Investors hit the sell button on Nintendo shares Friday as gamers and analysts were left underwhelmed by a sneak peek at the videogame giant's long-awaited new console. One company watcher called the Nintendo Switch "disappointing", while gamers were left wondering how much it would cost and whether it was compatible with smartphones. In a three-minute video posted on its YouTube channel Thursday, Nintendo unveiled the hybrid machine which can be played at home and on the go, thanks to a removable screen with the controllers attached.>>> »
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on Saturday for increased cooperation between oil-rich nations to stabilise prices as he met with the supreme leader and president of Iran. "To stabilise the price of oil, new mechanisms should be taken and consultation among oil-producing countries, be
Canada turned up the heat on the European Union Saturday, saying it was the bloc's "job" to save a trade pact thrown into doubt by a Belgian region's refusal to sign on. Chrystia Freeland, the Canadian trade minister, struck a firm tone after leaving last-ditch talks with European
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times EDT):
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Steering his campaign toward controversy yet again, Donald Trump vowed Saturday to sue every woman who has accused him of sexual assault or other inappropriate behavior. He called them "liars" whose allegations he blamed Democrats for orchestrating.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi on Saturday for his stance against a resolution adopted by UNESCO on Jerusalem. The UN cultural agency on Tuesday adopted an Arab-sponsored resolution condemning Israel's actions at a flashpoint holy site in east
Horrific scenes unfolded in the Mediterranean off Libya Saturday as a full-to-capacity rescue ship was forced to sail away from desperate migrants trying to swim towards the rescuers. During a dramatic 24 hours, the crew of the Norwegian Siem Pilot and another aid boat rescued panicked migrants in the
British charities and lawmakers have urged French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to ensure the safety of children in the "Jungle" Calais migrant camp during its demolition set for Monday. The signatories said in a letter dated Friday they had "very serious worries concerning the
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is bracing for turbulence after the socialist government blocked a presidential recall referendum in a move opposition leaders are calling a coup.
BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) — The Iraqi army pushed into a town near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul on Saturday, a day after dozens of IS militants stormed into the northern city of Kirkuk, setting off two days of clashes and killing at least 80 people, mostly security forces.
Sweden's environment minister on Saturday urged the European Union to ban petrol and diesel-powered vehicles from 2030.
Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian hostages held for nearly five years after the hijacking of their fishing vessel, the last commercial ship seized at the height of the country's piracy scourge, negotiators said Saturday. The crew of the Naham 3, the second longest held hostage by Somali pirates
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in three debates. She leads in many preference polls of the most competitive states. Barring a significant shift in the next two weeks, she is in a strong position to become the first woman elected U.S. president.
Heavy clashes erupted between regime and rebel forces in Syria's divided city of Aleppo late Saturday after a unilateral ceasefire announced by government ally Russia expired. Moscow had extended the unilateral "humanitarian pause" into a third day until 1600 GMT Saturday, but announced
A former Guantanamo Bay detainee from Mauritania who wrote a best-selling book about his experiences said Saturday he forgives those who tortured and detained him without trial for 14 years. Mohamedou Ould Slahi arrived home in west Africa on October 17, bringing the prison's remaining population
Security forces battled for a second day Saturday with Islamic State group gunmen who infiltrated Kirkuk in a brazen raid that rattled Iraq as it ramped up an offensive to retake Mosul. A toxic cloud released by a fire IS militants started at a sulphur plant south of Mosul earlier this week killed at
The president of Ivory Coast insists it will heal a nation beset by violent turmoil, but as a referendum campaign for the nation's new draft constitution began Saturday, his opponents decried the text as dangerously anti-democratic. The text is the brainchild of President Alassane Ouattara, who
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq where Iraqi forces and their allies launched a major offensive this week to retake Mosul, the country's second-largest city from the Islamic State group (all times local):
They burst into the house in the early hours of the morning and pointed a gun at Abu Mohammed's head: "We are the Islamic State -- give us your car!" To protect his children and grandchildren, the 69-year-old Iraqi agreed to hand over the keys. A retired police officer with thin grey hair
WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: How should America use its influence in a world where being a superpower doesn't get you what it once did? As instability and human tragedy in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria have shown, the U.S. alone cannot impose solutions or force the surrender of adversaries like
Donald Trump on Saturday unveiled plans for the first 100 days of his presidency, vowing to create 25 million jobs over a decade and middle class tax cuts, as he and Hillary Clinton courted undecided swing state voters. While offering a number of concrete policy initiatives, the Republican billionaire
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — More than 2,000 people marched through the Romanian capital Saturday demanding the country's reunification with neighboring Moldova.
BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter's push for Iraq to let Turkey play a role in the Mosul battle encountered resistance Saturday from Iraq's prime minister, who said his country's forces will oust Islamic State the militants from the northern city.
Nakheel Chairman, Ali Rashid Lootah, with a model of the iconic Palm Jumeirah island. Dubai’s real estate market might be in a bit of a slump at the moment, but Ali Rashid Lootah, Chairman of
The Russian defence ministry on Saturday accused the US-led coalition fighting jihadists in Iraq of committing war cries, a day after an air raid killed 15 women at a shrine near the city of Kirkuk.
ESEKA, Cameroon (AP) — Authorities in Cameroon rushed more than 600 injured people to hospitals in the country's two main cities Saturday in an effort to save lives a day after an overcrowded train derailed, killing more than 70 people.