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  • LONDON— Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain's general election this Thursday with unease. A victory for Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party could bring Britain a step closer to leaving the 28- nation European Union, a move many companies fear would cause damage by increasing costs of doing business on...

  • Police in Portland, Oregon, say an initially peaceful May Day demonstration turned violent Friday evening as a splinter group hurled chairs and other objects at officers. The Burnside Bridge over the Willamette River was closed for about a half-hour during the height of the evening commute when protesters tried to force their way across.

  • Police say black-clad May Day marchers hurled wrenches and rocks at officers and hit police with sticks as a Friday evening march through a Seattle neighborhood turned violent, injuring three officers. That brought the day's Seattle demonstration arrest total to four. Hundreds of people earlier joined in May Day marches in Seattle and Yakima, Washington, in...

  • Obama lives up to pledge to slow immigrant deportations Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 1:13 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama has failed to live up to a campaign promise to push through immigration legislation, but he has met a postelection pledge to slow deportations with or without approval from Congress. Since October, the Homeland Security Department has sent home the fewest immigrants in the country illegally since Obama took office in 2009,...

  • *EU summit agreed to triple search and rescue mission off Libya. *Land routes into Europe also deadly; train kills 14 migrants. BRUSSELS/ SKOPJE, April 24- British and German warships made ready to sail for waters off Libya as Europe ramped up rescue operations in the Mediterranean after up to 900 desperate migrants drowned last weekend on a boat heading for Italy.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Southeast Asian leaders will seek to speed up plans for a binding code of conduct with China governing behavior in the disputed South China Sea at a summit next week, Malaysia's foreign minister said Friday. China, Taiwan and ASEAN members Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei have overlapping claims in the South China Sea.

  • Japan: The country 'only for Japanese'?   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 12:45 AM ET
    Japan: The country 'only for Japanese'?

    Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says Japan is still being seen as a country only for Japanese and the country's tight immigration policy isn't likely to change soon.

  • Rich Chinese homebuyers are flocking here   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:34 PM ET
    Rich Chinese homebuyers are flocking here

    Simon Henry, Co-CEO of Juwai.com, explains why the tiny Caribbean nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis is the top overseas location for Chinese homebuyers.

  • GLOUCESTER, England, April 23- Like millions of other British voters, Karl Wakeman supported Margaret Thatcher's Conservatives in the 1980 s and then Tony Blair's New Labour in the late 1990 s. But now, as Britain heads towards a general election on May 7, the 49- year-old from Gloucester has no time for either of the two parties that have dominated British politics...

  • Issues with Singapore's immigration policy   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:43 AM ET
    Issues with Singapore's immigration policy

    Michael D Barr, associate professor of International Relations at Flinders University, outlines the consequences of the government's active policy of rising the number of immigrants in Singapore.

  • German towns feel cost of Europe's migrant crisis Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:27 PM ET

    Even as European officials struggle with the tide of migrants, tranquil villages in northern Bavaria are coping with the migrants crisis. The NYT reports.

  • Small business: visa quotas hinder finding skilled help Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    Congress set a limit of 65,000 for visas for workers with bachelor's degrees, and 20,000 for those with master's degrees. "There is not really an abundant supply of the types of folks we're looking for, with a science, technology, engineering and mathematics background," says Anand Sanwal, CEO of CB Insights, a New York- based company that compiles information about...

  • BUDAPEST, Hungary— From a Budapest hilltop overlooking a panorama of central Europe, Jean-Paul Apetey reflects on how far he's come, how improbable and unexpected his journey has been— and yet how many miles he still must go. He has piloted a migrant-packed boat from Turkey to Greece even though he'd never been at sea; lost his belongings evading police during a...

  • Australian PM urges Europe to turn away migrant boats   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 12:45 AM ET
    Australian PM urges Europe to turn away migrant boats

    Colin Chapman, president of Australian Institute of International Affairs NSW, explains why Australian prime minister Tony Abbott's advice to Europe is "a bit premature."

  • *Italy calls for emergency EU meeting this week. PALERMO, Italy April 19- As many as 700 migrants were feared dead on Sunday after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to face down anti-immigrant bias and find money for support as turmoil in Libya and the Middle East worsens the crisis. If the death toll is confirmed, it will bring to...

  • JOHANNESBURG, April 19- When he heard angry screams and the hammering of hatchets on the door of his shack last week, Malawian Folias Sakai thought he was about to become the eighth person to be killed in anti-immigrant attacks that have swept South Africa this month. Instead Sakai managed to escape the mob by scrambling over the metal rooftop of his shack in a...

  • Up to 700 feared dead after boat sinks off Libya Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 7:05 AM ET
    Members of a brigade headed by field commander Salah Bogheib and loyal to Khalifa Haftar -a retired general and former chief of staff for Moamer Kadhafi- hold up their guns as they fight alongside Libyan army troops against Islamist gunmen in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

    As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, officials said on Sunday.

  • LONDON, April 18- British opposition leader Ed Miliband said on Saturday that he would set up a new government unit to prosecute employers who exploit migrant workers if his Labour Party wins power in the national election on May 7. More than 600,000 people migrated to Britain in the 12 months to September, up from over half a million the year before, while average...

  • US needs to catch up to digital Europe: Chambers Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 9:20 AM ET

    Europe could outpace the United States in the digital revolution, Cisco Systems chief John Chambers tells CNBC.

  • Marco Rubio kicks off presidential bid in Miami Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 6:28 PM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio.

    Sen. Marco Rubio announced his presidential bid to the public on Monday from Miami, marking the third official Republican campaign.