- Japan's young fret as unexpected recession hits
Associated Press, Monday - 11/24/2014 - 09:58 AM
When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan's surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not celebration, for many young Japanese. This generation, barely aware of their country's economic heyday, frets that putting off tough decisions now could make the future even worse.
- ECB official calls for gov't action to help growth
San Antonio Express-News, Monday - 11/24/2014 - 08:57 AM
Jens Weidmann said in the text of a speech in Madrid on Monday that low interest rates and stimulus measures can boost short-term demand but that central bank action "cannot permanently boost growth prospects."
- Monumental mess: Rome's mayor getting thumbs down
Associated Press, Monday - 11/24/2014 - 02:41 AM
Pigs root through garbage piling up in a working class neighborhood. City buses improvise routes on streets clogged with triple-parked cars. On rainy days, muck-choked sewers make crossing the road a Herculean labor.
- Fear for Afghan women's rights as troops withdraw
Associated Press, Monday - 11/24/2014 - 02:33 AM
Afghan lawmaker Shukria Barakzai says the suicide bomber who plowed into her motorcade a week ago wanted to silence a voice on women's rights with a deafening blast.
- Crew blasts off for International Space Station
Associated Press, Sunday - 11/23/2014 - 04:07 PM
A Russian capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy has blasted off for the International Space Station.
- Afghan officials say suicide bomber kills some 45
Associated Press, Sunday - 11/23/2014 - 09:24 AM
Afghan officials say that a suicide bomber has killed "at least 45" people in an attack on a volleyball tournament in the country's east.
- Tunisians vote for a new president
Associated Press, Sunday - 11/23/2014 - 02:32 AM
Tunisians have lined up at polling stations to vote in their North African country's first free and open presidential election.
- 2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows
Associated Press, Sunday - 11/23/2014 - 12:49 AM
Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, in a southern Philippine province, the body count continues to rise.
- Pope meets with autistic children
San Antonio Express-News, Saturday - 11/22/2014 - 09:10 AM
Pope Francis has called for an end to the isolation and stigma of people living with autism spectrum disorders and their families during an audience aimed at raising awareness about the condition.
- Man pleads guilty in New York cybercrime case
San Antonio Express-News, Friday - 11/21/2014 - 09:25 PM
Prosecutors say a California man has pleaded guilty in New York City for his role marketing malware that federal authorities say infected more than a half-million computers worldwide. Brendan Johnston entered his plea to a charge of conspiracy to commit computer hacking before a Manhattan federal judge Friday.
- Islamic State group's drive for Kobani is blunted
Associated Press, Friday - 11/21/2014 - 02:54 PM
More than two months into its assault on Kobani, the Islamic State group is still pouring fighters and resources into trying to capture the besieged Syrian Kurdish town, but the drive has been blunted.
- South Africa seeks to move rhinos from harm's way
Associated Press, Friday - 11/21/2014 - 11:42 AM
The rhino crashes forward, pounding the earth with its broad feet. Then, as a dart's sedative takes hold, it staggers and slouches to the ground, where South African rangers prepare to move the oversized beast by truck to an area they hope is safe from poachers.
- Al-Qaida in Yemen denounces Islamic State group
Associated Press, Friday - 11/21/2014 - 09:01 AM
Yemen's al-Qaida branch on Friday denounced the Islamic State group for declaring a caliphate on territory it seized in Syria and Iraq and for aggressively seeking to expand its area of influence.