A funding crunch for aid to North Korea has become so severe 500,000 rural schoolchildren are as of this month no longer receiving assistance and aid to millions more could soon dry up, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press. The report underscores the flight of international donors to countries with less political baggage and more willingness to let aid workers do their jobs.
David McHugh, Liudas Dapkus, Associated Press | posted Apr 25th - 2:11am
Later this year, a ship the size of an aircraft carrier will arrive at Lithuania's port of Klaipeda on the Baltic Sea. The 300-meter (984-foot) vessel is not a warship, but a floating natural gas import terminal — aptly named "Independence" — that will be key to the Baltic region's plan to reduce its reliance on Russia's energy supplies.
Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press | posted Apr 25th - 2:10am
The Standard & Poor's credit agency on Friday cut Russia's credit rating for the first time in more than five years, raising the financial stakes flowing from the crisis in Ukraine as tensions rise and the United States and its allies are contemplating further economic sanctions.
Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | posted Apr 25th - 2:02am
Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | posted Apr 25th - 1:52am
Suicides across the military dropped by more than 15 percent last year, but new detailed data reveals an increase in the number of Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers who took their own lives.
Toshiba's 920MHz Wireless Adaptor with Home Gateway Receives Global Communication Standard "Wi-SUN Profile for ECHONET Lite" Cer
Toshiba Semiconductor & Storage Products Company, Associated Press | posted Apr 25th - 1:50am
Barry Hatton, Associated Press | posted Apr 25th - 1:50am
Euphoria gripped Portugal during the 1974 Carnation Revolution, when junior army officers swept away a four-decade dictatorship. The almost bloodless coup brought what for the Portuguese were novelties — the right to vote, universal health care, public education, old-age pensions and labor rights.
The Associated Press | posted 27 minutes ago
Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's is more upbeat about Cyprus' public finances following a better-than-expected performance since the country's financial rescue a year ago.
Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press | posted 36 minutes ago
Honda said Friday that its profit for the fiscal fourth quarter zoomed to more than double the previous year's as the benefits of a weak yen added to strong sales, but momentum was forecast to ebb as the currency perk wears off.
The Associated Press | posted 36 minutes ago
Swedish truck maker AB Volvo says strong first-quarter sales and cost cuts helped it return to profitability during the period.
The Associated Press | posted 47 minutes ago
Kelvin Chan, Associated Press | posted 57 minutes ago
A group of Hong Kong finance industry professionals are pledging to join an Occupy-style movement to protest growing influence from Beijing that they say is undermining the Asian financial hub's economy.
Toby Sterling, Associated Press | posted 57 minutes ago
Royal KPN NV, the Dutch telecommunications company partly owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, nearly slumped to a first-quarter loss following a slide in its mobile services business and a shrinking market for business customers in the Netherlands.
The Associated Press | posted Apr 25th - 2:00am
Swedish home appliance-maker Electrolux says the economic recovery in Europe helped the company's first-quarter net profit rise 19 percent to 431 million kronor ($66 million) from 361 million kronor.
The Associated Press | posted Apr 25th - 1:50am
Chinese web giant Sina.com temporarily closed its literature site Friday after reports it would lose two crucial publication licenses for hosting pornography.
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