Asian markets rose Thursday as the economic growth reported by Japan and possible additional monetary stimulus from Federal Reserve to spur growth of the US economy offset the increasing concern of Greece leaving the euro zone.
Japan?s economy grew in the first three months of the year from the preceding quarter, boosted by reconstruction activities in regions hit by last year?s tsunami.
Northern Chile, was rocked by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake Monday in the strongest temblor to hit the South American nation since a 7.1-magnitude quake hit the country's central region on March 25.
Garret McNamara is officially the only surfer to have ever ridden a 90-foot wave. The 44-year-old professional surfer from Hawaii was awarded the Global Big Wave Award prize at the Billabong XXL Awards on May 4, after officials reviewed the wave, which measured 23.7 meters high.
Japan?s current account surplus fell 8.6 percent in March compared to a year earlier, thanks largely to higher energy costs, the country?s Finance Ministry revealed Thursday. A stronger-than-desired yen is also weighing on export growth and it makes Japanese goods less competitive.
Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM) reported a 30 percent drop in income for its fiscal year ended March 31, but the company is nevertheless making headway down the road to recovery from last year's earthquake in Japan and floods in Thailand as income for January-March 2012 increased by a factor of five.
Now approaching three months after ?Mass Effect 3? was officially released, it seems concerns about the less-than-satisfying ending have begun to quiet down. Fans have made their opinion known to developer BioWare through various movements, such as the delivery of over 400 cupcakes to the office located in Edmonton, Alberta.
Washington will host Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda for three days of bilateral discussions over trade policy and the North Korean and Iranian nuclear threats, in hopes of strengthening the US-Japan alliance.
A Japan earthquake struck a southeastern section of Honshu island Tuesday afternoon, rocking the region with a reported 5.5-magnitude shock.
A soccer ball found washed up on the shores of Alaska's Middleton Island will be returned to its rightful owner: a Japanese teenager named Misaki Murakami, who lost all of his worldly possessions during last year's tsunami.
The 2,080-foot Tokyo Sky Tree, branded as the world’s tallest freestanding tower, rises just 640 feet shy of the world-record-holder for tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. The Sky Tree will open to tourists on May 22.
Japan reported Thursday a record trade deficit for fiscal year 2011 as exports tumbled on account of falling global demand and a nuclear energy crisis that resulted in the rise of oil and gas imports.
Shintaro Ishihara may not be a household name in the United States. But in East Asia, he is often at the center of international controversy because of nationalistic-themed statements that regularly infuriate China and South Korea -- and on Monday, he did it again.
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck Chile on Monday night, causing minor damage and one death in the strong quake that hit port city Valparaiso.
As many as 600,000 Macs worldwide have been infested by the sudden attack of Flashback Trojan.
The western coast of Mexico was struck by a more powerful earthquake Thursday morning after a 6.5 magnitude trembler rocked the sparsely populated mountain region in Michoacan state Wednesday evening.