Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant leaking contaminated water
TOKYO (Reuters) - As much as 120 tons of radioactive water may have leaked from a storage tank at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, contaminating the surrounding ground, Tokyo Electric Power Co said on Saturday. ...
No deal in sight on final day of Iran nuclear talks
ALMATY (Reuters) - Iran enters a second day of talks with world powers on Saturday no closer to resolving a nuclear dispute that has led to sanctions on its oil exports and talk of a new Middle East war. ...
Exclusive: Former News Corp President Chernin bids $500 million for Hulu
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former News Corp president Peter Chernin has bid around $500 million for Hulu, the online video streaming service he helped create in 2007, according to two sources with knowledge of Hulu's sale process. ...
Boeing finishes 787 testing, focus shifts to regulators
NEW YORK (Reuters) - With a successful flight on Friday, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner completed tests aimed at proving that a revamped safety system can prevent the jet's lithium-ion batteries from catching fire or overheating. ...
Boeing completes 787 Dreamliner test flight for battery fix
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing completed a test flight on Friday of its 787 Dreamliner jet, part of a regimen of tests aimed at certifying a reworked system to prevent fire or overheating of the plane's lithium-ion batteries. ...
Judge strikes restrictions on "morning-after" pill
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make "morning-after" emergency contraception pills available without a prescription to all girls of reproductive age. ...
Insight: After Cyprus, is Slovenia next euro zone domino?
LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Successive Slovenian governments have refused to privatize the country's banks, which made disastrous loans to politically connected business interests and now threaten to drag the country center stage in the euro zone debt crisis. ...
Weak job gains cast shadow on U.S. economic outlook
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American employers hired at the slowest pace in nine months in March, a sign that Washington's austerity drive could be stealing momentum from the economy. ...
Analysis: Africa's rise pays out dividends for democracy
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa is rising not only on the growth charts of economists. ...
North Korea moves missiles, South Korean markets roiled
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has placed two of its intermediate range missiles on mobile launchers and hidden them on the east coast of the country in a move that could threaten Japan or U.S. Pacific bases, South Korean media reported on Friday. ...
North Korea hides two missiles on east coast: report
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has placed two of its intermediate range missiles on mobile launchers and hidden them on the east coast of the country, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Friday, citing intelligence sources in South Korea. ...
HP Chairman Lane resigns, Whitworth takes over for now
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co Chairman Ray Lane, who has come under fire from shareholders for his role in the acquisition of software company Autonomy Plc, has relinquished his post in the No.1 personal computer maker's latest board shake-up. ...
World powers await Iran's reaction to nuclear offer
ALMATY (Reuters) - World powers will urge Iran on Friday to accept their offer to ease some economic sanctions if Tehran stops its most sensitive nuclear work, in talks aimed at calming tensions that threaten to boil over into war. ...
More deaths in China from new bird flu; U.S., Japan on guard
SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China said it was mobilizing resources nationwide to combat a new strain of bird flu that has killed six people, as Japan and Hong Kong stepped up vigilance and the United States said it was closely monitoring the situation. ...
U.S. slaps more New York politicians with corruption charges
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was charged with corruption by prosecutors on Thursday, and another assemblyman was forced to resign, in the second federal graft case brought against New York politicians this week. ...
U.S. to send missile defenses to Guam over North Korea threat
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said it would soon send a missile defense system to Guam to defend it from North Korea, as the U.S. military adjusts to what Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called a "real and clear danger" from Pyongyang. ...
Facebook aims to take centerstage on Android phones
MENLO PARK, California (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Thursday unveiled its most ambitious attempt yet to enter mobile computing market without a phone of its own, introducing a new app that replaces the home screen on some Android smartphones. ...
Exclusive: Deutsche Telekom mulls improved MetroPCS offer - sources
LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom AG is looking into improving the terms of a proposed merger of its T-Mobile USA unit with MetroPCS Communications Inc as a last resort to win over shareholders ahead of a vote on the deal next week, two people familiar with Deutsche Telekom's thinking said on Thursday. ...
SAC's Martoma switches lawyers in insider-trading case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager at hedge fund SAC Capital Management, has hired a new lawyer to defend him in his insider-trading case. ...
Facebook showcases "Home" software for Google Android phones
MENLO PARK, California (Reuters) - Facebook Inc unveiled "Home" software on Thursday that will integrate the social network more completely with Android users' smartphones, a move that may divert users from Google Inc services and steal some of its rival's momentum in the fast-growing mobile arena. ...