Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | Posted Sep 26th - 5:01am
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to accelerate his mix of policies to prop up Japan's economic recovery and speed up parliamentary approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has increased sharply to its highest reading since May 2014 amid signs that concerns related to Britain's vote to leave the European Union have dissipated.
Chinese authorities are investigating a North Korean bank suspected of financing its government's imports of goods that might be used by the North's nuclear weapons program, a South Korean newspaper reported Monday.
South Korea started the e-sports industry in the early 2000s, and it continues to be a world leader in competitive gaming. There are not only professional video game players, but also broadcasting channels and professional leagues for different kinds of games. South Koreans can easily watch professional gamers playing on both television and the internet.
Still recovering from the July sniper attack that left five law enforcement officers dead, the Dallas Police Department is facing a new crisis as its pension fund approaches insolvency and scores of officers, including Chief David Brown, announce unexpected retirements.
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said his agency is depending on partnerships with states and private organizations to manage 60 million acres in need of restoration because of staff and budget cuts.