Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people.
Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people. The company announced the move Monday morning Tokyo time. Takata
A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, officials said. ...
Istanbul (AFP) - On the buzzing Taksim Square of Istanbul, the focal point of the modern city, a giant disused building looms over visitors, its glass windows broken and a few tattered advertising banners flapping disconsolately in the breeze.
Reykjavik (AFP) - Crystal clear ice caves, glacial lakes, spewing volcanoes and crashing waterfalls framed by dark lava columns: Iceland's breathtaking landscapes have become a magnet for Hollywood moviemakers looking to conjure up otherworldly scenery.
Guatape (Colombia) (AFP) - At least six people were dead and 31 missing after a tourist boat sank in a reservoir in northwestern Colombia on Sunday, the country's president said.
SHANGHAI (AP) — Australian and Chinese casino employees stood trial Monday on charges relating to gambling, in a case that highlights the sensitivity of doing certain businesses in China.
The government is eyeing a free trade deal with four Latin American countries, saying there's a "huge opportunity" in the region for New Zealand exporters.
The equation is simple but tough for the Hurricanes to pull off a famous win against the British and Irish Lions: get parity up front to set the backline loose.
Rogers (United States) (AFP) - Ryu So-Yeon seized the world number one ranking on Sunday as she closed with a two-under 69 at the Northwest Arkansas Championship for her 15th career international title.
Hamilton (Bermuda) (AFP) - Bermuda, with $77 million invested in the 35th America's Cup, is hoping the buzz of yachting's most prestigious event continues to ripple through its turquoise waters long after the regatta concludes.
PHOENIX (AP) — A diving catch to save a run. A pickoff at second base. Rounding a base at just the right angle. A 12-pitch walk followed by the winning hit.
Sydney (AFP) - Australia's under-pressure Great Barrier Reef is an asset worth Aus$56 billion (US$42 billion) and as an ecosystem and economic driver is "too big to fail", a study said Monday.
Paris (AFP) - Dozens of city mayors from around the world -- including Washington, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney -- on Monday called on G20 leaders to stick to their commitments on tackling climate change.