By Ross Kerber
BOSTON (Reuters) - Top executives and directors at some major U.S. companies may have less sway over votes on chief executive officer compensation and other shareholder m...
Manila (AFP) - Four people, including the mayor of a southern Philippine town and his wife, were killed Friday in an ambush outside Manila international airport's passenger terminal, its general manager said.
Tokyo (AFP) - The world's first robot astronaut has begun chatting to the Japanese commander of the International Space Station, in what was being billed as the first conversation of its kind.
Washington (AFP) - A sweeping defense bill that authorizes Pentagon spending passed Congress, assuring funding through 2014 while easing detainee transfers from Guantanamo and cracking down on sexual assault in the military.
By Pete Sweeney
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's plan to build confidence in domestic stock markets, and turn around their reputation as financial casinos, will depend on a regulatory gambl...
Sydney (AFP) - A man was dragged from his car by armed Australian riot police who stormed the vehicle after a tense two-hour standoff outside the New South Wales parliament in Sydney on Friday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economic growth in the July-September quarter next year will be a crucial factor determining whether the government proceeds with a second stage of sales tax increases in 201...
By Rachel Armstrong and Michael Flaherty
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's securities regulator has set up a task force to detect fraud by listed companies, extending its increasingly m...
Beijing (AFP) - China's pollution reached new heights on Friday, as the Tibetan capital of Lhasa was shrouded in a cloud of dust that halted flights and rendered one of its most-recognisable landmarks nearly invisible.
Nishihara (Japan) (AFP) - Sweet tropical smells drift through Shinkichi Tawada's laboratory as he stirs an amber liquid that he believes could be the secret behind the historic longevity of people in southern Japan.
MANILA (Reuters) - Gunmen on Friday shot dead a town mayor and three other people at the airport in the Philippine capital, Manila, sending travellers fleeing for safety, authorities said.
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