By Olof Swahnberg and Helena Soderpalm STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ericsson picked Borje Ekholm, a Swedish business insider and veteran board member, to steer the telecoms gear maker through its worst crisis in a decade. Ekholm's surprise appointment as CEO on Wednesday ends months of speculation over
By Alexandra Ulmer and Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Opposition supporters headed to rallies around Venezuela on Wednesday against unpopular socialist President Nicolas Maduro, whom they accuse of turning into a dictator by preventing a plebiscite to remove him. The opposition coalition says
BEIRUT (AP) — Improvised land mines planted by the Islamic State group have killed and wounded hundreds of civilians, including dozens of children, in a town recently freed of the militants in northern Syria, a leading human rights group said Wednesday.
Coca-Cola's profit fell 28 percent in the third quarter, but its results still beat Wall Street expectations. Its shares rose before the stock market opened Wednesday. The world's largest beverage maker ...
Donald Trump's campaign is defending his eyebrow-raising decision to spend precious campaign time promoting his business in the final days of the long presidential campaign as his poll numbers sink. With ...
NEW DELHI (AP) — An elite club of chefs is taking a break from feeding the world's most powerful leaders to visit the Indian capital and sample its spicy, aromatic cuisine.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish mobile networks company Ericsson said Wednesday it has named longtime board member Borje Ekholm as its new CEO, in a bid to turn around the company amid a decline in the industry.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A third African country, Gambia, says it will leave the International Criminal Court as fears grow of a mass pullout from the body that pursues some of the world's worst atrocities.
Taliban insurgents on Wednesday killed 26 Afghan civilians after abducting them in the remote central province of Ghor the previous day, officials said, the latest brutal attack targeting the local population ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say the Oklahoma man who has been wanted since Sunday in a string of violent crimes, including the killings of two relatives, had a hit list purporting to target several more people.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — In New Zealand there are twice as many cows as people, but it's the hobbits that are really making hay.
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's city of Quetta shut down on Wednesday following a militant rampage at a police academy the day before as the victims' families buried 60 police cadets and an army officer killed in the attack — one of the deadliest targeting Pakistani security forces in recent
CALAIS, France (AP) — Large portions of the makeshift refugee camp known as "the jungle" went up in flames Wednesday, as departing migrants set fire to shelters and tents before police moved in to relocate them out of northern France.
The offensive to drive the Islamic State group from its Raqa stronghold in Syria will begin in the next few weeks, top US and British defence officials said Wednesday. US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter and his British counterpart Michael Fallon made the predictions nearly 10 days into a US-backed Iraqi
By Matthias Blamont CALAIS, France (Reuters) - Migrants at the "Jungle" camp in Calais set more tents and shelters ablaze on Wednesday and an explosion rocked the site, while others queued to be resettled around France by officials clearing the camp. Regional prefect Fabienne Buccio said
Comcast's profit rose 12 percent in the July-September quarter thanks to the Olympics and the first third-quarter gains in video subscribers in a decade. NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke has said that the ...
At least seven children were among 22 civilians killed in air strikes Wednesday that hit a school and the surrounding area in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said "warplanes -- either Russia or Syrian -- carried out six strikes"
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TOKYO (AP) — Getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program has long been the holy grail of multilateral diplomacy with Pyongyang. So, now that the U.S. intelligence director has publicly stated that he thinks it's probably a "lost cause," how are North Korea's neighbors
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russia's top security official is urging closer cooperation with Serbia as part of increased efforts by Moscow to boost its influence in the Balkan country that is seeking EU membership.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he wants US troops out of his country in the next two years and is willing to scrap defence pacts with longtime ally Washington if necessary. The remarks during a high-profile visit to Japan follow a series of anti-American tirades by the firebrand
By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Maher Chmaytelli QAYYARA/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters on Wednesday kept up their fierce defence of the southern approaches to Mosul which has held up Iraqi troops on the southern front and forced an elite army unit east of the city to put its more rapid
World stock markets mostly retreated Wednesday, dragged lower by falls for miners' shares and oil prices, traders said. After declines for the bulk of Asia's stock markets, Europe's top indices were showing losses of 1.0 percent compared with Tuesday's closing levels. The heaviest faller
TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and the Philippines agreed Wednesday to cooperate in promoting regional peace and stability and endorsed Japan's provision of patrol boats and military training aircraft to bolster Philippine maritime security, without discussing their alliances with the U.S., whose