The Associated Press said on Monday the US government secretly seized telephone records of AP offices and reporters for a two-month period in 2012, describing the acts as a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into news-gathering operations.
AP chief executive Gary Pru
Gold rose on Tuesday for the first time in four sessions, aided by a softer dollar, but persistent outflows from exchange-traded funds reflected investors' waning interest in the metal as a safe haven.
A surprise rise in US retail sales in April strengthened the view that the
Nawaz Sharif, who is poised for victory after Pakistan's May 11 election, said he had spoken at length with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of rival India and would work to ease mistrust.
"Mutual fear needs to be addressed. I had long discussions," Sharif told reporte
President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree waiving visa requirements for athletes and officials attending international sporting events in Russia, the Kremlin announced on Monday.
"Participants in international sporting competition can enter and exit the Russian Federation
Toppled in a 1999 military coup, jailed and exiled, Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif has made a triumphant election comeback and looks set to form a stable government capable of implementing reforms needed to rescue the fragile economy.
Sharif may not win enough seats to rule on his o
Oil and gold prices fell on Monday as the dollar strengthened, dragging Asian shares lower, but Japanese equities outperformed on the back of the yen's slide to a fresh 4-1/2-year low against the US currency.
Investors remained cautious ahead of a set of data due later in the
The Indian government's cyber watchdog is investigating how the computer systems of two companies that are part of the country's vast IT services industry were breached in a global ATM heist that saw $45 million stolen from two banks in the Middle East.
EnStage, which ope
Turkey said on Sunday it believed fighters loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were behind twin car bombings that killed 46 people in a Turkish border town.
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said those
Twin car bombs killed 43 people and wounded many more in a Turkish town near the Syrian border on Saturday and the government said it suspected Syrian involvement.
The bombing increased fears that Syria's civil war was dragging in neighboring states despite renewed diplomatic
Toppled in a 1999 coup, jailed and exiled, Nawaz Sharif has made a triumphant election comeback and on Sunday was heading for a third term as Pakistan's prime minister.
The polls were a landmark, marking the first time one elected government was to replace another in a countr