By ANGELA CHARLTONAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - The global economy could easily slide back into recession if its major problems - like U.S. budget standoffs and Europe's lack of jobs - are left to fester, a leading international economic body said Tuesday.
In its half-yearly update, the
By PETER ENAVAssociated Press
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Asian media mogul Jimmy Lai's sale of his Taiwan holdings to a Taiwanese group that includes an outspoken, pro-China businessman has sparked protests in Taipei as fears grow it will rein in a source of lively, independent reporting on the
By MICHAEL CASEYAssociated Press
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Anticipating an onslaught of criticism from poor nations, the United States claimed "enormous" strides in reducing greenhouse emissions at the opening of U.N. climate talks Monday, despite failing to join other industrialized nations in
By CAROLYN THOMPSONAssociated Press
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - More than 100 domain names were seized in an international crackdown on websites that sell counterfeit merchandise, federal authorities said Monday, just in time for the biggest online shopping day of the year.
It was the third
By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian rebels on Monday captured a hydroelectric dam on the Euphrates River in the country's north after days of heavy clashes, carting off boxes of ammunition from defeated regime forces in the latest in a string of recent strategic advances
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung Electronics Co. says its audit of Chinese suppliers found illegal labor practices such as excessive overtime.
Samsung said Monday it found instances of Chinese employees working overtime beyond legal hours and being fined for absence or tardiness.
By KARL RITTERAssociated Press
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - The U.S. defended its track record on fighting climate change on Monday at U.N. talks, saying it's making "enormous" efforts to slow global warming and help the poor nations most affected by it.
Other countries have accused Washington of
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
HONG KONG (AP) - A New York Times investigation showing that Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's family made a fortune from investing in Ping An Insurance after it lobbied him to waive rules requiring a breakup drew a denial from the insurer on Monday.
By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer
Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities since Congress passed landmark legislation on their behalf in 1990. And yet advocates say barriers and bias still abound when it comes to one basic human right: To be a parent
BEIJING (AP) - Pop icon Elton John publicly dedicated his only concert in Beijing to Chinese artist and political critic Ai Weiwei, sending a murmur of shock through an audience accustomed to tight censorship of entertainment.
Minutes into a more than two-hour show Sunday night, John told the