Mar 26, 2015

China denies seeking veto power in new multilateral bank

China has not sought veto power over a new multilateral bank, a top finance ministry official said Wednesday, after a report Beijing enticed major European countries to join by offering to give up control over decisions. Britain, Germany, France and Italy have in the ...

Germanwings crash: five key questions

Mar 26, 2015

Germanwings crash: five key questions

Baffled by the Germanwings crash that killed all 150 people on board when it slammed into a mountainside on Tuesday, experts are studying the last actions of the flight crew for clues. Here’s a look at five key questions: — What does the plane’s ...

Chile declares state of emergency in flood-hit desert region

Mar 26, 2015

Chile declares state of emergency in flood-hit desert region

Chile’s government declared a state of emergency for the Atacama desert region Wednesday following flooding from heavy rain. Unusually heavy thunderstorms and torrential rains that began Tuesday have blocked roads, caused power outages and affected some 600 people in this normally dry region. The ...

Mar 26, 2015

Abe to skip China's war parade: report

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to rebuff a prickly invitation to a Chinese military parade, a report said Wednesday, as the former wartime enemies jockey over the telling of their shared history. Tokyo has not officially replied to Beijing’s comments on the march, ...

Mar 26, 2015

Two Japanese professors awarded esteemed medical research prize

Two Japanese professors will be awarded the 2015 Canada Gairdner International Awards, an esteemed medical research prize considered to be a good predictor of future Nobel Prize winners, the Gairdner Foundation said Wednesday. The two are Yoshinori Osumi, a 70-year-old honorary professor at Tokyo ...