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China ordered its banks Friday to hold back more money as reserves in a new move to curb lending and rising inflation that communist leaders worry might stir unrest.
North Korea's young heir apparent has launched a purge of senior party and military officials in an apparent attempt to cement his grip on power, a North Korean defectors group said Wednesday.
Toyota is planning to sell a plug-in hybrid car in the U.S., Japan and Europe in 2012, targeting sales of 50,000 vehicles a year at 3 million yen ($36,000) each without subsidies, as the automaker strengthens its green lineup to keep pace with growing competition.
The Nobel Peace Prize may not be handed out this year because China is not likely to let anyone from imprisoned award-winner Liu Xiaobo's family attend the ceremony, a Nobel official said, calling China's diplomatic pressure this year unprecedented.
India's center-left government has been shaken to its core in recent days by the resignations of three key officials embroiled in three separate scandals that have made "corruption" the buzzword among the media, opposition parties and political analysts.
In the absence of a U.S.-Russian arms control treaty, the U.S. intelligence community is telling Congress it will need to focus more spy satellites over Russia that could be used to peer on other sites, such as Iraq and Afghanistan, to support the military.
Dell Inc. said Wednesday that the president of the group responsible for its first forays into smart phones and consumer tablet PCs is leaving the company.
Iran said Wednesday that unidentified foreign planes violated its airspace six times as the country kicked off its biggest-ever air-defense drill but that the intruders were intercepted and forced back by Iranian jets.
The chairman of Samsung Electronics said Wednesday his son will be promoted to a more powerful executive position, preparing the global technology giant for an eventual change in leadership.