More debt limit Articles

  • India, Japan each seek deals during Modi's visit

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan and India both have much to gain from a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than a dozen Indian steel, energy and IT tycoons that begins Saturday in the ancient capital of Kyoto. The two countries have complementary economies, given Japan's wealth and technological...

  • Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine. Putin's statement came several hours after Ukraine accused Russia of entering its territory with tanks, artillery...

  • Iran confirms US Coast Guard fired at fishing boat

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard navy confirmed in remarks published Friday that a U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired on an Iranian fishing boat in the Persian Gulf this week but insisted the incident was not a "clash." The U.S. Navy's Bahrain-based 5th Fleet said that...

  • With a splat, paintball fires into Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The hidden gunman, dressed in long green coveralls and a SWAT-team-style vest and helmet, looks ominous as he takes aim and fires off a short burst. But this isn't a Taliban attack in the heart of Afghanistan's capital — it's just a friendly game of paintball. The...

  • Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba

    BEIJING (AP) — China's biggest property developer has launched an e-commerce venture with Internet giants Baidu and Tencent, adding to competition for industry leader Alibaba Group. The companies said Friday they will invest 5 billion yuan ($814 million) in the venture to start. Wanda Group...

  • Sheriff: Illinois man charged for child porn

    EAST ALTON, Ill. (AP) — A 25-year-old southwestern Illinois man has been charged with producing and distributing child pornography. Madison County Sheriff Robert Hertz says Steven Yon was charged Thursday with one count of producing child pornography and five counts of disseminating child...

  • Missouri couple pleads guilty to Illinois robbery

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A St. Louis-area couple has pleaded guilty to robbing an Illinois bank. A U.S. attorney says 43-year-old Darren Everett and 28-year-old Mackenzie Leonard entered the plea Thursday in federal court. They admitted to robbing the Commerce Bank in Columbia in February....

  • Boy, 2, struck and killed by truck near Tampa

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old boy died after being struck by a Tampa water department truck at an apartment complex. Tampa police spokeswoman Janelle McGregor says Demetric Laynton darted between two vehicles Thursday night and the truck driver wasn't able to stop before...

  • Pakistani PM denies asking army to mediate

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister has denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protesters who have camped outside parliament in Islamabad for two weeks, demanding his resignation over alleged voting fraud. Nawaz Sharif's remarks to the National...

  • Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000. A search...

  • Icelandic officials say eruption near Bardarbunga

    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic authorities raised the aviation warning code to red Friday after a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash has been detected by the radar system. The eruption took place the Holuhraun lava field, north of Dyngjujoekull glacier,...

  • German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

    BERLIN (AP) — Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid the conflict in Ukraine. It might seem like enough to put any...

  • Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

    BEIJING (AP) — Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China. Plans call for China Unicom Ltd. to provide space for construction and basic...

  • Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation has fallen to an annual 0.3 percent in August for the 18 countries that use the euro, underlining the shakiness of the continent's economic recovery. Eurostat, the EU statistics agency, said Friday the figure is down from 0.4 percent in July, as expected by...

  • Russian fund with US advisers eludes sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund, which has partnered with...



From the Weekly Standard