By DIAA HADID and ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - U.N. observers suspended their patrols in Syria on Saturday due to a recent spike in violence, the strongest sign yet that an international peace plan was unraveling despite months of diplomatic efforts to prevent the
By NG HAN GUANAssociated Press
JIUQUAN, China (AP) - China launched its most ambitious space mission yet on Saturday, carrying its first female astronaut and two male colleagues in an attempt to dock with an orbiting module and work on board for more than a week
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Burger King is setting its sights on China.
The world's second largest hamburger chain says it will open 1,000 restaurants in the country over the next five to seven years. It's the largest multi-
By SANDY SHOREAP Energy Writer
Greece consumes a small amount of the world's oil. But it could have a big effect on the price of crude next week.
The nation holds an election Sunday, and Greeks could pick a government that wants to stop using the euro as
By The Associated Press
NEW RESTRICTIONS: Malaysia's government has imposed two new conditions on a rare earth refinery set up by an Australian miner. The government is trying to assuage public fears of radioactive pollution.
REACTION: The head of a
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. factories produced less in May than April, as automakers cut back on output for the first time in six months. The report indicates that manufacturing, a key driver of the economic growth, is slowing
By MATTI HUUHTANENAssociated Press
HELSINKI (AP) - Moody's ratings agency on Friday downgraded Nokia's debt grade to junk status, citing greater than anticipated pressure on the struggling cellphone maker's earnings after it announced plans for major cuts and global
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Foreign demand for U.S. Treasury securities rose to a record high in April. China, the largest buyer of Treasury debt, increased its holdings slightly after trimming them for two straight months.
By ALEXA OLESENAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - Shanghai grad student Wu Heng hadn't planned to become a food activist but he couldn't stop himself after reading a news story about cooks slathering pork in chemicals to make it look and smell like costlier cuts of beef
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOVAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's foreign minister said Friday that Moscow isn't discussing Syria's future without President Bashar Assad as Washington has claimed, in the latest volley in a contentious back-and-forth on how to end the