Sunday, August 2, 2015
Mainland China will ban exports of high-performance drones and computers due to national security reasons, trade and customs authorities said on Friday.
U.S. oil giants Chevron and ExxonMobil signaled Friday further belt-tightening ahead as the industry responds to lower oil prices that slammed earnings in the second quarter.
Eleven people have been questioned and the boss of Serbia's state lottery forced to resign in a fraud probe into an extraordinary "coincidence" in a live television draw, an interior ministry spokesman told AFP.
Turkey has killed 260 Kurdish militants in a week-long air offensive on targets in northern Iraq, official media claimed Saturday, as regional Iraqi authorities said it was time the rebels pulled out due to growing concern over the civilian toll.
Immigration is the main concern of Europeans, ahead of economic problems and unemployment, according to a new opinion poll released by the European Commission.
Germany has hosted more than 300,000 asylum seekers since the start of the year, said the daily Die Welt on Saturday, as Berlin prepares for a record influx of refugees in 2015.
Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby. The co-founder of the world's largest social network used a Facebook post Friday to announce that Chan is pregnant with a healthy baby daughter. He didn't say when the baby is due.
U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, earned more than US$139 million between 2007 and 2014, according to eight years of federal income tax returns released by her campaign.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
A female suicide bomber and Boko Haram gunmen killed 16 people in Nigeria as the commander of a new multinational force tasked with fighting the Islamists pledged on Friday to crush the insurgency "very soon".