PARIS (AFP) - Olympic champion Li Xiaoxia knocked off top seed and title-holder Ding Ning in a thrilling contest to reach the final of the World Table Tennis Championships in Paris on Saturday.31 minutes ago
MANILA (AFP) - The Philippines beat the United Emirates 24-8 in the Asia Five Nations on Saturday as the hosts' maiden win ensured their survival in their first season in the region's top flight.45 minutes ago
JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AFP) - Australian Matt Griffin was on course for his second OneAsia title in the space of a year after hitting a par 72 to gain a one-shot lead in the penultimate round of the SK Telecom Open.52 minutes ago
ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland is on the brink of a deal to settle a long-running dispute with U.S. authorities over Swiss banks accused of helping wealthy Americans evade billions of dollars of tax, ...59 minutes ago
PARIS (Reuters) - France has received approval from the U.S. Pentagon to buy two Reaper drones for intelligence gathering, and now only needs backing from Congress, Le Monde newspaper said on Saturday...1 hour, 17 minutes ago
LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's military said on Saturday it had killed 10 insurgents and arrested 65 as part of an offensive meant to wrest back control of parts of its remote northeast from an Islamist ...1 hour, 21 minutes ago
NEW DELHI (AFP) - India says all issues will be "on the table", including a recent border spat and a festering trade imbalance, during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to the South Asian giant which starts on Sunday.1 hour, 21 minutes ago
PARIS (Reuters) - The French stock market authority has found LVMH
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke painted an upbeat picture on Saturday for the potential of innovation to lift living standards, delivering a sweeping look at the last...1 hour, 35 minutes ago
By Malathi Nayak and Bill Rigby
SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is set to make a splash this week with the eagerly awaited unveiling of its new Xbox game console, eight...
By Alexei Oreskovic
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google staged four discussions expounding on the finer points of its "Glass" wearable computer during this week's developer conference. Mis...
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's second-largest lender Piraeus Bank
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea on Saturday launched three short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan, apparently as part of a military drill, South Korea's defence ministry said.May 18, 2013, 9:55 pm
By David Lewis
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Fighting has broken out in northern Mali between Tuareg separatists and local Arab-led gunmen, only days after the African country won a $4.2 billion a...
VIENNA (Reuters) - Alpine, the Austrian unit of Spanish construction group FCC
By James Mackenzie
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Pope Francis on Saturday and, apparently responding to his criticism of a heartless "dictatorship of the ...
RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) - Suspected Sunni Muslim militants killed four state-backed Sunni fighters in Iraq on Saturday, security sources said, apparently viewing them as collaborators with the Shi'ite-...May 18, 2013, 8:18 pm
TOKYO (AFP) - An aide to the Japanese premier returned home from a controversial trip to North Korea on Saturday, reportedly saying he had demanded Pyongyang's act swiftly on its kidnapping of Japanese nationals.May 18, 2013, 8:16 pm
By Miriam Arghandiwal and Ibrahimi Aziz
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's parliament failed to pass a law on Saturday banning violence against women, a severe blow to progress made in wom...
As rock continues to fall in a collapsed tunnel at an Indonesian mine, hopes have faded for the lives of 23 miners still trapped.May 18, 2013, 7:52 pm
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