AP EXPLAINS: What we know about S. Korean political scandal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) ? To outsiders, the frenzy that has erupted here may not seem to match this week's acknowledgment by South Korean President Park Geun-hye that she got help, including the editing of some of her speeches, from a mysterious woman outside of the government.
Beatty becomes first US author to win Man Booker Prize
Paul Beatty has became the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel "The Sellout", which the novelist said should not be read as a "mono-directional" take on race. The jury behind the world's most prestigious English-language literary award said the novel was a "shocking and unexpectedly funny" portrayal of Beatty's native Los Angeles, using satire to explore racial equality in a fictional neighbourhood. Beatty said readers should think of the novel as a work of fiction rather than solely focusing on race.
Kluber, Perez, Indians beat Cubs 6-0 in World Series opener
Global shares hit by gloom on Wall Street, lower oil prices
Share benchmarks in Europe and Asia saw broad declines Wednesday, tracking losses on Wall Street and weaker oil prices. KEEPING SCORE: The FTSE 100 of Britain dropped 0.9 percent to 6,951.30 and Germany's ...
Getting North Korea to give up nuclear bomb probably 'lost cause': U.S. spy chief
By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. policy of trying to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons "is probably a lost cause" and the best that could be hoped for is a cap on the country's nuclear capability, the Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper said on Tuesday. President Barack Obama has repeatedly stated that the United States will never accept North Korean as a nuclear-armed state.
Pokemon Go boost limited as Nintendo cuts profit forecastJapanese video game maker Nintendo Co. has slashed its operating profit and sales forecasts for this fiscal year, despite the global success of "Pokemon Go." The Kyoto-based maker of Super Mario ...
For Apple, surprise hunger for big phones leaves money on tableThe technology leader is not sure it can make as many units of the iPhone 7 Plus as consumers want in time for the Christmas shopping rush, Apple's Chief Executive Tim Cook told analysts on Tuesday. Demand was strong "particularly on the iPhone 7 Plus versus our forecast going into the product launch," Cook said. The bigger phones bring bigger profits, and Apple's forecast for thinner-than-expected margins concerned investors after it reported quarterly earnings on Tuesday.
EU chief says trade deal with Canada still possible
Islamic State kills dozens of civilians in Afghanistan: officialSuspected Islamic State fighters rounded up dozens of civilians and executed them in a reprisal after police killed a militant commander in the remote Afghan province of Ghor, a provincial official said on Wednesday. The killings followed a militant attack on Tuesday near Feroz Koh, the capital of the central western province. Up until now most Islamic State activity has taken place in the eastern province of Nangarhar.
Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 20 people