Russia's venerable ITAR-TASS news agency fired one of its Soviet-era giants as general director after nearly four decades of service that began at the height of the cold war.Wednesday, 19 September, 2012, 4:06am
An elderly woman's catastrophic attempt to restore a century-old oil painting of Christ in a Spanish church has provoked popular uproar, and amusement. The well-intentioned but ham-fisted amateur artist, in her 80s, took it upon herself to patch up the original work, which depicted Christ crowned with thorns.24 Aug 2012 - 12:10pm
Increase in grass-roots delegates for congress14 Aug 2012 - 7:50pm
Double standards at double yellow lines still apply21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The central government is tightening rules on journalists, saying it is part of a campaign to curb fake news, but journalists say it is another move to step up censorship.
New regulations issued by the General Administration of Press and Publication (Gapp) require local reporters to 'guard against using rumours as sources for their reports', Xinhua said.11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Thomson Reuters, the newest global financial and professional information service provider on the block, expects double-digit revenue growth in the region this year on strong demand, managing director for Asia Michael Peace said.19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Already the victim of cutbacks in recent years, Dow Jones' Asian operations, including The Wall Street Journal Asia, face an uncertain future with Rupert Murdoch's US$5.6 billion takeover of the US media company.2 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
Claims by official US broadcaster Voice of America that new rules covering the way foreign media disseminate information on the mainland harm the foreign players' interests have been rejected by Xinhua.6 May 2007 - 12:00am
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Quake, rattle and roll knocks market profit openings about
Bankers' desks across Asia went dark on Tuesday as both Bloomberg and Reuters suffered service outages as a result of the Taiwan quake.29 Dec 2006 - 12:00am