By By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets rose Wednesday as a German business confidence survey alleviated concerns that Europe's largest economy might fall into recession. Investors brushed off North Korea's latest test launch of a long-range rocket.
By By HYUNG-JIN KIMAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Monday extended the launch period for a controversial long-range rocket by another week until Dec. 29, citing technical problems.
An unidentified spokesman for the North's Korean Committee of Space Technology told
By By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSENAssociated Press
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comments about 47 percent of the population dependent on the government and "binders full of women" topped this year's best quotes, according to a Yale University
By By RAY HENRYAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - If disaster strikes a nuclear power plant in the U.S., the utility industry wants the ability to fly in heavy-duty equipment that could avert a meltdown.
That capability is part of a larger industry plan being developed to meet new rules that
By By GEIR MOULSONAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-left challenger accused the German leader of isolating the country in Europe as he sought Sunday to kick-start his campaign for next year's elections, pledging to make social policy and promises of
By By MICHAEL R. BLOODAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal board Friday ordered the operator of a shuttered nuclear power plant in California to turn over dozens of pages of documents that were withheld when the company submitted a plan to restart one of its damaged twin reactors.
By By TOM LoBIANCOAssociated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar will continue wielding influence in Washington after he leaves office, albeit with a much younger audience.
Lugar is starting an internship program with the University of Indianapolis that will operate out of
WASHINGTON (AP) The United States has deployed naval ships equipped with ballistic missile defenses and is monitoring North Korea "very closely" ahead of an anticipated rocket launch, the head of US Pacific Command said Thursday.
It was "logical" for US naval ships in the region to track North
By By ELAINE KURTENBACHAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - A strong earthquake Friday struck the same Japanese coast devastated by last year's massive quake and tsunami, generating small waves but no immediate reports of heavy damage. Several people along the northeastern coast were reportedly
By By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOVAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - What happened to the "reset"?
U.S.-Russian ties have again plunged into acrimony amid disputes ranging from disagreement on Syria to Russian President Vladimir Putin's clampdown on dissent.
A U.S. bill intended to lift Cold War-era