New Zealand divers attempt to recover last 2 volcano victims

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — Police divers returned to the waters around New Zealand's volcanic White Island at dawn Saturday to search for the remaining two victims of an eruption...

Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major confrontation between the president and Congres...

Pound jumps on expected Tory win; trade talk lifts shares

BANGKOK (AP) — The British pound surged Friday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party claimed a robust majority in Parliament, while talk of China-U.S. trade deal buoyed share prices in ...

New Zealand recovers 6 bodies from toxic volcanic island

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — As grieving families sang traditional Maori songs, New Zealand military specialists wearing protective gear landed on a small volcanic island Friday morning and recovered...

Greece: Lawmakers back plan to ax massive bad-loan backlog

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Lawmakers in Greece on Thursday approved a state guarantee system aimed reducing a massive volume of non-performing and troubled loans at private banks that built up during the c...

US stocks open higher as central banks stand pat on rates

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after the European Central Bank said it would leave interest rates unchanged and as traders look for signs of progress in trade talks between t...

Thai king takes part in royal barge procession in Bangkok

BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of Thais and tourists flocked to the Chao Phraya River banks in Bangkok to witness an ancient ceremony of a royal barge procession on Thursday, marking the end of the coronati...

New European Central Bank chief holds her first rate meeting

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Newly appointed European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde makes her first official assessment Thursday of the mixed bag that is the eurozone economy, which suffers from sl...

New Zealand hospitals order skin to treat volcano survivors

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand medical staff were working around the clock Thursday treating severely burned survivors of a volcanic eruption that police said was believe...

Fed leaves low rates alone and foresees no moves in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is leaving its benchmark interest rate alone and signaling that it expects to keep low rates unchanged through next year. Th...

Iran says it's defused large cyberattack on infrastructure

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's telecommunications minister announced on Wednesday that the country has defused a massive cyberattack on unspecified “electronic infrastructure" but provided no specifics on...

Taipei's Hi-Life ATM provides foreign currency exchange

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hi-Life convenience store in the Dihua business circle in Taipei has an ATM that can carry out foreign currency exchange services, accepting foreign banknotes such as US...

Europe's new central bank chief faces slow growth, dissent

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Mario Draghi took over as head of the European Central Bank eight years ago amid market speculation that the euro currency union might break up. Christine Lagarde succeeds hi...

Kim Woo-choong, founder of Daewoo business group, dies

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Woo-choong, founder of the now-collapsed Daewoo business group whose rise and fall symbolized South Korea’s much turbulent rapid economic growth in the 1970s, has died. H...

Taiwan's TSMC, Largan, AUO set to give pay raises of 3% to 7%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, is planning to give pay raises of at least 3 percent to employees by the end...