Britain Weighs Up Oil Industry Calls For North Sea Tax Breaks
December 22 2014 2:41 AM
Britain is considering reducing the tax bill for oil explorers in the North Sea including a proposal from the industry to halve rates.
China Stock Connect Scheme Scorecard Throws Up Surprises
December 22 2014 1:25 AM
Regulatory hurdles have kept out a large swathe of the investment community despite a sizzling stock market rally on the mainland.
UK Firms Expect To Pay Higher Wages In 2015, Industry Body Says
December 22 2014 12:29 AM
British companies plan to cautiously relax their grip on pay in 2015.
China Foreign Minister Says Willing To Help Russia
December 21 2014 11:56 PM
China's trade minister proposed more use of China's currency in settling trade with Russia in the face of a weaker ruble.
Syria Says Israeli Drone Downed In Quneitra
December 21 2014 7:34 PM
Quneitra has seen heavy fighting between forces loyal to President Bashar Assad and rebels including al Qaeda-linked fighters.
Invoking Allah, Driver Slams Car Into Pedestrians In Eastern France
December 21 2014 6:20 PM
France is on high alert for attacks from Islamist extremists.
Saudi Arabia Says Won't Cut Oil Output
December 21 2014 2:01 PM
Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi blamed falling oil prices on speculators and lack of cooperation from non-OPEC members
Tunisia's Essebsi Campaign Claims Vote Victory
December 21 2014 1:33 PM
"I dedicate my victory to the martyrs of Tunisia," Essebsi said in claiming victory.
Lithuania Looks For Happy New Year As It Joins Eurozone
December 21 2014 1:04 PM
New Year’s Day, Lithuania will become the last of the Baltic states to join the euro currency bloc.
Saudi Arabia Won't Cut Its Crude-Oil Production
December 21 2014 1:00 PM
Saudi Arabia Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi says other countries are welcome to cut their oil output, but that his country will not be doing it.
Egypt Accepts Travelers From Gaza For First Time Since October
December 21 2014 8:47 AM
An Egyptian official says there has been no decision made about allowing the permanent opening of the border crossing.
European Rust Belt Seeks New Ideas As Ford, GM Shutter Plants
December 21 2014 8:37 AM
As Ford and GM plants close, workers are unsure about what comes next.
China Tightens Grip On Macau As Dissent Rises In Gambling Hub
December 21 2014 8:20 AM
Beijing is putting the squeeze on gambling-industry workers in Macau.
Pfizer Unlikely To Make New Bid For AstraZeneca: Report
December 21 2014 7:24 AM
"I can't say it will never happen, but the probability that Pfizer returns is much less," the AstraZeneca CEO tells a Swedish newspaper.
Afghan Taliban Decry 'Biased' UN Report On Civilian Casualties
December 21 2014 5:07 AM
The Taliban accused the UN of "enmity and political motives," after it reported a record number of civilians were killed or wounded by insurgents.
South Korea Prosecutors Investigate Data Leak At Nuclear Plant Operator
December 21 2014 3:50 AM
The investigation comes as worries mount about nuclear safety and potential cyberattacks from North Korea.
Australian Mother Charged With Murder Of 8 Children
December 21 2014 1:16 AM
Police said the 37-year-old woman was charged in a bedside hearing at a Cairns hospital, where she is recovering from stab wounds.
Australian Defense Minister Out In Cabinet Reshuffle
December 21 2014 12:51 AM
David Johnston was thrown out the cabinet, a month after a gaffe in which he criticized a government-owned shipbuilder.
Scottish Prosecutor Says No Reason To Doubt Lockerbie Bomber's Guilt
December 20 2014 9:16 PM
Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was the only person found guilty over the Dec. 21, 1988, attack on Pan Am Flight 103.
French Police Shoot Dead Knife-Wielding Man In Police Station
December 20 2014 6:35 PM
Police confirmed the attacker had shouted "Allahu Akbar" during the attack, which he said was "extremely violent."