Sunday, February 20, 2011 As of 1:10 PM (GMT +0 hours)
Bahrain's political crisis continued to cool down as seven opposition groups working to present protesters demands said they would meet to coordinate a response to the government's call for dialogue.
Photos: Protesters Celebrate
Video: Soldiers Appear to Fire at Protesters
Violent clashes between protesters and security forces snowballed in cities throughout eastern Libya, as the country's leader Moammar Gadhafi struggled to crush an uprising aimed at ending his 42-year rule.
Interactive: Uprising in the Middle East
Richard Ong, one of Hopu Investment Management's founding partners, is leaving the China-focused private-equity firm to set up his own $2 billion fund, according to people familiar with the situation.
Online deals website Groupon appears to be making preparations to launch operations in China, a move that could shake up the market for group buying.
Sapporo Holdings is mapping out strategies that could involve acquisitions or creating a new plant to meet rising demand for premium beer in North America. In Asia, meanwhile, the Japanese company is expanding its beer and soft-drink business.
China was the home of some of the best- and worst-performing stock offerings that hit the U.S. last year. The handful of offerings so far this year have been mediocre, but more companies from China are readying IPOs.
Chinese telecom-gear maker Huawei Technologies rescinded its attempt to win U.S. approval for a deal in which it would buy assets and technology from 3Leaf Systems.
Negotiators from the world's leading economies haggled all night over seemingly technical details regarding how to measure global economic imbalances. They eventually produced a 53-word sentence intended to appease all sides—and open to interpretation by all sides.
The 401(k) generation is beginning to retire, and it isn't pretty. The retirement savings plans that many baby boomers thought would see them through old age are falling short in many cases.
Life & Culture
Among China's newly-minted rich set, the latest must-have plaything is an expensive riding pony.
Mubarak had no idea how to counter the power of social media. China, Russia and Iran know better.
Food & Drink
The secret to chef Margaret Xu's roast chicken -- proclaimed by many Hong Kong foodies as the best in the city -- is that everything is made from scratch by her, including the terra-cotta oven the bird is baked in.
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When India and Bangladesh face each other at the opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup on Saturday, this could be payback time for India.
How to navigate the city? The Wall Street Journal offers a comprehensive guide to Hong Kong.
The WTO will issue a prelIminary report concluding that China has no legal right to impose export restrictions on nine raw materials, say trade diplomats and lawyers familiar with the case.
India unleashed the full power of its famed batting lineup on Saturday as Virender Sehwag hammered a stunning 175 to lead his side to victory over Bangladesh in the opening game of the World Cup.
The Shanghai Composite fell for the first time in seven sessions as investors fretted about more efforts to cool the economy. Korea;s Kospi snapped a three-day losing streak.
Research spending and technology exports were some of the menu items Thursday evening when President Obama sat down for dinner with Apple's Steve Jobs, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and other corporate chieftains.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Morocco on Sunday to demand sweeping changes to the nation's constitution, defying predictions that this thousand-year-old monarchy would prove an exception to the demands for greater democracy that are sweeping the region.
U.S. House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan said Sunday he wasn't pushing for a government shutdown as a budget deadlock continued, and suggested Republicans would seek a short-term extension of the budget to allow negotiations to proceed.
Life & Style
A four-day itinerary with the best restaurants, hotels, drives, adventure activities and secret beaches on the French Caribbean island of Martinique.
The authorities are increasingly resorting to public violence.
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Abigail Kawananakoa has been on a decades-long treasure hunt—a bid to recover silverware, lamps, rare furniture and other assorted objects from her family's former home. Make that "palace."
Photos: Finding Hawaii's Treasures
Video: Hawaii's Royal Mystery
In 1886, Carl Benz filed a patent for a "vehicle with gas engine drive." To celebrate the anniversary, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz flew four cars -- two classic and two concept -- to Hong Kong for a show at Ocean Terminal this weekend.
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