Japanese Hostage's Wife Got Ransom Demand Months Ago
January 21 2015 3:58 PM
The Islamic State group is demanding $200 million for the release of two Japanese citizens in the next 72 hours.
US-India Climate Talks To Boost Clean Energy, Not Cut Carbon
January 21 2015 3:20 PM
President Obama's India visit next week will focus more on renewable energy than on slowing coal and oil consumption.
China's Slowing Growth Won't Hurt World Economy: Li Keqiang
January 21 2015 2:34 PM
In fact, by carefully easing its economic growth rate, China will contribute to global economic growth, the Chinese premier said.
Kim Jong Un Moscow Visit Is 'Likely'
January 21 2015 2:33 PM
If the North Korean leader accepts, this would be his first foreign visit since he took power in 2011.
Japan's Abe Faces Tough Choices In ISIS Hostage Crisis
January 21 2015 2:22 PM
Abe's proposed defense bill would allow for Japan to participate militarily on an international stage for the first time since World War II.
Japan PM Looks To Middle East For ISIS Hostage Help
January 21 2015 9:33 AM
Abe is running out of time to rescue the two Japanese hostages held by the Islamic State, and he is looking to the Middle East for help.
Japanese Muslims Condemn Islamic State's Hostage Situation
January 21 2015 8:34 AM
“The Muslims have long been misunderstood in Japan. An incident like this could further breed the illusion that Islam is a religion for terrorists."
Pope Francis Clarifies Contraception Remark
January 21 2015 8:26 AM
The pontiff's remark that Catholics should not breed "like rabbits" caused an uproar.
Australia Refuses To Extradite Malaysian Officer Facing Death Sentence
January 21 2015 7:00 AM
Sirul Azhar Umar fled to Australia before the panel of judges at Malaysia's Supreme Court upheld the decision to hang him.
China's 'New Normal'
January 21 2015 5:01 AM
In Davos, the term “New Normal" has come to describe a new mode of development that will trump the old obsession with growth at any cost.
China Reprimands 11 Officials Over New Year’s Eve Stampede
January 21 2015 4:23 AM
The deadly stampede at Shanghai's historic riverfront walk, the Bund, had killed 36 people and injured 49 others.
Will India Budge On Its Nuclear Liability Laws?
January 21 2015 3:26 AM
India may have to work around its stringent civil nuclear liability laws to facilitate U.S. investment.
We'll Be Live Blogging The President's SOTU Address
January 20 2015 6:24 PM
Obama's speech comes nearly three months after Democrats lost the Senate and House to GOP lawmakers.
Few CEOs Say Government Should Make Climate Change A Priority
January 20 2015 2:15 PM
Despite the threat of big climate-related costs to business, CEOs want government to focus more on cutting taxes than on carbon emissions.
AirAsia Plane Made Impossibly Steep Climb Before Crashing
January 20 2015 11:17 AM
Indonesian transport minister said even fighter jets could not have made that climb without sustaining damage to the plane.
Don't Breed 'Like Rabbits': Vatican's Teaching On Responsible Sex
January 20 2015 10:58 AM
“Some think, excuse me if I use the word, that in order to be good Catholics, we have to be like rabbits,” the pope said, “but no.”
Activists Threaten To Float 'The Interview' North
January 20 2015 8:35 AM
Pyongyang warns the South Korean leader of the balloon launches that he'll "pay for his crimes in blood" if copies of the movie make it over the border.
South Korea Group Launches Anti-North Leaflets Despite Calls To Refrain
January 20 2015 6:32 AM
Pyongyang had threatened military action if the leaflet launches were allowed by South Korean authorities.
Global Unemployment Levels To Rise Amid Growing Inequality: UN
January 20 2015 4:35 AM
The United Nations said that high levels of unemployment among young people could eventually lead to "social unrest."
Hostages' Lives 'Are The Top Priority'
January 20 2015 2:20 AM
Shinzo Abe responded to a video released by ISIS on Tuesday demanding a $200 million ransom to release two Japanese hostages.