Articles By J.J. McGrath
The American soldier alleged to have carried out the massacre of 16 civilians in Afghanistan last weekend -- an event that has rocked already-shaky relations between the two countries -- was identified as U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales on Friday.
Conflicting reports surround the killing of 15 Afghan civilians in Kandahar province this weekend.
Call us crazy, but the two most recent major economic data releases by China -- the consumer price index on Friday and the trade balance on Saturday -- indicate there could be a case to be made for monetary stimulus in the world's second-largest economy.
One year after the Tohoku earthquake, the associated Pacific Ocean tsunami, and the related Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, many Japanese spent Sunday at community gatherings, demonstrations, and memorial services in observance of the first anniversary of the triple disasters.
A U.S. soldier in Afghanistan is believed to have killed at least three Afghan civilians after leaving his base in Kandahar province, the BBC reported. Following the incident, the soldier surrendered to U.S. military authorities, the BBC said.
Both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum claimed victories in Republican Party presidential-nomination contests conducted Saturday, as the former won the caucuses in Wyoming, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, while the latter won the caucuses in Kansas.
In the latest attempt to bring the bloodshed in Syria to a speedy conclusion, Kofi Annan, the United Nations-Arab League special envoy, met with Bashar al-Assad, the country's president, in the capital city of Damascus on Saturday -- with little or no success.
The $25 billion settlement between five large U.S. banks accused of abusive mortgage practices on the one side and federal and state government officials on the other side that was announced Feb. 9 will be filed in federal court on Monday, people familiar with the matter said.
The privately held Sientra Inc. on Friday joined the publicly traded Allergan Inc. and Johnson & Johnson (Mentor Worldwide LLC) as the only three companies to have won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approvals to market controversial silicone gel-filled breast implants.
In a stunning move, China's trade balance fell to a deficit of $31.5 billion in February from a surplus of $6.5 billion in January, according to data in multiple media reports on Saturday -- and the country's trade deficit may be its largest in the 21st century.