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Japan must drop its requirement for government guarantees if it wants to stay in the race against China to build an Indonesian railway link from Jakarta to Bandung, a senior minister said on Friday.

"Japan's proposal includes a request for a government guarantee. Meanwhile China doesn't require that. That's the…

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Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged she didn't "stop and think" about her email set-up when she became President Barack Obama's secretary of state in 2009.

The Democratic presidential front-runner said in an interview…

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Mexican police seized a ton of so-called "black cocaine" at Mexico City's airport and destroyed more than 100 tons of marijuana plants in western state of Nayarit, according to statements from federal authorities.

Federal police and agents from the attorney general's office made the cocaine bust after learning the drug…

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Hundreds of migrants, stymied by Hungarian authorities who had halted trains to Germany, began a final march toward freedom Friday, breaking away from police and heading on foot for the western border.

In a bid to ease the crisis, the Hungarian government said in a surprise announcement Friday night it…

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Forty-five troops from the United Arab Emirates were killed in Yemen while taking part in Saudi-led operations against Shiite rebels, the Gulf nation said Friday, in the deadliest day for its military in its 44-year history.

The UAE's minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, said the troops were…

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will host a ministerial meeting of key global players trying to end the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Sept. 30 during the annual high-level session of the General Assembly, the United Nations announced Friday.

Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that in addition to foreign ministers from the Quartet…

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All in one fell swoop, Venus Williams eliminated one of the only two women who beat her younger sister this season and moved closer to a possible U.S. Open quarterfinal showdown against Serena.

Gathering herself after a mid-match dip in play Friday, Venus reeled off the last five games and…

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Japanese baseball standings after Friday's games.

Pacific League

W L T Pct. GB
SoftBank 117 76 37 4 .673 --
Nippon Ham 121 69 50 1 .580 10.0
Seibu 125 59 61 5 .492 20.5
Lotte 117 57 59 1 .491 20.5
Rakuten 118 49 66 3 .426 28.0
Orix…

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Computer manufacturers are unveiling the first big batch of devices running Windows 10 at the IFA home electronics show opening in Berlin on Friday.

The industry has seen sluggish sales in recent years as consumers opt to spend their money on smartphones and tablets instead, so many companies are pinning…

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A total of 28 municipalities and businesses received the government's first toilet awards Friday for promoting clean, safe and comfortable public toilets, leading to uplift the lives of women through improving sanitation facilities.

"Although there are diverse policies relating to food, we have few opportunities to discuss the issue of…

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