Angola has new weekly financial newspaper

The Angolan newspaper, whose newsroom has around 10 journalists led by Aylton Melo, will be on sale in the country’s main cities for a cover price of 500 kwanzas, and

Airport in Cape Verde’s capital doubles its capacity

Minister Sara Lopes was speaking to Portuguese news agency Lusa about the airport expansion project, whose foundation stone was laid on Monday by Prime Minister José Maria Neves and which

In US-Japan talks, Xi a factor 

When President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were set to meet yesterday, a major subtext of their discussions was the world leader not in the room —

Mainland now has more vineyard land than France

China now boasts more land dedicated to wine-making vineyards than France as it tries to satisfy a rapid rise in local demand. China’s vineyards grew to 800,000 hectares last year, putting

Sinopec No. 2 caught in graft probe as crackdown widens

China Petrochemical Corp. has had another executive swept up in what seems to be a relentless and widening array of corruption investigations at state-owned enterprises ordered by President Xi Jinping. General

Authorities race to rescue hundreds trapped in dam damaged in Nepal

The Chinese-backed Rasuwagadhi Hydropower station was “severely damaged” in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck on April 25, according to state-owned China Three Gorges Co., the country’s largest hydroelectric company. All

South China Sea | Beijing expresses concern over ASEAN’s stance

China says it is “severely concerned” over the statement from a Southeast Asian nations’ meeting that criticized Beijing’s building of islands in the disputed South China Sea. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong

Nepal earthquake | Helicopters ferry injured from villages near epicenter 

Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district yesterday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,400 people, ferrying the injured to clinics and

Afghanistan | At least 52 dead in landslide in northeast

A massive landslide in a remote province in northeastern Afghanistan yesterday killed at least 52 people, a provincial official said. The stricken area in Badakhshan province is cut off from the

Indonesia | Coffins arrive at prison as foreigner executions near 

Ambulances carrying coffins arrived yesterday at a prison island and relatives paid final visits to their condemned loved ones in a sign that Indonesia will imminently execute eight foreigners and one Indonesian

South Korea | Captain of doomed ferry sentenced to life in prison 

The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year’s disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, was given an increased sentence of life in prison yesterday by an

USA | Riots in Baltimore raise questions about police response 

National Guard troops fanned out through Baltimore, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early yesterday as a growing area of the city shuddered from riots

Gaza | UN: Israeli military killed 44 Palestinians at UN shelters 

A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by direct mortar strikes and other “Israeli actions” while sheltering at U.N. locations

This Day in History: 1993 Queen to open Palace doors

Much of the Palace, including the Queen’s private apartments, will remain closed, however, and the Queen herself will not be at home. The Palace will open only during August and

Offbeat | Romania: robbers trained to steal jewels, cars detained

The alleged leader was among those detained and prosecutors have asked for their arrest. “They were trained to break windows and steal very expensive watches in a short time, 30 seconds,”

Boxing | Pacquiao, Roach scheme on plan for Mayweather’s defense

How does anybody hit Floyd Mayweather Jr., a fighter whose perfect career is built on being nearly impossible to touch? Pacquiao and Roach will reveal their answer in detail Saturday night

Vegas sets up ‘concentric’ security for upcoming megafight

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather hadn’t even decided how much it would cost home viewers to watch their fight when the head of the Nevada Athletic Commission started planning security

Artifacts: Sex dolls, strippers and… golf

Morals are a funny thing in China these days. Take the corrupt ‘naked’ official’s standard weekend. Saturday night was never so good as when it was spent splashing out thousands

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