World News | Reuters | Friday May 29, 2015
US Defence Secretary Ash Carter, in Washington's latest challenge of Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea, said the scale of Beijing's activities, not the United States, was altering the status quo in the region.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Friday May 29, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the arrest of seven top FIFA officials as part of a US probe, saying Washington was trying to oust Sepp Blatter after he resisted pressure to stop Russia from hosting the 2018 World Cup.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 28, 2015
Iran hit back today at US charges that the trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian on spying charges lacked transparency, with Tehran insisting its judiciary is independent.
Indo-AsianNews Service | Thursday May 28, 2015
The Washington Post, in an editorial, stated that "FIFA's decisions affect large quantities of the world's scarce resources", including the resources of countries with priorities even more pressing than sports.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 27, 2015
The brother of a Washington Post reporter held for 10 months in an Iranian jail Tuesday called on Iran to release him, saying charges of spying laid against him were "laughable."
World News | Reuters | Tuesday May 26, 2015
Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries prepared to try to retake the Iraqi city, while Washington scrambled on Monday to reassure Baghdad after a U.S. official's sharp criticism of Iraqi forces.
World News | Reuters | Monday May 25, 2015
Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on Sunday, while in Syria the government said the Islamists had killed hundreds of people since capturing the town of Palmyra.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 25, 2015
Washington on Sunday accused Iraqi forces of lacking the will to fight the Islamic State group, which scored a resounding victory a week earlier with the capture of Ramadi.
India News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday May 24, 2015
Thousands of demonstrators formed a human chain around Japan's parliament in Tokyo on Sunday, protesting the planned construction of a new US airbase on the southern island of Okinawa.
World News | Reuters | Saturday May 23, 2015
Russia's foreign ministry has warned its citizens travelling abroad of the risks posed by US law enforcement bodies and special services, which it said were hunting for Russians around the world.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 22, 2015
A Tibetan father-of-four set himself on fire in protest at China's rule over the Himalayan region, overseas media and rights groups said, adding it was unclear whether he survived.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 21, 2015
Google Maps apologized Wednesday after it emerged that searches using racist language pinpointed the White House, home of President Barack Obama.
World News | Reuters | Thursday May 21, 2015
Scientists digging among coastal rocks in Washington state have found the partial left femur of a two-legged carnivorous dinosaur, a fossil believed to be about 80 million years old and the first of its kind found in the state, scientists said on Wed...
World News | Reuters | Thursday May 21, 2015
Venezuelan officials targeted by United States sanctions are suing opposition leader Henrique Capriles for labelling them corrupt in the latest knock-on effect of Washington's moves against the OPEC member's rulers, a minister said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 20, 2015
North Korea said Wednesday it has succeeded in miniaturising its nuclear weapons, a development which could allow them to be delivered by missile.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday May 20, 2015
US President Barack Obama is poised to quicken the pace of weapons supplies and training to Iraqi tribes, while eyeing a rapid offensive to recapture Ramadi from the Islamic State group.
Thomson Reuters | Wednesday May 20, 2015
The change - discussed by a U.S. Internal Revenue Service official in Washington - could complicate the plan announced by Yahoo in January to spin off its 15 per cent stake in Alibaba tax free.
World News | Amy Chozick, The New York Times | Wednesday May 20, 2015
She is not exactly an open book, although she has written six of them. Most presidential candidates would count themselves lucky to finish their campaigns as recognized as Hillary Rodham Clinton started this one (excluding Chipotle restaurants near T...
Thomson Reuters | Tuesday May 19, 2015
In the highly anticipated ruling stemming from the global smartphone wars, the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. upheld patent infringement violations including one which protects the shape and color of its iPhone as well as the damages awarded for...
World News | Reuters | Tuesday May 19, 2015
Early data collected in a pioneering effort to map the inner workings of Mount St. Helens have provided promising initial insights, 35 years after a massive eruption by the Washington state volcano killed at least 57 people, scientists said on Monday...
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 19, 2015
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has completed its first Red Planet marathon, clocking 42.195 kilometres in a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months.
World News | Reuters | Sunday May 17, 2015
China's relations with the United States remain stable, Chinese President Xi Jinping said today, as he sought to defuse tension over a territorial dispute in the South China Sea that has pitted Washington against Beijing.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 15, 2015
Republican US Senator John McCain has turned down a post as advisor to Ukraine's pro-Western President Petro Poroshenko, saying constitutional constraints prohibited him from accepting.
World News | Reuters | Friday May 15, 2015
A US-supplied missile shield to protect Gulf nations against Iranian attacks will take years to complete, requiring a step-up in regional trust, more US sales of sensitive weapons, and intensive US training to avoid mishaps in the volatile region.