By By FOSTER KLUGAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea is gearing up to fire a long-range rocket this month in a defiant move expected to raise the stakes of a global standoff over its missile and nuclear programs.
The North's announcement Saturday that it would launch the
By By TODD PITMANAssociated Press
BANGKOK (AP) - For Aung San Suu Kyi the democracy activist, the 25-year struggle against Myanmar's former army rulers was a largely black-and-white affair - a clear fight for freedom against one of the world's most oppressive regimes.
But Suu Kyi the
By By MICHAEL CASEY and KARL RITTER
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - At Friday prayers in Qatar's most popular mosque, the imam discussed the civil war in Syria, the unrest in Egypt and the U.N. endorsement of an independent state of Palestine.
Not a word about climate change, even though the Middle
BEIJING (AP) - China's manufacturing grew in November in the latest sign the world's second-largest economy is recovering from its deepest slump since the 2008 global crisis, a survey showed Saturday.
The state-sanctioned China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing's monthly
By By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A former General Motors engineer with access to the automaker's hybrid technology was convicted Friday along with her husband of stealing trade secrets for possible use in China.
Shanshan Du won a transfer within GM in 2003 to be closer to the
SOPOT, Poland (AP) - Seeking renewable energy to meet EU recommendations and cut dependence on Russian energy imports, Poland is looking to offshore wind farms as part of the answer.
The government has granted 14 licenses for development of wind farms on the Baltic Sea and will review more than two
BERLIN (AP) - German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG's light bulb unit, Osram, says it is cutting 4,700 additional jobs in its drive to save costs and phase out older technologies.
Company spokesman Stefan Schmidt told The Associated Press on Friday the cuts come on top of others previously
By By MARIA SUDEKUMAssociated Press
DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) - To announce one of the biggest events of their lives together, Cindy and Mark Hill returned to the place where it all began - the high school where they became sweethearts in the 1970s.
Surrounded by family and friends, the two were
By By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
HONG KONG (AP) - The notorious Macau crime boss known as Broken Tooth Koi, who was released from prison Saturday after serving nearly 15 years, will hardly recognize the city he terrorized in the late 1990s with a brutal gangland war.
Wan Kuok-koi was
By By CARLO PIOVANOAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Uncertainty over whether U.S. leaders can resolve a critical budget deadlock and figures showing the unemployment rate across the 17-country eurozone at a record high kept a lid on markets Friday.
However, most stock indexes looked like they