Thursday, February 11, 2016
European stocks were higher Wednesday ahead of testimony from the Federal Reserve chief that could either ease market turmoil or add to it. Asian markets mostly fell in a spillover sell-off from the previous day's losses on Wall Street.
A Hong Kong student activist was detained at the city's airport on Wednesday morning, apparently on suspicion of involvement in a violent Lunar New Year clash between police and protesters, his group said.
Bernie Sanders won a commanding victory over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary, and Donald Trump also scored a big win in a triumph of two outsider candidates who have ridden a wave of voter frustration with American politics.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fishballs and other local holiday delicacies, with dozens injured and arrested.
Global markets sank Tuesday, led by a 5.4 percent slide in Tokyo, as renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Two pro-government television channels say that "positive results" could come out of negotiations between Myanmar's military chief and Aung San Suu Kyi on suspending a constitutional clause that prevents her from becoming the president.
A reborn Orange Crush might have sent Peyton Manning into retirement with a Super ending to his career.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Two survivors -- one found shielded under the body of her husband -- were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building on Monday, two days after a powerful quake in southern Taiwan killed at least 37.
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen visited people injured in Saturday's earthquake in Tainan on Monday and said the ongoing rescue efforts will continue as long as necessary.