BEIJING (Reuters) - China will maintain the principle that houses are for people to live in, not for speculation, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday at the opening of a key Communist Party congress.
The president reportedly told the widow of Army Sgt. LaDavid Johnson, who was killed in action in Niger, that he "knew what he was signing up for."
Some Shanghai intersections flash up the faces of jaywalkers on a nearby screen for public shaming and must pay a fine of 20 yuan ($3) to have it removed
As the 2017-18 NBA season tips off this week, many players will make their debut with new teams after one of the wildest offseasons in the history of the league. The new jerseys came out to much fanfare, with every team releasing a new look with a Nike swoosh (or Jordan Jumpman logo in the cast of the
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Traders are keeping tabs on the race to succeed Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve when her term is up early next year
Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Wednesday, getting a lift from further gains on Wall Street and as investors bet a weekend election would usher in continued political and monetary stability. The Nikkei was up 0.1 percent at 21,354.56 points at the end of morning trade, probing fresh 21-
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 102-99 on Tuesday in the NBA season-opener, although the game was overshadowed by Gordon Hayward's devastating ankle injury. After the game, however, Kyrie Irving and LeBron James at least gave us something to smile about. After Irving missed the
North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador said Tuesday the country plans to launch many more satellites and accused the United States of trying to block its efforts to help peacefully develop outer space. As a party to several space treaties, North Korea's space development activities are "all
CLEVELAND (AP) — Boston's Gordon Hayward broke his left ankle just five minutes into the season, a grisly injury that overshadowed Kyrie Irving's return to Cleveland and the Cavaliers' 102-99 win over the shocked Celtics on Tuesday night.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares consolidated recent gains and currencies kept to tight ranges on Wednesday as investors waited to see what policies might emerge from China's Communist Party conference.
PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama's government will send an immigration and security delegation to China, the country's president said on Tuesday, as part of the lifting of visa restrictions for Chinese visitors.
Tasmania Police were not impressed when a man riding a mower drove drunk to a petrol station to fill up his “vehicle”, which was not exactly roadworthy. In the footage, timestamped as October 1, police said the man was nearly three times the legal limit when he was picked up at about midnight. Credit
Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that "cavalier" threats to start war on the Korean peninsula are "dangerous and short-sighted", urging the United States to get all parties to the negotiating table. Clinton also called on China to take a "
Mobileye says there should be predetermined rules to evaluate and determine who is responsible when self-driving cars collide with human-driven cars.
As autonomous vehicles become a part of the landscape, there are more questions than ever about their safety, and how to determine responsibility when they get in an accident.
Amazon.com Inc began offering electronics from third-party sellers to Brazilian shoppers on Wednesday, expanding beyond books in the fiercely competitive e-commerce market in Latin America's largest economy. The long-awaited move will offer televisions, cell phones and laptops from hundreds of independent
Sakurai also said the BOJ should not easily change its 2 percent inflation target, because it is also used by other central banks. Sakurai made the comments in a speech to business leaders in Hakodate, northern Japan, according to a text posted on the BOJ's website. The BOJ has had to push back
Japan will offer $10 billion (£7.58 billion) in support in joint private enterprise and government projects to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) or build LNG infrastructure in Asia, the country's trade minister said on Wednesday. The finance will be go towards upstream, midstream and downstream
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has told a key Communist Party congress that the nation's prospects are bright but the challenges are severe.
A federal judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought against The Associated Press by a Russian billionaire with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle said in a 21-page ruling Tuesday that aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska "does not dispute any material