Alibaba head's remarks spark debate over China working hours
Remarks by the head of Chinese online business giant Alibaba that young people should work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week if they want financial success have prompted a debate over work-life balance.
Austria fears for top climbers missing in Canada
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Friday his thoughts are with the friends and families of two of the country's best-known climbers missing and feared dead in Canada along with an American alpinist following an avalanche.
Turkey says Russian system no threat to F-35s, seeks panel
Turkey's foreign minister says the United States has yet to respond to a Turkish proposal to set up a technical committee to review possible security threats Russia's S-400 missile defense system could pose to the U.S. F-35 fighter jet program.
Putin envoy in Caracas rejects US revival of Monroe Doctrine
As Venezuela's reliance on Russia grows amid the country's unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin's point man in Caracas is pushing back on the U.S. revival of a doctrine used for generations to justify military interventions in the region.
Pope encourages Swedish campaigner Greta on environment
Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg has brought her climate change campaign to the Vatican, where she met Pope Francis, a kindred spirit on environmental issues, and carried a sign saying "Join the climate strike.".
Indonesia's Widodo declares victory in presidential election
Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he was won re-election after receiving an estimated 54% of the vote, backtracking on an earlier vow to wait for official results after his challenger claimed an unlikely victory.
US 'concerned' over misused funds allegations at UNAIDS
The U.S. government says it is "concerned" about allegations of misused funds at the U.N.'s AIDS agency after a report by The Associated Press this week revealed ongoing financial and sexual misconduct problems at the agency.
Tensions flare with Italy's ruling coalition over corruption
Italy's deputy transport minister has been placed under investigation in a corruption probe, and consequently become the latest political pawn in the uneasy coalition of the League and 5-Star Movement.
Populists expected to gain seats in May's EU elections
The European Parliament is predicting that nationalist, populist and anti-migrant groups will make significant gains in the May 23-26 EU elections but says it thinks mainstream parties will keep control over the assembly.
As police wait to arrest him, ex-Peru president kills self
A lawyer for former Peruvian President Alan García says the leader shot himself before being detained amid allegations he received illegal payment from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. Lawyer Erasmo Reyna confirmed the shooting Wednesday.
Saudi runaway sisters plead for help on social media
Two Saudi sisters are pleading for help from the former Soviet republic of Georgia after fleeing their country, in the latest case of runaways from the ultra-conservative kingdom posting appeals on social media.
Alan García, ex-Peruvian president, dies at 69
Alan García, a former Peruvian president whose first term in the 1980s was marred by financial chaos and rebel violence, and who was recently targeted in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal, died on Wednesday at the age of 69.
Peru's ex-president Kuczynski hospitalized after jailing
Former Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has been hospitalized days after he was detained as part of a money laundering probe into his ties to the company at the heart of Latin America's biggest graft scandal.