English Premier League champions Manchester United have cancelled the Jakarta leg of their 2009 pre-season tour of Asia as a result of the bomb attacks in the Indonesian capital.
Iran’s government Tuesday banned foreign media from covering rallies in Tehran being held in the wake of last week’s disputed presidential election. The decision comes after video footage emerged showing violence at demonstrations in support of opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi. Moussavi has contested the results of Friday’s election, which showed an overwhelming victory for hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
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Online retailer Amazon has found itself at the center of a storm after it removed a number of gay and lesbian-themed books from its sales charts. On Sunday, a number of distinguished writers, including Gore Vidal, Annie Proulx and E.M. Forster, suddenly lost their best-seller ranking — which is the number that Amazon uses to show how well one title sells compared with another
The possibility of engine fires has prompted General Motors to recall nearly 1.5 million passenger sedans manufactured between 1997 and 2003, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Monday. The recall covers certain mid- and full-size passenger sedans under GM’s Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile and Pontiac brands.
Malaysia swore in a new prime minister on Friday, the country’s state news agency reported. Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak became Malaysia’s sixth prime minister after taking over for from Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who stepped down after leading the country for more than five years, according to the Bernama news agency.
Malaysia will swear in a new prime minister Friday — one tasked with reuniting a multi-racial nation and shoring up an economy in dire straits. Until now, Najib Razak had served as the Southeast Asian country’s deputy prime minister. He succeeds Abdullah Badawi who turned in his resignation after five years as leader.
Over the next week CNN has special coverage of one of the world’s biggest gatherings of the luxury industry from Basel, Switzerland, bringing you the views of the people behind some of the biggest brands. In this time of economic upheaval, these brands are being put to the test.
Workers’ unions launched 24 hours of strikes across France Thursday to pressure the government to do more to combat the economic downturn. Workers from the public sector, schools, and the transportation sector walked off the job along with some air traffic controllers. That was affecting air travel, particularly domestic flights
Australian authorities have declared several coastal areas near Brisbane disaster zones after a massive oil spill earlier this week, according to the Queensland government. “This is a very serious situation,” Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said, according to a news release on Friday.