By LAURA CRIMALDIAssociated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Chinese national is facing charges that he smuggled more than $1 million worth of counterfeit Marlboro cigarettes into the United States, federal authorities in Rhode Island said Friday.
Lin Xiao Wei
By STEPHEN WILSONAP Sports Writer
LONDON (AP) - Sammy Lee remembers it vividly: food rationing, bombed-out buildings, rubble.
The year was 1948, and London was hosting the Olympics amid severe austerity in the aftermath of World War II. Lee, an American diver,
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian gas giant Gazprom may extend its Baltic pipeline project to reach Great Britain, the Kremlin-controlled company's chief executive said Friday.
The Nord Stream pipeline is Gazprom's multi-billion offshore project that ferries Russian
By DANIEL WAGNERAP Business Writer
Financial markets around the world stormed higher Friday after European leaders came up with a breakthrough plan to rescue banks, relieve debt-burdened governments and restore investor confidence.
The Dow Jones industrial
BEIJING (AP) - China blocked access to Bloomberg's website on the mainland after the business and financial news agency published a report Friday detailing the multimillion-dollar assets of relatives of the man set to become the country's next president.
By ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian troops bombarded a rebellious suburb of the nation's capital with tank and artillery shells Friday, killing dozens of people during a particularly bloody few days across the country, activists said.
By ALEXA OLESENAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - China learned hard lessons from a contaminated milk scandal that left six babies dead four years ago but its dairy industry is still plagued by quality lapses, from toxic mold in milk to mercury in baby formula.
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hackers broke into computers at hotel giant Wyndham Worldwide Corp. three times in two years and stole credit card information belonging to hundreds of thousands of customers. Wyndham didn't report the break-in in
By JONATHAN FAHEYAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. and Europe want to deprive Iran of the oil income it needs to run its government and, most importantly, fund what they believe is an effort to build a nuclear weapon. Their efforts are entering a new phase this week
By KELVIN CHANAssociated Press
HONG KONG (AP) - For thousands of Hong Kongers, this weekend's 15th anniversary of China's takeover of the semiautonomous territory isn't a moment to celebrate but a chance to air grievances from corruption scandals to human rights to a