Search results

Results 121 - 140 of 4249
  • UN launches second round of nuclear ban talks

    UNITED NATIONS -- Delegates from more than 80 countries kicked off a second and possibly final round of negotiations Thursday on an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons, seeking to adopt a final text by the July 7 end of the conference."As we

    June 16, 2017 05:30 am JST
  • BP, Reliance aim to reign upstream and downstream in India

    MUMBAI -- Reliance Industries and British oil major BP are broadening their partnership to keep up with India's unquenchable thirst for fuel.The companies on Thursday said they will invest a total of $6 billion to develop a trio of projects over the

    June 16, 2017 01:47 am JST
  • AIIB future rests on shedding Beijing influence

    TOKYO -- The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will hold its second annual general meeting between June 16-18 on South Korea's Jeju Island. The bank, which has stuck to careful driving in its first year, looks ready to gain speed in yea

    June 15, 2017 02:19 pm JST
  • Humphrey Hawksley: British election sows fresh doubt for Asian investors

    After a historic miscalculation by Prime Minister Theresa May, Britain's general election has ended inconclusively, with no single party winning enough seats to form a majority government. The final outcome will only be known in coming weeks, but al

    June 15, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Italy's Piaggio rolls out new minitruck in India

    MUMBAI -- Italy's Piaggio Group has added a new midrange minitruck to its Indian offerings, aiming to expand its reach in what has become a critical market.The Porter 700 light commercial vehicle, featuring a maximum payload of 700kg, went on sale W

    June 15, 2017 12:42 am JST
  • China joins US as top influencer in science

    TOKYO -- China now ranks as the most influential country in four of eight core scientific fields, tying with the U.S., according to the Japan Science and Technology Agency.The agency took the top 10% of the most referenced studies in each field, and

    June 13, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Mitsubishi Estate bulking up European ops beyond UK

    TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Estate is stepping up property development in Europe with the purchase of its first German office building in Munich, a move aimed at reducing reliance on American subsidiary Rockefeller Group.The five-story Feringastrasse office

    June 13, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Islamic State calls for attacks in West, Russia, Middle East, Asia during Ramadan

    CAIRO (Reuters) -- An audio message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State called on followers to launch attacks in the United States, Europe, Russia, Australia, Iraq, Syria, Iran, and the Philippines during the Islamic holy month of

    June 13, 2017 06:04 am JST
  • Mitsubishi readies plug-in hybrid SUV for wider footprint

    TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Motors plans to introduce the Outlander PHEV to North America and Eastern Europe as early as this year, expanding the global footprint for the plug-in hybrid sport utility vehicle.The Japanese automaker produces the Outlander PHE

    June 13, 2017 04:58 am JST
  • Japan weighs lower tariff on EU pork for trade deal

    TOKYO -- The Japanese government is close to offering to cut its import tariff on pork from the European Union, a move meant to help bring negotiations on an economic partnership agreement to fruition.The proposed reduction, now in late-stage discus

    June 13, 2017 02:00 am JST
  • L'Occitane sees turnaround in China on strong sales from Alibaba's Tmall

    HONG KONG -- L'Occitane is expecting its mainland China market to outperform over the next year as sales recover on popular e-commerce channels, although the French premium skincare brand is struggling to lure shoppers to its own online platform.Des

    June 13, 2017 01:21 am JST
  • US breaks with G7 on climate, development banks

    BOLOGNA, Italy (Reuters) -- The United States refused to sign up to the Group of Seven major industrialised economies' statement on climate change and plans to fund sustainable development, a statement from the group's environment ministers said on

    June 12, 2017 11:59 pm JST
  • George Magnus

    After the election, 'Global Britain' is going local

    British politicians and citizens are trying to figure out the consequences of Prime Minister Theresa May's humiliation in an election she called to strengthen her mandate to negotiate Brexit. She campaigned very little on Brexit itself but rather on

    June 12, 2017 08:17 pm JST
  • US leaves G-7 peers to talk among themselves on Paris accord

    BOLOGNA, Italy -- The Group of Seven countries could not bridge the gap with the U.S. with regards to the Paris Agreement on climate change at a meeting of its environment ministers which began on Sunday.Scott Pruitt, head of the U.S. Environmental

    June 12, 2017 12:50 pm JST
  • Macron's party set for huge French parliamentary majority

    PARIS (Reuters) -- President Emmanuel Macron's fledgling party is set to trounce France's traditional main parties in a parliamentary election and secure a huge majority to push through his pro-business reforms, projections after the first round sho

    June 12, 2017 08:13 am JST
  • Italy sees no hope of winning over US on climate change at G7

    BOLOGNA, Italy (Reuters) -- Differences between the United States and other leading economies over climate change remain wide and are destined to stay that way, Italy's environment minister Gian Luca Galletti said on Sunday.Group of Seven (G7) envir

    June 11, 2017 09:28 pm JST
  • Macron aims to consolidate power as France elects parliament

    PARIS (Reuters) -- French voters cast their ballots on Sunday in the first round of a parliamentary election expected to give centrist President Emmanuel Macron the strong majority needed to carry out the far-reaching economic and social reforms he

    June 11, 2017 07:44 pm JST
  • David Cockayne

    China's soccer goals will require steady development focus

    Lavish spending on foreign players and substantial investment in iconic European clubs are the defining elements of China's market-driven approach to achieving President Xi Jinping's vision for global soccer supremacy. Inevitably, such a full-thrott

    June 11, 2017 02:00 pm JST
  • UK's May seals deal to prop up government, but loses key aides

    LONDON/BELFAST (Reuters) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May secured a deal on Saturday to prop up her minority government but looked increasingly isolated after a botched election gamble plunged Britain into crisis days before the start of talks

    June 11, 2017 08:34 am JST
  • Chinese-German cooperation blossoms in auto, tech

    BEIJING/FRANKFURT -- Major Chinese and German companies are forming strategic partnerships in wide-ranging fields as the former seeks access to cutting-edge technologies while the latter sets sights on the enormous Chinese market.The most symbolic o

    June 10, 2017 07:00 pm JST