Thursday, 27 February 2014 03:03
Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press
TOKYO - Former Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama said Thursday that the landmark 1995 war apology carrying his name is an international pledge that Japan must not change, amid speculation that the current conservative leaders want to revise it.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 02:56
Danica Kirka, The Associated Press
LONDON - British financial group Standard Life said Thursday it is drawing contingency plans to move some of its operations out of Scotland in the event it votes for independence - a decision certain to stoke debate about the fate of business after the Sept. 18 ballot.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 02:38
Lynn Berry, The Associated Press
MOSCOW - Ukrainian fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych asked Russia on Thursday to protect him from "extremists," as a respected Russian news organization reported that he was seen in a Moscow hotel and was now staying in a Kremlin sanatorium just outside the city.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 02:13
The Associated Press
DOHA, Qatar - An apparent gas explosion on Thursday killed at least four people and wounded a number of others near a shopping mall in the Qatari capital, an emergency official in the energy-rich Gulf nation said.