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Letters 14 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

A defining moment for China

The 1911 Xinhai Revolution's 100th anniversary, more than any other event in China's long history, marks its modern coming of age.

Opinion 14 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

A defining moment for China

The 1911 Xinhai Revolution's 100th anniversary, more than any other event in China's long history, marks its modern coming of age.

World 22 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

HK activists leave for disputed E.China Sea islands

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A small group of activists left Hong Kong on Wednesday to sail to uninhabited islets at the centre of a territorial spat between China and Japan to help assert Beijing's claims.

World 11 May 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

BP tries a new U.S. Gulf spill fix, as slick spreads

ROBERT, La. (Reuters) - BP Plc said on Monday it will again attempt to contain oil gushing deep in the Gulf of Mexico, this time with a far smaller funnel than it tried before, as a massive slick threatened Louisiana shores.

World 11 May 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

U.S. Gulf slick spreads west, BP tries another cover

ROBERT, La. (Reuters) - BP Plc said on Monday it will make another attempt at containing oil gushing deep in the Gulf of Mexico, this time with a much smaller funnel than it tried before, as a massive slick threatened Louisiana shores west of the Mississippi Delta.

World 10 May 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Oil spill solutions uncertain, slick spreads west

ROBERT, La. (Reuters) - The huge slick from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill threatened Louisiana shores west of the Mississippi Delta on Monday as BP Plc said it was trying several options to control the leak without being sure they would work.

World 16 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Taiwan vote pits a smoothy against your average guy

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan TV viewers watching a series of presidential debates have seen a polished, professorial type facing off against a sharp-tongued opponent who talks like your average guy.

World 28 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Taiwan islet to clear landmines as China ties grow

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan will finish clearing about 70,000 landmines by 2013 from an outlying island that was once a front-line battlefield with China but is now being developed for civilian use, officials said on Friday.

World 06 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fiji invokes emergency powers to silence former PM

SUVA (Reuters) - Fiji's military coup leader Frank Bainimarama invoked emergency powers in the South Pacific island nation on Thursday to target the man he ousted from power, former Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase.

World 06 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fiji re-imposes state of emergency

SUVA (Reuters) - Fiji's military coup leader Frank Bainimarama imposed a new state of emergency in the South Pacific island nation on Thursday in order to silence the man he ousted from power, former Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase.