iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide
HONG KONG (AP)—In a now familiar global ritual, Apple fans jammed shops from Sydney to Paris to pick up the tech juggernaut’s latest iPhone. Eager buyers formed long lines Friday at Apple Inc. stores in Asia, Europe and North America to be the first to get their hands on the new smartphone.
West accuses Iran of shipping arms to Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP)—The four Western powers trying to rein in Iran’s nuclear program accused Tehran on Thursday of shipping arms to Syria in violation of U.N. sanctions and ignoring demands to open key nuclear facilities to U.N. inspectors.
1 killed in prophet protests in Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP)—Pakistani police opened fire on rioters who were torching a cinema during a protest against an anti-Islam film Friday, killing one man.
US to reinstate New Zealand military ship visits
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP)—After a 25-year ban, America will begin allowing Royal New Zealand Navy ships to visit U.S. military and Coast Guard facilities around the world, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday.
Airline Services Hit as Sino-Japan Tensions Escalate
(Reuters) Airlines from China and Japan have cut or delayed flights between the two countries as tensions mount between the region’s two largest economies over a dispute centered on an uninhabited group of islands in the East China Sea.
AngloGold Workers Strike at South African Mine
(Reuters) Workers have embarked on an illegal strike at a South African mine run by world No. 3 bullion producer AngloGold Ashanti, a company spokesman said on Friday, signaling spreading labor unrest in the mining sector.
Suicide Bombers Kill 15 in Somali Capital
(Reuters) Two suicide bombers walked into a restaurant in central Mogadishu and killed at least 15 people on Thursday, police said, highlighting the security challenges facing the country’s new president.
China Sets Monday Verdict for Ex-Police Chief at Heart of Bo Scandal
(Reuters) A Chinese court will announce its verdict on a former police chief at the centre of the country’s biggest political scandal in decades on Monday, an official said, with observers in little doubt that he will be found guilty.
U.S. Warns Brazil on Tariffs, Gets Stinging Rebuke
(Reuters) U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk urged Brazil to reconsider plans for tariff increases, prompting a stinging rebuke of American monetary policy that has “distorted” global exchange rates.