BEIJING (AP) — Police in southern China have raided the office of U.S. car-hailing app Uber after the Chinese government in January banned drivers of private cars from offering such services through apps.
A statement by the Guangzhou Municipal Transport Commission said police suspected Uber was operating an illegal taxi service without a proper business registration. It said police seized thousands of iPhones and other equipment used to run the business in the Thursday...
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Pilots at Portugal's state-owned national airline have begun a 10-day strike, forcing flight cancellations as they press their demand to be given up to a 20 percent stake in the company when it is privatized later this year.
TAP Air Portugal said it expected up to 3,000 flights and 300,000 passengers to be affected by the walkout that started Friday, causing losses of at least 30 million euros ($33.7 million).
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong says he is free of prostate cancer after treatment.
The 63-year-old political leader is a two-time cancer survivor. He was treated for lymphoma more than two decades ago while serving as Singapore's deputy prime minister and trade and industry minister.
Lee's cancerous prostate gland was removed in February.
In a speech broadcast online Friday for the May Day holiday, Lee...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of South Koreans are marching in Seoul for a third weekend to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.
Demonstrators occupied several downtown streets on Friday and sporadically clashed with police officers, who created tight perimeters with their buses to block the marchers. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has praised the country's armed forces for defeating militants in the North Waziristan tribal area, which was once considered the main base for the Pakistani Taliban.
In his televised speech during a rare Friday visit, Sharif encouraged people to return to their homes.
Sharif made his remarks as a group of residents gathered in Mir Ali, a main town in North Waziristan, in preparation for the...
BEIJING (AP) — Manufacturing in China barely grew in April, continuing sluggish recent performance in the world's second biggest economy.
Data compiled by the country's National Bureau of Statistics and the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing showed Friday that the manufacturing purchasing managers' index came in at 50.1 in April, the same level as in March. A reading above 50 indicates growth.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi Defense Ministry says three Saudi soldiers and "dozens" of Yemeni Shiite rebels were killed overnight Friday after the rebels and their supporters launched a cross-border attack on the kingdom.
A ministry statement says the Yemeni rebels attacked late Friday night, targeting "border posts and control points" in southern Najran province. Saudi ground forces, backed by air strikes, repelled the attack, the ministry said....