.
6:55 pm April 24, 2015 | No Comment
Royal Dutch Shell has taken into account the risks presented by the Petrobras graft scandal to its expanding operations in Brazil and is confident the Brazilian state-run oil company will emerge stronger, Shell’s CEO said on Thursday.
6:39 pm April 24, 2015 | 4 Comments
The head of an Indonesian Muslim organization has filed cases to overturn three laws, escalating what he calls ‘a constitutional jihad’ that has already dealt a blow to investors in the oil, gas and water sectors and now threatens to hit more.
6:17 pm April 24, 2015 | No Comment
China’s top legislative body has voted through amendments to its food safety law that will see tougher punishments for violations and tighter regulation of infant milk formula and online shopping, the official Xinhua news agency said on Friday.
5:59 pm April 24, 2015 | No Comment
Indonesia’s biggest bank by assets, Bank Mandiri, hopes that a planned rights issue could raise around Rp 20 trillion ($1.55 billion), its chief executive told reporters on Friday.
5:51 pm April 24, 2015 | No Comment
Tiremakers clinched Indonesian and Thailand rubber cargoes this week, but trade was mostly hushed as the market kept watch on a plan by key rubber producers to raise prices and ditch a system of pegging them to the benchmark set by Singapore’s SICOM exchange.
5:32 pm April 24, 2015 | No Comment
India is committed to boosting the size of health warnings on tobacco products, the government said on Friday, seeking to deflect criticism for delaying tougher new packaging rules beyond a deadline of April 1.