Category Archives: World

China's Alibaba pays $266M for influential HK newspaper

HONG KONG (AP) — E-commerce company Alibaba is buying Hong Kong's South China Morning Post for 2.06 billion Hong Kong dollars ($266 million), it said Monday, in a deal that's…

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BEIJING (AP) — Prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang went on trial Monday on charges of provoking trouble with commentaries on social media that were critical of the ruling Communist Party….

Singapore court rules North Korea-linked shipper guilty in illegal arms case

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A district court in Singapore on Monday found Chinpo Shipping, a company implicated in an illegal shipment of arms on a North Korean container ship, guilty of…

Merkel dismisses U.S. request for more military help against Islamic State

BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday brushed off what a Germany magazine said was a request from the United States to provide more military assist in the fight…

Powers back unity government in Libya to deter Islamic State

By Lesley Wroughton & Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) – Global powers on Sunday backed the formation of a national unity government in Libya, pledging economic & security support to assist…

As Cruz rises in U.S. presidential polls, Trump calls him 'maniac'

By Doina Chiacu & Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump had a new target on Sunday, calling fellow White House contender Ted Cruz "a little…

Clinton Killed 'Hundreds Of Thousands' – Trump

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has said former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "killed hundreds of thousands of people with her stupidity". Speaking on Fox News Sunday, the real…

Kurds Killing IS Fighters 'In Large Numbers'

Islamic State fighters are being killed in large numbers in northern Syria after a major offensive by Kurdish fighters. The YPG – a militia of Syrian Kurds – has told…

New York, Washington bask in warm winter weather records

Shorts instead of scarves: New York City & the Washington area shattered or matched warm weather records Sunday for December 13, less than two weeks before the usually chilly Christmas…

The Latest: French far right still eyeing presidential vote

PARIS (AP) — The latest approximately France's regional elections. All times local. 10:10 p.m. The National Front's No. 2 official, Florian Philippot, who lost in the race in the eastern…