UK minister rejects EU migration pact, vows tighter borders
LONDON (AP) ? Britain will never "in a thousand years" agree to a common European immigration policy to deal with the surging number of refugees fleeing to the continent, a top government official declared Tuesday.
Special Report: China uses intimidation tactics at U.N. to silence critics
By Sui-Lee Wee and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - In a café lounge at the United Nations complex in Geneva, a Tibetan fugitive was waiting his turn earlier this year to tell diplomats his story of being imprisoned and tortured back home in China. As Golog Jigme prepared to testify in March before the U.N. Human Rights Council, a senior Chinese diplomat, Zhang Yaojun, was in the crowded café. ?He just took a photo of me,? Golog Jigme said, gesturing at Zhang, who was standing with his smartphone in his hand.
FDA's new anti-smoking campaign uses hip-hop to target youthWASHINGTON (AP) ? The Food and Drug Administration will try to harness the sounds, style and attitudes of hip-hop into a multi-million dollar anti-smoking campaign to discourage young African Americans, Hispanics and other groups from using tobacco.
EU to push for revamped data transfer deal with U.S.The European Union will press ahead with efforts to revamp transfers of personal data to the United States after an EU court ruled on Tuesday that the current system was illegal, European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said. "We have been working with the U.S. authorities to make data transfers safer for European citizens. In the light of the ruling, we will continue this work towards a new and safe framework for the transfer of personal data across the Atlantic," Timmermans told a news conference.
VW employee chief: no immediate effect on jobs from scandal
Rio Olympics cutting costs with Brazil deep in recession
The Latest: Another dam fails in Columbia, South Carolina
Ex-UN General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery schemeNEW YORK (AP) ? Former United Nations General Assembly President John Ashe accepted more than $500,000 in bribes from a Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople in exchange for help obtaining lucrative investments and government contracts, according to federal court documents unsealed Tuesday.
Freeport-McMoRan considers exiting oil and gas businessNEW YORK (AP) ? Freeport-McMoRan is considering spinning off its oil and gas business and other strategic alternatives to focus on its copper mining business.
Twitter makes it easier to grab onto hot 'Moments'
Twitter made it easier Tuesday to seize hot tweets and high-profile posts from the flood of real-time commentary at the one-to-many messaging service. A new "Moments" feature that promised to let people quickly tune into "the best of Twitter" made its debut in the United States with a promise it would spread wider in the coming months. Hundreds of millions of tweets are fired off daily on Twitter, among them comments from world leaders, celebrities and people in the midst of dramatic events, according to product manager Madhu Muthukumar.