Dream Team's triumph in Barcelona still resonates across globe

Sep 15, 2014

Dream Team's triumph in Barcelona still resonates across globe

Officially, it was the U.S. Olympic team, together for just a few weeks. To the basketball world, it was the Dream Team, and its gold-medal run changed hoops forever. An American sport was transformed into a global phenomenon when Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry ...

A Scottish yes would also mean exit from EU, NATO

Sep 15, 2014

A Scottish yes would also mean exit from EU, NATO

If Scottish voters this week say yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they’ll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe’s postwar prosperity and security — the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance. In breaking ...

Sep 15, 2014

OECD cuts growth outlook for G-7, worried about eurozone

The OECD on Monday cut its economic outlook for the Group of Seven nations in 2014, including Japan, while expecting a moderate expansion to continue in most of the major economies. In its interim economic assessment report, the Paris-based organization also said the “most ...

Sep 15, 2014

Cameron to visit Scotland before vote to try to keep U.K. intact

British Prime Minister David Cameron will make one of his final visits to Scotland later Monday, four days before a historic independence referendum, to warn Scots a vote to leave the United Kingdom is a forever choice. With opinion polls suggesting the referendum remains ...

Japan's population of centenarians continues to grow

Sep 15, 2014

Japan's population of centenarians continues to grow

Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan. The number of Japanese who are at least 100 years old, known as centenarians, has reached 58,820, according to ...

Hollande says 'no time to lose' in fighting Islamic State

Sep 15, 2014

Hollande says 'no time to lose' in fighting Islamic State

The leaders of France and Iraq on Monday urged swift action against Islamic State militants, with President Francois Hollande warning there was “no time to lose” as he opened an international conference to shore up an anti-jihadist coalition. “The fight of the Iraqis against ...

Typhoon Kalmaegi sweeps out of Philippines

Sep 15, 2014

Typhoon Kalmaegi sweeps out of Philippines

Typhoon Kalmaegi swept out of the Philippines on Monday after causing chest-deep floods in some rural areas but largely leaving the storm-prone country unscathed, authorities said. The storm, with winds of 160 kph, struck the northeast of the main island of Luzon on Sunday ...