MOSCOW—Russia's upper house of parliament will support Crimea in its bid to join the Russian Federation, the speaker of the upper house of parliament said Friday.
Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of a House Oversight subcommittee that has been investigating the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, says that "we need a special prosecutor." And he has a candidate in mind.
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. dismissed Casablanca Capital LP's move to nominate directors to the board of the iron-ore miner, adding it had proposed a settlement to avert a proxy fight that was rejected.
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KUALA LUMPUR—Malaysia's appeals court overturned on Friday the acquittal of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on a sodomy charge and sentenced him to five years in prison in a case that he has said was politically motivated.
An unusually mild winter helped lift industrial output in Europe's largest economy, signaling that Germany is off to a good start this year, data from the country's economics ministry showed Friday.
Asian markets moved higher Friday at the end of a positive week for the region, ahead of a monthly labor report in the U.S.The yen softened to its lowest level since January against the dollar during the session, as the greenback ...
THE HAGUE—The International Criminal Court on Friday convicted a rebel leader of charges including murder and pillage over a deadly attack on a village in eastern Congo, but acquitted him of rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers.
European stocks fell, while U.S. stock futures are flat Friday ahead of the U.S. jobs report—an important gauge on the health of the world's largest economy.
MILAN—An appeals court on Friday overturned the 2012 convictions of four banks for fraud in the sale of derivatives contracts to the city of Milan in the mid-2000s, repealing the first criminal ruling of this kind in Italy.
Crude oil markets on both sides of the Atlantic were very quiet Friday ahead of U.S. employment figures later in the global day, and with any premium from the crisis in Crimea having faded.
NEW DELHI—India's central bank expects to issue new bank licenses in a few weeks once it has received the approval of the Election Commission, Governor Raghuram Rajan said Friday.
HONG KONG—Two planned share sales in Hong Kong were scrapped Friday, according to people with direct knowledge of the deals, as worries grow over China's growing bad debt and tensions in Ukraine weigh on investor sentiment.
MILAN—Telecom Italia SpA reported a narrower net loss of €674 million ($927.9 million) for 2013, and proposed suspending its ordinary dividend so that it could keep investing in its network amid signs of recovery in its home market.
ZURICH—A sharp fall in the value of gold pushed the Swiss National Bank to a $10.4 billion loss in 2013, forcing it to cancel dividends for the first time in its 107-year history.
BERLIN—Germans largely back Chancellor Angela Merkel's reluctance to impose economic sanctions on Russia in response to the Ukraine crisis, according to an opinion poll.
TOKYO—A disgraced composer once hailed as Japan's Beethoven apologized Friday for lying about his career but stood by his claim that he was partly deaf.
FRANKFURT—German energy utility EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG Friday said its net profit fell by nearly 90% last year because of a supply glut of subsidized renewable energy which continues to erode wholesale power prices and squeeze ...
At a meeting with Sprint Corp. executives in October, the chief executive of parent company SoftBank Corp. lost his temper about the mobile carrier's advertising, complaining that it wasn't luring enough new customers.
VIENNA—A plane carrying Ukraine's new prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, was searched by police after landing at Vienna Airport following a security warning, Austrian officials said Friday.
Deutsche Bank AG has won an auction for the 143 million Australian dollar (US$128 million) loan portfolio of collapsed lender Gippsland Secured Investments, or GSI, two people familiar with the situation said.
MILAN—UniCredit SpA is preparing an initial public offering of FinecoBank SpA, its highly successful online banking arm, two people with knowledge of the preparations said Friday.
ATHENS—Greece's third largest lender, Eurobank Ergasias SA, Friday announced plans to move forward with a €3 billion ($4.13 billion) share capital increase to cover its basic capital needs.
JOHANNESBURG—A neighbor of sprinter Oscar Pistorius told a court Thursday how he tried to save the life of the athlete's girlfriend who lay motionless on the floor as Mr. Pistorius knelt next to her crying.
LONDON—A growing proportion of Britons expect interest rates to rise in the coming year, according to a Bank of England survey Friday.The BOE said 40% of Britons polled in February expect the central bank's benchmark interest rate to rise ...
KKR & Co. LP decided to tip 100 million Australian dollars (US$91 million) fresh equity into its roughly A$1 billion mining-logistics business Bis Industries Ltd, just months after attempting an initial public offering for the company, ...
A judge's ruling challenging the current de facto federal ban on commercial-drone operations in the U.S. highlights the difficulty of overseeing cutting-edge aviation technology using decades-old regulatory principles.
Industry efforts to open up U.S. skies to drones are gaining momentum on both the legal and regulatory fronts, but the controversial issue isn't likely to be resolved soon.
HONG KONG—Birmingham City Football Club owner and Macau gambling investor Carson Yeung was sentenced Friday to six years in prison by a Hong Kong court that earlier this week found him guilty of five counts of money-laundering involving ...
Crimea's Moscow-backed government voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia and accelerated a snap referendum to ratify the move, a dramatic escalation of tension that pushed the West closer to imposing sanctions if Russian troops don't ...
On Thursday, a virtual currency created a real-world circus.Shortly after 6 a.m. in New York, Newsweek posted an article purporting to shed light on the identity of the creator of bitcoin, the digital currency that has grown from a niche ...
BEIJING—Hundreds of workers at an International Business Machines Corp. plant struck for a fourth day as the company prepares to transfer the computer-server factory to Lenovo Group Ltd.
HONG KONG—China's yuan is set for its biggest weekly gain in 2½ years, rebounding from an unprecedented tumble since mid-February that has been steered by authorities in Beijing seeking to kick out speculators.
AMSTERDAM—Fugro NV Friday reported a 48% jump in 2013 net profit due to a book gain on the sale of the majority of its Geoscience division, but the results fell short of the company's own guidance.
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Thirty-nine percent of registered voters in New York City approve of Mayor Bill de Blasio's job performance two months after he took the reins of the nation's largest city, a poll from The Wall Street Journal-NBC 4 New York-Marist showed ...
The oddsthat the Philadelphia 76ers (15-46) won't win another game the rest of the 2013-14 regular season. The 76ers are projected to be underdogs in all 21 games they have left to play.
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BNP Paribas and Bank of America joined the ranks of currencies-dealing banks to have suspended staff as part of a global probe into the wholesale foreign-exchange market.
Chinese solar company Chaori, facing the nation's first bond default, said that for now it won't receive a local-government bailout and reiterated it can repay only a fraction of the interest on debt issued two years ago.