Politics and Elections News

Reuters News - 9 mins ago

By Kathy Chen and David Stanway BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing will build four gas-fired power and heating plants by next year and shut the last of its coal-fired generators by 2017 as part of its campaign against hazardous air pollution, offici ...more

Reuters News - 11 mins ago

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has dropped a demand for a wage hike for its workers at the Kaesong factory park run jointly with Seoul, South Korea said on Friday, paving the way for talks to resolve the latest dispute over the zone. An offic ...more

AP News - 20 mins ago

BANGKOK (AP) — Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as naval vessels from Myanmar and Malaysia searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. military prepared air patrols to step up its involvement.Thousands of Ro ...more

AP News - 22 mins ago

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks hit a seven-year high as investors pinned their hopes on further economic stimulus while most other world markets were subdued Friday ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.KEEPING SCORE: European ...more

AP News - 27 mins ago

DENVER (AP) — They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing.Now, a company that manufactures the tuk-tuk — the three-wheeled motorized rickshaws that have moved the masses for more than half a centur ...more

Reuters News - 32 mins ago

PARIS (Reuters) - France's highest administrative court on Friday backed restrictions on unlicensed taxi services in a decision that will hit U.S. start-up Uber. The constitutional council said that unlicensed taxis had to return to their bas ...more

AP News - 43 mins ago

MADRID (AP) — Five Spanish opposition parties are challenging the legality of the conservative government's new Public Security Law, known as the "gag law," before the country's top court.The law, due to come into force July 1, allows for the su ...more

AP News - 50 mins ago

BEIJING (AP) — China says 57 governments that want to join a planned Chinese-led Asian regional bank have finished work on a charter and it is due to be signed in late June.The Chinese finance ministry said the agreement Friday followed a three- ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The European Union and Ukraine have signed a 1.8 billion euro ($2 billion) loan deal in an effort to help revive the cash-strapped country's economy.EU and Ukrainian officials signed the agreement Friday at a summit of leader ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's navy has found a boat carrying more than 200 migrants, a government spokesman said on Friday, amid mounting international pressure to tackle a "boat people" crisis that has seen hundreds of migrant ...more