Tainted seafood fears spread as plant leaks

2011-03-31 07:13:27

Fears about contaminated seafood spread Wednesday despite reassurances that radiation in the waters off Japan's troubled atomic plant pose no health risk, as the country's respected emperor consoled evacuees from the tsunami and nuclear emergency zone.

Gadhafi will eventually step down: Obama

2011-03-31 06:59:05

US President Barack Obama has said he is confident that Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi will "ultimately" step down.

Japan approves problematic textbooks

2011-03-30 22:56:12

All seven civics textbooks approved for junior high school students teach that China's Diaoyu Islands and the South Korean Dokdo islets belong to Japan, the Japanese education ministry said Wednesday.

Egypt's military to hand over power to president

2011-03-30 22:15:18

The army will hand over presidency power to elected president immediately after election, said General Mamdouh Shahin, a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, at a press conference.

Japan considers covering leaking nuke reactors

2011-03-30 22:05:53

Japan's government is talking to nuclear experts about taking the unprecedented measure of covering three badly damaged nuclear reactor buildings at the stricken Daiichi facility with special covers.
Radioactive iodine detected in China harmless

DPRK proposes talks with ROK on detained citizens

2011-03-30 21:36:34

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday proposed talks with the Republic of Korea (ROK) over the four DPRK fishermen detained in the South.

Syrian president addresses nation

2011-03-30 20:29:56

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in his address to the nation on Wednesday at the parliament.

Libya's gov't forces check rebel advance

2011-03-30 19:25:45

Libya's government forces Tuesday intensified their attacks on rebel fighters, forcing them to flee from a key town in eastern Libya.

Karzai slams US soldiers' murder of Afghan teenager

2011-03-30 17:03:56

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday described the reported of killing a teenager by US military as a tragedy and criticized it.

Obama calls Japanese PM on after-quake support

2011-03-30 12:50:47

US President Barack Obama Tuesday spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan to extend the nations' support for Japan's reconstruction efforts after the devastating earthquake.

UN holds meeting on Mideast peace process

2011-03-30 11:22:23

The United Nations on Tuesday opened a meeting in Uruguay to address problems affecting the peace process between Palestine and Israel.

Wal-Mart sex-bias case hits possible court block

2011-03-30 11:21:24

The Supreme Court appears ready to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart on behalf of up to 1.6 million women, and that could make it harder for other workers nationwide to bring class-action claims against large employers.