Latest Breaking News

Reuters News - 5 minutes ago

By Keith Weir MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone said he remained confident as he went on trial on Thursday for bribery in Germany in a case that could end the Briton's decades-long dominance of the moto ...more

Reuters News - 22 minutes ago

By Alice Woodhouse HONG KONG (Reuters) - American expatriate Nancy Kissel, who is serving a life sentence in a Hong Kong jail for the "milkshake" murder of her Merrill Lynch banker husband, failed in her last bid to appeal her conviction on T ...more

AP News - 29 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in ...more

Reuters News - 34 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States would have to reconsider its assistance to the Palestinians if Islamist group Hamas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization form a government together, a senior U.S. administration official said on Thursday. ...more

Reuters News - 43 minutes ago

(Reuters) - Australia on Thursday released a draft climate plan that would leave the government responsible for funding the nation's emission cuts while the nation's biggest carbon emitters would only be liable if they exceed historically high levels.< ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday passed amendments to the country's environmental protection law that will impose tougher penalties on polluters in the most sweeping revisions to the law in 25 years. The much-anticipated amendments signa ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed as stocks in Tokyo slipped Thursday after talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama produced little on a trade agreement.Progress on the trans-Pacific pact would be a plus for J ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

TOKYO (AP) — Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.No comments were made in favor of the ban, so lawyers on both si ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Marathon talks aimed at ending a crippling three-month strike in South Africa's platinum sector were to resume on Thursday after the world's top producers and union AMCU spent two days haggling over an ...more