Beijing, May 25 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened higher on Wednesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.47 percent, at 2,835.03 points.
Brasilia, May 25 (IANS) Brazil recorded a public current account surplus of $412 million in April, the first positive result since 2009. Brazil's central bank's chief economist, Tulio Maciel, on Tuesday said the result was way better than anticipated, Xinhua news agency reported. The lastest
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Beijing, May 25 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese yuan, weakened 225 basis points to 6.5693 against the US dollar on Wednesday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System. In China's spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by 2 percent from the central
Santiago, May 25 (IANS) A Chilean engineer has developed an early cancer detection system based on a simple blood test. The technology is based on a diagnostic test to detect microRNA, small molecules of genetic material which function as a biomarker for various types of pathologies, Xinhua news agency
By Prasto Wardoyo and Eveline Danubrata PROBOLINGGO, Indonesia (Reuters) - Thirteen-year-old Siti Maryam says she suffers headaches and nausea after harvesting tobacco leaves with her bare hands during four years of working on her family's farm in Indonesia. Maryam, who is among the thousands of
TOKYO (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations will undoubtedly voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Finding a consensus on how to breathe life into their sluggish economies is proving more elusive. Aging workforces, sagging productivity
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people in France and Britain who have tried an electronic or e-cigarette has risen sharply in just two years, according to a Europe-wide study published on Tuesday. It found that France had the highest use of e-cigarettes, with the proportion of those
WASHINGTON (AP) — Native American leaders are protesting the latest plan by a Paris auction house to sell off part of their tribal history, and their demand for the return of their ceremonial objects is getting bipartisan support.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's deputy prime minister boasted on Wednesday that he had got into Johnny Depp's head like fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter after the Hollywood actor quipped that the ruddy-faced lawmaker appeared to be "inbred with a tomato."
By Smita Prakash Washington D C, May 25 (ANI): Senior U.S. Congress members, led by Congressman Mike Rogers, Chairman of the Sub-committee on Strategic Forces, and Congressman Ted Poe, Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Terrorism, Non-proliferation and Trade, have warned the Obama Administration that China
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande has surprised her fans with the official music video for her new single "Into You". In the video, she is mostly seen getting hot and heavy with her man. The video, which has been directed by Hannah Lux Davis, was released online on Monday night
By Lin Noueihed and Tim Hepher CAIRO/PARIS (Reuters) - The EgyptAir jet that disappeared last week did not show technical problems before taking off from Paris, sources within the Egyptian investigation committee said late on Tuesday. The sources said the plane did not make contact with Egyptian air
ATLANTA (AP) — They stare at their computer screens, eyes transfixed on the bloody spectacle in front of them, trying to figure out if there's an enemy player just around the corner.
By Ginger Gibson and Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump this week took his use of sordid accusations against Democrat Hillary Clinton to levels unprecedented in modern U.S. presidential campaigns, in the latest example of the Republican's unorthodox playbook. The presumptive
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials issued their sixth pollution alert of the year Tuesday, but lifted it a few hours later after thunderstorms reduced pollution in the skies above the capital.
BOWLING GREEN, Fla. (AP) — Princess Mary Superal made a 10-fooot birdie putt on the final hole to lead her Filipino team into the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball on Tuesday.
BEIJING (AP) — Mickey Mouse has a new and deep-pocketed challenger: China's shopping mall king.
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Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) China and Pakistan have vowed here to further deepen the all-weather friendship between the two countries. The move came as the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad on Tuesday evening held a reception to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations
IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — It grew to the size of a small town, becoming a symbol of Europe's closed border policy for migrants and refugees. On Tuesday, Greek authorities began to dismantle it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final stretch as president, Barack Obama is driving the United States toward friendlier relations with longstanding adversaries, working to consign bitter enmities with Vietnam, Iran, Cuba and Myanmar to the history books.
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles was forced to delay her show at the TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota for 45 minutes because of the severe weather. Concertgoers were asked to move to either the TCF Bank Stadium concourse or to Mariucci and Williams Arena. Thanks for riding
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Two more journalists were reported missing Tuesday in a lawless region where Colombian security forces were already carrying out an extensive search for a prominent Spanish journalist who disappeared over the weekend.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece has won an essential batch of bailout funds from international creditors following agreement among the 19 eurozone finance ministers and can start looking forward to debt relief in the future.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold bilateral meetings on Wednesday evening with U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of a summit of the Group of Seven nations, a Japanese foreign ministry source said. Among topics to be discussed between Abe and Obama
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Protesters supporting squatters in Barcelona clashed with police again Tuesday, less than 24 hours after demonstrators set trash containers and vehicles ablaze in confrontations that left at least 15 people injured.