French Parliament Passes Deficit-Cutting 2015 Budget
December 18 2014 7:28 AM
The French parliament approved President Francois Hollande’s revised 2015 deficit-cutting budget on Thursday.
China Police Chief Who Released Drunk Son Charged With Graft
December 18 2014 4:59 AM
China's governing Communist Party has been waging a campaign against corruption, in a bid to increase its legitimacy.
Fed Confident On US Growth, Opens Door Wider To Rate Hike
December 18 2014 3:55 AM
The Fed has held benchmark overnight rates near zero since December 2008.
Russia Minister Says Ukraine Sanctions Could Last 'Decades'
December 18 2014 3:02 AM
Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev told a Russian paper: "When a U.S. law is passed it is very hard to change it afterwards."
Three Arrested In Europe Over Plot To Sell Weapons To FARC
December 17 2014 11:27 PM
The men were charged with conspiracy to kill employees of the U.S., and with conspiracy to provide material support to a Colombian rebel group.
Obama Signs $1.1 Trillion Government Spending Bill
December 17 2014 7:12 AM
President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last week.
Drone Strike In Afghanistan Kills Four Pakistani Taliban: Official
December 17 2014 6:07 AM
A U.S. drone strike in eastern Afghanistan has killed four Pakistani Taliban members and seven other insurgents.
China's Baidu Confirms Investment In Online Taxi Service Uber
December 17 2014 2:48 AM
Chinese Internet giant Baidu confirmed it is buying a stake in Uber but didn't disclose the stake size or the investment amount.
Asian Business Sentiment Rebounds In Fourth Quarter, India Most Optimistic
December 17 2014 2:37 AM
Business sentiment among Asia's top companies rebounded in the fourth quarter to the second-highest level in almost three years.
India's SpiceJet Airline Grounds Fleet For Lack Of Fuel
December 17 2014 12:27 AM
Loss-making SpiceJet owes money to creditors, including oil companies.
Investors See Greek Upheaval Ring-Fenced From Rest Of Euro Zone
December 16 2014 9:08 PM
Greece's future in the euro zone may hang in the balance once more, but investors believe the market fallout from any current political turbulence can be insulated.
Repsol To Buy Talisman Energy For $13B
December 16 2014 6:29 AM
Analysts said the Spanish company had paid a hefty price for Talisman.
UK Inflation Falls Sharply In November To 12-Year Low
December 16 2014 5:15 AM
The fall in inflation has given some respite to British households and average earnings rose by more than prices in September.
Britain's State-Backed Banks Scrape Through BoE Stress Test
December 16 2014 3:43 AM
The Co-operative Bank, which nearly collapsed last year before being bailed out by bondholders, was the only bank to fail the test.
China Factory Activity Contracts For First Time In 7 Months, Stimulus Expected
December 16 2014 3:00 AM
The gloomy report reinforces investors' fears that the world's second-largest economy is losing momentum.
Standard Chartered In Deal To Sell HK, Shenzhen Consumer Finance Units
December 16 2014 1:48 AM
The buying consortium includes China Travel Financial Holdings, York Capital Management Global Advisors and Pepper Australia Pty Ltd.
South Korea To Report Ex-Korean Air Executive To Prosecutors Over Role In Flight Delay
December 16 2014 12:07 AM
Former Korean Air Lines executive, Heather Cho, may face legal charges if prosecutors pursue the case.
India's Trade Deficit Widens Amid Recovery Hopes
December 15 2014 11:17 PM
Growth slowed to 5.3 percent in the July-September quarter from a 2-1/2-year high of 5.7 percent in the previous quarter.
Ex-Madoff Manager Sentenced To Six Years In Prison For Fraud
December 15 2014 9:11 PM
A former manager at Bernard Madoff's firm was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday for helping her now imprisoned boss carry out his multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme.
Around 1,300 Killed In Ukraine Since Ceasefire: UN
December 15 2014 7:20 AM
UN report also highlights systematic human rights violations on the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Russia from Ukraine in March.