Wall Street Journal - World News
Updated: 1 hour 33 min ago
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 9:32pm
Suicide bombers in Niger killed 20 people in separate attacks on a military base and a uranium-mining site, and government officials said the strikes were likely the work of a militant group from Mali.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 6:23pm
The disqualification of two influential politicians from Iran's presidential race has sparked an outpouring of criticism by some prominent Iranians who said the decision would hurt the credibility of the election.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 3:55pm
Judges grilled the IMF chief in a case stemming from her previous position as France's finance minister.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 3:55pm
Nearly a month after one of the world's worst industrial accidents—which killed more than 1,100 people, most of them female garment workers—survivors with debilitating injuries are facing an uncertain future.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 2:50pm
Turkey and the European Union have pledged to press ahead with Ankara's stalled bid to join the 27-nation bloc, seeking to rekindle cooled relations and meet common challenges ranging from the Syrian civil war to economic woes in the euro zone.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 2:46pm
The British soldier killed on a London street was a father who served in Afghanistan and passionately supported his hometown soccer team, Manchester United.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 12:32pm
Leading European socialists gathered in Leipzig to celebrate Germany's 150-year-old Social Democratic Party, which polls show faces almost certain defeat in September's elections.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 12:30pm
Estonia's government approved a bill for a border treaty with Russia, more than 20 years after the small Baltic nation gained independence from the Soviet Union.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 12:07pm
Less than two months after declaring that the BOJ would push down bond yields to spur economic activity and beat deflation, Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has found himself struggling with a rise instead.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 12:00pm
Japan and India, both pressured by China's territorial claims, are expected to increase defense and economic ties when the country's two leaders meet in Tokyo next week.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 11:36am
Malaysian authorities detained two antigovernment figures questioning and charged a student activist with sedition Thursday, raising political tensions after recent national elections triggered claims of vote-rigging.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 11:07am
The plummeting value of South Africa's rand obliged the central bank to keep interest rates on hold Thursday, despite the storm clouds gathering over the continent's largest economy.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 9:37am
Canada is "extremely disappointed" with expected U.S. regulatory changes to country-of-origin meat-labeling rules and believes they won't bring the U.S. into compliance with World Trade Organization obligations, according to a draft statement Ottawa is expected to issue.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 8:51am
A large bomb hidden by the Taliban in a rickshaw exploded as a police vehicle passed in southwest Pakistan, killing 11 policemen and two civilians.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 8:37am
Weak wage growth, rising prices and economic uncertainty are keeping U.K. consumers from spending their cash, raising concerns about the prospects for retailers and the wider economy this year.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 8:30am
Faced with public outrage over tax-evasion scandals at a time of austerity budgets, European leaders are trying to ensure that everybody pays their fair share.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 8:20am
A Chinese government-sponsored institute that U.S. prosecutors say was secretly given access to U.S.-funded research said it will "take legal measures" to protect its reputation.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 7:52am
A complex dedicated to country music star Shania Twain has a date with the wrecking ball next month.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 6:39am
A more detailed look at China's economic performance in 2012 shows it tipped further off balance, relying more than ever on credit-fueled investment, a trend it had tried to rein in.
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 5:39am
The gruesome broad-daylight killing of a man believed to be a British soldier was quickly branded an act of terrorism by officials, reviving fear of violence by Islamic extremists.