Religion Dalai Lama

  • DALLAS, Dec 9- KFC is expected to open its first restaurant in Tibet next year, as parent Yum Brands Inc looks to expand in the Chinese market and shake off a series of food scares and marketing blunders that have severely dented its sales in the country. The move comes as the owner of the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands prepares to spin off its business in China.

  • DALLAS, Dec 9- KFC is expected to open its first restaurant in Tibet next year, as parent Yum Brands Inc looks to expand in the Chinese market and shake off a series of food scares and marketing blunders that have severely dented its sales in the country. The move comes as the owner of the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands prepares to spin off its business in China.

  • BERLIN- German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. TOKYO- Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg visits Japan and meets with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. **BAMAKO/ DAKAR- German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle visits Mali and Senegal.

  • BEIJING-- Police in a heavily Tibetan region of far west China are offering tipsters a reward of $7,700 for information about planned self-immolations in a bid to stem a tide of fiery protests against Chinese rule.

  • MIAMI - OCTOBER 26: Dalai Lama, Tenzen Gyatso speaks on The Quest for Happiness in Challenging Times at Bank United Center on October 26, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

    The Dalai Lama said on Thursday he would step down as Tibet's political leader, a move seen as transforming the government-in-exile into a more assertive and democratic body in the face of Chinese pressure.