China's mobile telecomm market witnessed rapid growth last year, as the country has begun to lead global technological advancements in this field.
The eurozone faces continued contraction in 2013, with its economic output expected to shrink by 0.3 percent, said the winter forecast released by the European Commission on Friday.
China's research and development spending as a proportion of the nation's GDP increased to 1.97% in 2012, 0.44 percentage point higher than 4 years ago.
China's credit supply maintained rapid growth in February, after reaching its fastest pace in two years in the first month of the year.
A judge is likely to decide on Friday whether to grant bail to Oscar Pistorius, with prosecutors arguing he is a cold-blooded killer.
The European Commission's antitrust probe into yen and euro interbank rates has been broadened to include Swiss franc-denominated swaps.
Three British Islamists were found guilty of plotting a campaign of bombings in crowded areas in an attempt to create "another 9/11".
China's strict registration and management system can effectively keep illegal ivory from entering the domestic market, experts say.
With images of fireballs slashing through the skies over Russia still fresh in people's minds, China's top asteroid scientist called for greater research into the dangers asteroids pose.
The Chinese mainland is turning to more partners to launch the next phase of yuan internationalization, with each partner selected to play a role.
The new leadership of the ruling Communist Party of China has renewed the world's expectation for the nation during the past 100 days since it took the helm.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said here on Thursday that he is expecting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Moscow.