Britain's EU Journey: When Major got an opt-out from euro

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. ...

Social controls, SARS experience help China close off cities

BEIJING (AP) — Cutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries other than China would consider, but it is made possible by the rulin...

NATO chief seeks beefed-up training role in Iraq

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance must beef up its military training operation in Iraq to ensure that its members are not drawn back into combat there against I...

Legislation to ban the smuggling of genetic materials is late, but better than never

Japan's agriculture ministry is proposing a new law to prohibit the export of genetic material from the country's Wagyu cattle to retain its competitive edge in the international meat trade. I...

Ghosn lawyers rebut new Nissan claims against fugitive exec

TOKYO (AP) — The legal team of Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn issued a statement Friday refuting the latest allegations by the Japanese automaker against the fugitive businessman. ...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

McDonald's and Burger King to raise prices in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following fast-food chain KFC's announcement of price hikes on Friday (Jan.10), other popular restaurants, such as McDonald’s and Burger King, have also decided ...

San Francisco's Beefeater doorman retires after 43 years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another bit of old, quirky San Francisco will be no more when Tom Sweeney finally hangs up his white pressed collar and signature Beefeater jacket this weekend after more than fou...

The Latest: Iran says it doesn’t want war, but will respond

The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions after the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s top general (all times local): 2:10 a.m. Iran is informing the United Nations that it took “a measured an...

Facebook, eBay crack down on fake reviews at UK request

LONDON (AP) — Britain's competition watchdog said Wednesday that Facebook and eBay pledged to crack down on the trade in fake reviews at its request, removing hundreds of accounts, pages and groups in...

Indonesia president visits islands also claimed by China

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday reaffirmed his country's sovereignty during a visit to a group of islands at the edge of the South China Sea that China claims a...

The other fake meat: Impossible Foods unveils pork, sausage

After a big year for its plant-based burger, Impossible Foods has something new on its plate. The California-based company unveiled Impossible Pork and Impossible Sausage on Monday e...

9 essential gadgets worth the real estate in your kitchen

I love a shiny new kitchen object as much as the next cook, and at times my kitchen has resembled a kitchen specialty store. But if you have a small kitchen, counter space and cabinet storage are at a...

Japan says Ghosn's escape inexcusable, orders investigation

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's justice minister says the flight of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn as he awaited trial on financial misconduct charges was inexcusable and vowed to beef up immigration checks...

Japan's justice minister says Carlos Ghosn's escape inexcusable, vows to beef up immigration checks

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's justice minister says Carlos Ghosn's escape inexcusable, vows to beef up immigration checks.