No Japanese troops to Korean Peninsula

2010-12-13 16:10:29

Japan had no plan of dispatching its Self-Defense Forces to the Korean Peninsula to rescue Japanese nationals in the event of contingencies, local media reported Monday.

Underwater evolution

2010-12-13 13:00:27

Figures are seen in underwater sculpture installation "The Silent Evolution" by British artist Jason de Caires Taylor between Cancun and Isla Mujeres Dec 11. Taylor used 'life casts' made from materials that encourage coral growth to build the installation on the sea bed off the coast of Cancun.

WikiLeaks Assange says US trying to prosecute him

2010-12-13 09:28:45

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who angered Washington by releasing secret cables, said in a documentary on Sunday he faced prosecution by the United States.

RAE Systems paying $3m in China settlements: US

2010-12-13 08:13:26

US equipment maker RAE Systems Inc. has agreed to pay almost $3 million to settle criminal and civil allegations of bribing Chinese officials to win government contracts in China from 2004 to 2008, US authorities said Friday.

China ready to assume world obligations

2010-12-12 22:05:01

The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and the Shanghai 2010 Expo among other big events have pushed China into a more prominent position, and China is ready to assume due international obligations.

17 killed, 23 wounded in Iraq bombings

2010-12-12 17:06:10

At least 17 people were killed and 23 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack and a car bomb explosion outside Anbar provincial government offices on Sunday, a local police source said.

OPEC won't raise its oil production

2010-12-12 11:21:22

OPEC ministers announced Saturday to maintain its oil output at current level while Saudi Arabia voiced favor for a price between 70 to 80 dollars per barrel.

DPRK army and people 'ready for all-out war'

2010-12-12 10:17:55

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said its army and people were ready for escalated conflicts and all-out war.

Madoff's eldest son commits suicide in NYC

2010-12-12 07:36:52

Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff's eldest son hanged himself by a dog leash in his apartment Saturday, exactly two years after his father's arrest in a multibillion-dollar scheme that swindled thousands of investors of their life savings.

Israel hopes to find 'new formula' for peace

2010-12-10 10:55:55

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday voiced his hope to find a new formula "in coming few weeks" to move forward the Middle East peace process, including the efforts to resume the direct peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis to address "direct issues" concerning the lengthy Mideast conflict.

Putin raps US over leaked cables

2010-12-10 10:54:33

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attacked the United States on Thursday over secret US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks, saying the West had no right to preach to Russia about democracy.
WikiLeaks backers threaten more attacks

Indian ambassador gets pat-down at US airport

2010-12-10 09:30:48

India is planning to lodge a protest with the United States government over a humiliating pat-down of its ambassador at an American airport by security agencies, sources said Thursday.