Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei said on Monday that revenue surged 40 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2016, boosted by steady growth in smartphone sales. Total sales revenue reached 245.5 billion yuan ($36.7 billion) in January-June, audited results released in a company statement
US Democrats scrambled to contain damaging revelations of an insider effort to hobble Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign, with the party boss abruptly announcing her resignation on the eve of the convention to officially nominate Hillary Clinton. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she would step
Japanese stocks rallied again on Monday following another Wall Street record as dealers look ahead to central bank meetings in Japan and the United States but other Asian markets struggled after racking up healthy recent gains. The bank policymakers' gatherings are the first since last month'
Japan on Monday posted its first half-year trade surplus since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, after the accident sent energy import bills soaring and led to a string of deficits. A sharp drop in oil and gas prices took pressure off Japan's trade balance, but exports still struggled to make
A Syrian migrant set off an explosion at a bar in southern Germany that killed himself and wounded a dozen others, authorities said, the third attack to hit Bavaria in a week. The 27-year-old had intended to target a nearby music festival in the city of Ansbach, news agency DPA quoted regional interior
July 25 (Reuters) - The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar at 0131 GMT. CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Currency Latest bid Previous day Pct Move Japan yen 106.61 106.24 -0.35 ...
The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets. FUNDAMENTALS * Malaysian palm oil futures fell on Friday, after climbing to a two-week high in ...
A veteran Mexican drug lord wanted by the United States for the 1985 murder of a US undercover agent has denied killing the man and insisted that he has left the crime world. Rafael Caro Quintero, co-founder of the now defunct Guadalajara cartel, said in an interview published Sunday by news magazine
One person was killed and 11 injured by an explosion at a restaurant in the southern German city of Ansbach on Sunday night, DPA reported, citing local police.
A Syrian refugee was arrested after killing a woman with a machete in the German city of Reutlingen, in an incident police said did not bear the hallmarks of a "terrorist attack" and was more likely to have been a crime of passion. "At this stage of the enquiry we have nothing to indicate
The teenager who shot dead nine people at a Munich shopping mall spent a year planning the rampage but selected his victims at random, officials said Sunday, as police arrested a 16-year-old Afghan friend of the gunman in connection with the attack. Details are emerging of attacker David Ali Sonboly
The United States Embassy in Myanmar held a tear gas training exercise on Sunday night that sparked rumours of an explosion and brought emergency services to the scene, a police officer said. Speculation rippled across social media after fire trucks and ambulances were seen outside the embassy compound
If Colombia signs its landmark peace deal to end a half century of civil war, the pact will offer equal social rights for women and LGBT victims, a draft inked Sunday in Havana showed. Under the agreement in principle, gender discrimination is included in the final peace deal. The partial draft was
A fresh crisis has hit France's government when a senior policewoman claimed the interior ministry pressured her to alter a report into security at the Nice fireworks display where 84 were killed when a man rammed a lorry into the crowd. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve -- whose account of police
German police said on Sunday they had arrested a 16-year-old Afghan friend of the gunman who killed nine people in a rampage at a shopping centre in Munich. "We suspect that this boy aged 16 years could have been aware of the act," police said in a statement following Friday's shooting
Venezuela's electoral authorities are to announce Tuesday whether moves to stage a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro can go ahead after verifying signatures on an opposition-organized petition. The outcome could open the way to a vote to oust Maduro, the chosen successor to late
"Star Trek Beyond" boldly went to the top of the box office in its weekend debut, sending "The Secret Life of Pets" to the doghouse in the number two spot. Paramount's "Star Trek Beyond," the latest installment in the 50-year-old franchise, beamed up $59.6 million in
Many thousands of Turks massed Sunday for the first cross-party rally to condemn the coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, amid a purge of suspected state enemies. Istanbul's Taksim square was transformed into a red sea of national flags as Erdogan's ruling Islamic-conservatives
Toughening immigration checks for the French and Germans, questioning NATO obligations and hinting at an exit from the World Trade Organization: Donald Trump cast further doubt Sunday on US alliances and commitments around the world. In his first wide-ranging interview since he was crowned the Republican
Britain's finance minister warned Brexit would cast a "shadow" over the world economy but said he was eyeing a free trade deal with China in interviews with the BBC and Sky News on Sunday. Speaking on the sidelines of the G20 meeting of leading world economies in Chengdu, China, Philip
Rebel rocket fire hit central Damascus late Sunday after air raids struck four makeshift hospitals in Syria's battered city of Aleppo, jeopardising medical care for more than 200,000 desperate civilians. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said at least eight people were killed and 20
Kendrick Lamar wrote the unofficial anthem of the Black Lives Matter movement yet, in charged times, the rap star found he could be mellow while staying salient. Lamar, whose live schedule has been surprisingly sparse since he triumphed at the Grammy Awards in February, on Saturday headlined the inaugural
British holidaymakers spent hours sweating in their cars as 15-hour queues snaked back from the port of Dover on Sunday due to heightened entry checks by French border police. Stationary vehicles tailed back up to 12 miles (19 kilometres) inland from Dover, on England's southeastern tip. The peak
New Delhi's home minister called for "maximum restraint" in Indian Kashmir on Sunday after weeks of clashes between protesters and security forces that left scores dead. At least 49 people have been killed in clashes in Indian-administered Kashmir following the death of popular young rebel
A woman was killed and two people injured by a 21-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker armed with a machete on Sunday in the southwest German city of Reutlingen, the local police said. The man, who has been detained, "had a dispute" with the woman and killed her "with a machete" before