Ouattara forces fight Gbagbo loyalists, seize state TV station

2011-04-02 07:51:32

Presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara's forces battled loyalists of incumbent Laurent Gbagbo on Friday after attacking his Abidjan residence.

Watergate exhibit is balanced: Scholars

2011-04-02 07:51:32

For years, Richard Nixon's presidential library was accused of committing another Watergate cover-up. But now, archivists say, the stonewalling is over.

Japan FM report shows unclear policy

2011-04-02 07:30:02

The relationship between China and Japan has been improving and it is time to foster more positive public opinions, Tokyo said.

US unemployment rate drops to 8.8%-

2011-04-01 21:48:02

The US unemployment rate edged down to 8.8 percent in March from 8.9 percent in the previous month.

Yemeni president swears not to step down

2011-04-01 20:21:25

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh pledged to confront the anti-government street protests demanding his immediate resignation.

Libyan opposition sets conditions for cease-fire

2011-04-01 19:59:10

A Libyan opposition leader says the rebels will accept a UN-demanded cease-fire if Gadhafi pulls his forces from all cities and allows peaceful protests.

Philippine gov't urges crackdown on drug smuggling

2011-04-01 17:05:24

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) urged on Friday the conduct of a holistic, coordinated campaign against illegal drug smuggling syndicates.

ROK seeks to bolster control over disputed islets

2011-04-01 15:55:18

As recurring territorial disputes breed bad blood between South Korea and Japan, South Korea is seeking ways to bolster its effective control over a set of disputed islets lying halfway between the two neighbors.

Radiation leaks into groundwater

2011-04-01 13:12:59

Radiation exceeding government safety limits has seeped into groundwater under a tsunami-crippled Japanese nuclear plant.

Kuwait cabinet quits to avoid grilling

2011-04-01 10:23:41

Kuwait's cabinet resigned as expected on Thursday to avoid a grilling by parliament of three ministers amid calls for political and economic reform.

Japan to take control of Tokyo Electric - media

2011-04-01 10:14:04

Japan will take control of Tokyo Electric Power Co in the face of mounting public concerns over the crisis and a huge potential compensation bill.

Slower Indian population growth may benefit economy

2011-04-01 10:14:22

India's slow population growth is welcomed by some since it may lead to higher living standards and sounder public finances.