Leaders of Myanmar rebel armies held talks in a war-hit border town Wednesday, state media reported, as they prepare for a major peace conference with a government desperate to end insurgencies that have plagued the country. Myanmar has been racked for half a century by ethnic rebel wars in its resource-rich
Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd booked an operating loss in the first quarter, hurt by unfavorable currency rates although hopes for long-term growth are running high on the worldwide success of Pokemon GO. Nintendo posted an operating loss of 5.1 billion yen ($49 million) for the April-June quarter, versus
Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first woman to win a major US political party's White House nomination, earning the backing of convention Democrats and prime-time plaudits from a presidential superstar: her husband Bill. The 68-year-old former first lady, senator and secretary of state
A senior senator is examining whether Medicare's prescription drug benefit is vulnerable to manipulation by pharmaceutical companies that set very high prices for medications. In a letter Monday to Medicare's ...
MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) — A nocturnal species of weasel with a robber-mask-like marking across its eyes has returned to the remote ranchlands of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago.
"Our results show that we are undergoing a sustained restructuring," chief executive John Cryan said in a statement, adding that he was "satisfied with the progress we are making". "We've continued to de-risk our balance sheet, to invest in our processes and to modernise
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced a new Cabinet on Wednesday that puts a retired general linked to human rights abuses in charge of security and returns a popular reformist to the finance ministry.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 — The DAP's Tony Pua took to Facebook today to vent his frustration purportedly over PKR announcing to the press its refusal to support his party's plan to hold snap polls...
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire was fouling the summer season on a beloved and scenic stretch of the California coast, where smoke and the threat of flames forced the closure of state parks near Big Sur.
By Thomas Wilson TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Line Corp, reporting earnings for the first time since listing, on Wednesday said it swung to a profit in the first half of the year as advertising revenue soared. The operator of Japan's dominant mobile messaging application posted net profit of 2.6
WASHINGTON (AP) — With consumers spending and employers hiring more freely, the U.S. economy has fared better of late. But when the Federal Reserve ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday, most analysts think it will signal that it wants to see further gains before raising interest rates again.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A couple of doors down from Club Blu, where a young man and a 14-year-old boy were killed while attending a teen party, shop owner Idis Edouard hoisted a rod above his head to gently move a girl's blue dress aside.
University of Washington biology professor Adam Summers no longer has to coax hospital staff to use their CT scanners so he can visualize the inner structures of sting ray and other fish. Last fall, he ...
Japan launched an economic stimulus package worth more than 28 trillion yen ($266 billion) Wednesday, days before the central bank is expected to unveil its own growth-boosting measures. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the programme in a speech in southwestern Japan, giving few details except to
A Japanese man who admitted murdering 19 people at a centre for the mentally disabled grinned at news cameras on Wednesday before being questioned over the country's worst killing spree in decades. With a blue jacket draped over his head, Satoshi Uematsu was escorted out of a police station into
A shootout between gunmen and Armenian police has left five people injured, an official said Wednesday, as the authorities remain locked in a protracted standoff with the heavily armed opposition supporters. A police officer and four gunmen were wounded as clashes erupted at a police compound in the
By Hyun Oh SAGAMIHARA, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese police on Wednesday raided the house of a 26-year-old man suspected of stabbing to death 19 people and wounding dozens at a facility for the disabled in a small town near Tokyo, Japan's worst mass killing in decades. About half a dozen plainclothes
PUTRAJAYA, July 27 — The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) has managed to enable social mobility among rural Malaysians as there are over 50,000 children of settlers living in the Klang...
Iran's Guardian Council announced Wednesday that next year's presidential election will take place on May 19 with embattled incumbent Hassan Rouhani expected to run for a second term. Rouhani, a moderate who oversaw a deal with world powers to end sanctions in exchange for curbing Iran's
Sarah Takeda thought she had a good little business renting a traditional tatami-mat room in her house on Airbnb. Calls for change have reached the highest levels of government, which is mulling a revision to the rules, as Japan's tourist numbers hit fresh records and Tokyo scrambles to build enough
Struggling Malaysia Airlines on Wednesday announced plans to purchase 50 Boeing aircraft for $5.5 billion as it continues efforts to recover from devastating twin disasters in 2014. Malaysia's national flag carrier said it had placed firm orders for 25 Boeing 737 MAX jets and had purchase rights
A controversial former military chief accused of atrocities during Indonesia's brutal occupation of East Timor was appointed top security minister Wednesday, with activists calling it a step backwards for human rights. Wiranto, named to the powerful post in a cabinet reshuffle, was among senior
Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement, as strong U.S. economic data raised questions over the likely course for interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei ...
French automaker Peugeot-Citroen (PSA) Wednesday reported a doubling of net profits in the first half of the year and said it expected the car market in China to grow eight percent in 2016. Profits came in at 2.1 billion euros ($2.3 billion) despite a drop in overall sales which the firm put down to
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces tracked down a group of suspects behind the deadly ambush of a family car in the West Bank earlier this month and killed the man who pulled the trigger in that attack in a shootout early on Wednesday, the military said.
A Pakistani Taliban faction has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's killing of two military officers in the southern city of Karachi, a spokesman for the Islamist group said. The officers were killed as they were on the Pakistani Taliban faction's "target list", Ehsan Ullah Ehsan,