Fed upbeat on US economy; sticks to rate hike plans


The Federal Reserve has said that the US economy is expanding “at a solid pace’’ with strong job... »

First officer was flying AirAsia jet at time of crash: Investigators


The French first officer of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at... »

Amazon WorkMail to take on Microsoft, Google services for businesses


US online giant Amazon has announced plans to offer a cloud-based email and calendar service to... »

EU set to add to sanctions blacklist over Ukraine


EU foreign ministers will add names to a blacklist of individuals sanctioned over the Ukraine cr... »

McDonald’s replaces CEO after poor sales


Fast-food giant McDonald’s has replaced president and chief executive Donald Thompson, after the... »

White House posts fun video on Obama's trip to India


A video that has popular Indian-American actor Kal Penn riding an auto rickshaw incognito on Delhi streets while sharing his impressions of President Barack Obama’s India visit has been posted on... »

Google: Huge YouTube bulk makes it tough to catch all terror videos


Internet giant Google has said that the sheer volume of video on its YouTube website makes it tough to catch all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the spread of terrorist p... »

Qualified couples in Shanghai asked to have second child

Population dilemma


Facing a sharp decline in work force, Shanghai authorities have appealed to “qualified young couples” to have second child as 30 per cent population of China’s biggest business hub will be aged 60... »

Malaysia to release MH370 probe report in March


Malaysia will release an interim report on the investigation into the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on March 7, a day before the first anniversary of the mysterious disappearance of the p... »

Alibaba finance arm sets up China consumer credit-scoring system


The financial services affiliate of Alibaba launched on Wednesday a system that will use the e-commerce giant's data trove to assess the creditworthiness of Chinese consumers and businesses with l... »

‘Sony to cut 1,000 jobs in smartphone business’


Sony Corp plans to cut around 1,000 additional jobs in its struggling smartphone division as it tries to bring its electronics business back into the black, sources said on Wednesday. Son... »

BJP ducks for cover on Obama’s parting shot

US President Barack Obama

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US President Barack Obama’s parting shot on religious conversions had the ruling BJP ducking for cover on Tuesday.In his Town Hall’s style address to 2,000 youngsters at Siri Fort au... »

Obama wants to split India’s ties with China, Russia: Chinese media

US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoying the flying-past show during the 66th Republic Day in New Delhi on January 26, 2015.


Cautioning India about US President Barack Obama’s strategy to “split” India’s relations with both China and Russia, China’s official media and experts today warned that New Delhi’s close ties wit... »

Gunmen at Libyan luxury hotel take hostages; 3 guards dead


Gunmen stormed a luxury Libyan hotel popular with foreigners today, killing at least three guards and taking hostages, a security official said. Essam Al-Naas, a spokesman for a Tripoli s... »

Novartis expects higher sales, profit this year


Swiss drugmaker Novartis forecast sales and profit to grow at a faster pace this year as recent drug successes and its portfolio overhaul help it weather the impact of generic competition. »

Obama includes Republicans in big delegation to meet new Saudi King

‘Toyota to move to merit-based pay for factory workers’

New Saudi leader to press economic diversification

IMF rules out special treatment for Greece

Greece's Syriza to form government with right-wing party

N-deal dominates U.S. media coverage of Obama’s India trip

Euro, stocks slip as anti-austerity party wins Greek election

Madhuri paan for Barack Obama

LG Electronics Q4 profits surge 28%

An employee of LG Electronics' home appliances store checks its LCD televisions displayed for customers at a store in Seoul in this file photo.


South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said on Thursday that its October-December profit rose 28 percent from a year earlier, but fell slightly below market expectations due to weaker profit from its te... »

Samsung's smartphone primacy under threat from Apple after weak Q4

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on January 29, 2015 that October-December profit fell 36 per cent from a year earlier, confirming the firm's first annual earnings decline in three years. The world's top smartphone maker reported a fourth-quarter profit of 5.3 trillion won ($4.88 billion), compared with a 5.2 trillion won profit it guided for earlier this month. Photo: Reuters


Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is closer to losing its crown as global smartphone leader after posting a plunge in quarterly mobile earnings on Thursday, a day after rival Apple Inc reported the bigge... »

Yahoo announces tax-free spin off of Alibaba stake


Yahoo is spinning off its stake in Chinese Internet giant Alibaba, splitting off the valuable holdings in a move that sidesteps taxes.The strategy laid out yesterday aims to deliver more ca... »

Russian government outlines $35 billion anti-crisis plan

A man walks past a branch of Rosselkhozbank in Moscow, January 23, 2015. The growing likelihood of a sharp recession threatens to pile extra costs on a sector suffering from Western sanctions over Ukraine and a plunge in the rouble. Photo: Reuters


The Russian government published a 2.34 trillion rouble ($34.8 billion) plan on Wednesday to address an acute economic and financial crisis prompted by a collapse in oil prices and Western sanctio... »

Spying programme leaked by Snowden was tied to campaign in many countries

NSA contractor Edward Snowden (file photo)


A programme used by US and British spies to record computer keystrokes was part of sophisticated hacking operations in more than a dozen countries, security experts have said, after former NSA con... »

Obama, Modi avoid hard issues in Mann Ki Baat

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi recording
Mann Ki Baat show in New Delhi. - PTI

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Leaders go on AIR with focus on social issues such as healthcare and declining sex ratio »

Obama in Saudi Arabia for talks with new king


US President Barack Obama landed in Saudi Arabia today to shore up ties with new King Salman and offer condolences after the death of his predecessor Abdullah.Air Force One touched down at... »

Russia announces anti-crisis plan after rating downgrade


After a top ratings agency cut Russia’s credit grade to “junk” status, the government in Moscow today announced a plan that will see the economy return to a budget surplus in 2017. Standa... »

ADB to part fund GMR-Megawide Mactan Cebu airport venture

V. Rishi Kumar

GMR Infrastructure Ltd has informed that GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), a joint venture between GMR Infrastructure Ltd (40 per cent shareholding) and Megawide Construction Corporat... »

Blackstone sets up new credit fund to seek undervalued oil and gas assets


Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest alternative asset manager, is raising its first energy-focused credit fund, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest sign that private equi... »

WikiLeaks slams Google for handing over staffers’ data to US

Nuke deal figures in Obama-Sonia meeting

U.S. northeast braces for monster snowstorm

U.S. sees space for cooperation with India on Islamic State

AirAsia removes fuel surcharges due to lower oil prices

Colombia’s Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title

Greek leftist leader Tsipras claims victory over austerity

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