Australian Mother Charged With Murder Of Eight 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."
Magnitude-5.9 Earthquake Rocks Japan’s Honshu Island: USGS
December 20 2014 8:19 AM
The quake shook Fukushima where crippled nuclear power plants are located, but local media say there was no tsunami warning.
India's Flipkart Raises $700M In Fresh Funding
December 20 2014 7:19 AM
Flipkart said it had raised $700 million, as it tries to compete with Amazon, which is rapidly scaling up operations in the country.
Putin Urges Russian Secret Services To Tackle 'Modern Challenges'
December 20 2014 6:33 AM
Putin, himself a former KGB agent, sent the message in a letter to to veterans and current operatives of Russia's security services on the day Moscow traditionally honors them..
India Looks To Sway Americans With Nuclear Power Insurance Plan
December 20 2014 1:26 AM
India is offering to set up an insurance pool to indemnify global nuclear suppliers against liability in the case of a nuclear accident.
GM Develops Contingency Plans In Case Takata Recalls Widen
December 20 2014 12:45 AM
General Motors has developed contingency plans in case recalls of potentially lethal Takata-made air bag inflators widens.
Crank Up Public Spending To Revive India Growth: Chief Economic Adviser
December 19 2014 7:14 AM
Arvind Subramanian said on Friday that India should increase public spending to boost economic growth in the medium term.
Detained China Rights Lawyer Facing 'Inhuman Torment,' Wife Says
December 19 2014 5:15 AM
Pu Zhiqiang, one of China's most outspoken dissidents, was arrested in June on charges that supporters say are politically motivated.
Swiss Central Bank Announces Negative Interest Rates To Stem Flight Into Franc
December 19 2014 3:46 AM
Swiss National Bank announced it would impose an interest rate of -0.25 percent on the portion of so-called "sight deposits."
US Marine, Charged With Killing Transgender Filipino, Appears In Court
December 19 2014 2:24 AM
Joseph Scott Pemberton has been charged with the murder of Jeffrey Laude, who was found dead in a hotel in northwest of Manila.
Asia Stocks Boast Biggest Rise In 15 Months
December 19 2014 2:08 AM
Asian shares enjoyed their best day in 15 months on Friday after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011.
Tata, Singapore Air Venture Vistara To Take Off On Jan 9
December 19 2014 12:29 AM
Based in New Delhi, the full service Vistara will begin operations with a fleet of new Airbus A320-200s with 148 seats.
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.