Tokyo (AFP) - Japan said Friday it would slash the cost of Tokyo's new 2020 Olympic stadium by more than 40 percent, after ditching its original plan due to the eye-watering $2 billion price tag.

Vienna (AFP) - Austrian police said Friday three people have been arrested over the gruesome discovery of 71 bodies in an abandoned lorry, with the victims believed to be Syrians.

Hong Kong (AFP) - Tokyo shares led Asian stock markets higher on Friday after a surprisingly upbeat US economic growth report buoyed investors following a prolonged rout driven by concerns over …

Ankara (AFP) - Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is due Friday to submit for presidential approval the makeup of a provisional cabinet which will run Turkey until new elections in November.

Vatican City (AFP) - Josef Wesolowski, a former Polish archbishop who had been due to be the first cleric tried in the Vatican for child sex abuse, was found dead on Friday.

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