Japan Begins Voting for Parliament in Referendum on Abe
Taliban Attacks Kill 20 in Afghanistan
Japanese voters began selecting a new parliament on Sunday in an election seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policies, known as Abenomics.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 22:08:19 EST
A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan army bus in Kabul, one of several assaults across the country that killed at least 20 people.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:38:41 EST
Indonesia Landslide Death Toll Rises
The number of fatalities from a landslide in Central Java increased to 17 and around 91 villagers remain missing.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:43:21 EST
Indian Man Arrested Over Pro-Islamic State Tweets
Indian police arrested a man allegedly behind a popular Twitter account which had been used spread the views of Islamic State.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 16:40:55 EST
Police to Clear Last Hong Kong Protest Site
Police said they would clear the last-remaining pro-democracy protest site on Monday, a largely symbolic move to reopen an area that saw few protesters throughout the occupation.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 06:33:33 EST
How Crude Oil's Global Collapse Unfolded
The plunge in crude oil prices from over $100 a barrel to under $65 has been portrayed as a showdown between Saudi Arabia and the U.S., two of the biggest oil producers. But the reality is more complex, going back to 2008.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:58:13 EST
System Fault Caused U.K. Flight Delays
An unprecedented technical outage was behind the closure of London’s airspace which caused major travel disruption on Friday, the country’s air traffic control organization said.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 16:41:29 EST
Sony's TV Unit Mends, but Will It Be Enough?
Sony’s TV-set business is headed toward an annual profit after years of losses, but some analysts wonder whether the company would be better off getting out of what can be a low-margin business.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:54:07 EST
Yen Roils Currency Markets
Investors are bracing for elections Sunday, as Japan’s most powerful prime minister in years looks to reinforce his aggressive economic policies that have driven the yen lower for the past two years.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:50:52 EST
New Christie's CEO Hints at Art Shake-Up
French billionaire François Pinault’s move to name Patricia Barbizet as CEO of Christie’s has unleashed a swirl of speculation about the 248-year-old auction house’s future, including a potential restructuring.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 02:02:13 EST