US officials say North Korea may be nearing launch
WASHINGTON Satellite images taken this week of North Korea's Sohae rocket launch site show apparent fueling activity seen in the past shortly before a rocket launch, a U.S. think-tank said, as U.S government officials signaled that a launch could occur ...
North Korea may be ready to launch a rocket by Super Bowl kickoff Sunday
Satellite images show fuel trucks at N. Korea launch site - think tank
Obama calls Xi to urge more pressure on North Korea
New Zealand v Australia: second ODI – live!
Matt Henry reacts to Usman Khawaja hitting a four during the 2nd one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and Australia at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images. Geoff Lemon and Will ...
Williamson, Santner lift NZ to 281
Live: Amazing catch has Aussies on ropes
China faces diplomatic 'crisis' over missing Hong Kong booksellers
HONG KONG/GUANGZHOU, China For years Gui Minhai, a China-born publisher of tabloid books on China's leaders, had believed he could live and work overseas on a Swedish passport without fear of persecution by Chinese authorities, which ban such ...
Big in Tehran: Inside Iran's $140M console and PC market
I've chalked up 2015 revenue for the PC and console games market in Iran to approximately $140 million, based on research firm Newzoo's latest data, and project it to grow to $167 million this year. But the majority of this is hard to measure or ...
Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa family: Crashing fall from grace
Much of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana, is set in Sri Lanka. But the island has seen something of a modern epic in the past year or so, with the crashing fall from grace of the family which once appeared to run most aspects of life there. Once Mahinda ...
Digging Deep To Build The Tallest Hotel In Iran
Ebrahim Pourfaraj wants to build the biggest hotel in all of Iran. He's already started his project in the far north Tehran, a wealthy zone where the city climbs up the slopes of the snow-capped Alborz Mountains. You get out of the car, carefully ...
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In Iran, State-Backed Companies Win From Lifted Sanctions
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TEHRAN — Only weeks into what was widely anticipated to be a helter-skelter, post-sanctions rush of Western money and expertise into Iran, limits to the country's opening are beginning to emerge as the conservative leadership seeks to limit the reach ...
Canada lifting some economic sanctions against Iran to 'resume dialogue'
Goodell 'disappointed' in Pro Bowl; game could be moved to Australia
SAN FRANCISCO -- There could be some big changes coming to the Pro Bowl in the near future. Although Roger Goodell didn't specify what those changes might be, the NFL commissioner did admit that he wasn't a fan of what he saw when he watched the ...
In 'Communist' China, Alibaba Is Training People to Shop Online
Caption: Villagers look at a screen displaying a web page from Alibaba's Taobao, at a rural service centre in Yuzhao Village, Tonglu, Zhejiang province, China, on July 20, 2015. Aly Song/Reuters. Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. Author ...
China Foreign Reserves Head for Record Drop on Yuan
China's foreign-exchange reserves, already at a three-year low, are poised to post a second consecutive record monthly drop as policy makers intervene to support the yuan. The central bank will say Sunday that the currency hoard fell by $118 billion to ...
As China's economy unravels, Beijing's attempts at damage control are growing increasingly desperate