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Facebook denies sidelining research on site's 'divisiveness'

May 28, 2020 - 11:03 AM

Facebook defends itself against a report that says the company sidelined research that showed that its algorithms, if left unchecked, would feed users more and more divisive content to gain user attention

FACEBOOK. In this photo illustration a Facebook App logo is displayed on a smartphone on March 25, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

4 acquitted in Daniel Pearl murder rearrested pending appeal

Apr 04, 2020 - 3:56 PM

Pearl was the South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal when he was abducted in Karachi in January 2002 while researching a story about Islamist militants

Khawja Naveed (R), defence lawyer of Omar Sheikh, who was convicted to death sentence over the killing of US journalist Daniel Pearl, speaks to media representatives after a court verdict in Karachi on April 2, 2020. A Pakistani court on April 2 overturned the death sentence for British-born militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who had been convicted over the 2002 killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl. Asif HASSAN / AFP

Taiwan says U.S. media expelled from China are welcome

Mar 28, 2020 - 6:32 PM

'I'd like to welcome you to be stationed in Taiwan – a country that is a beacon of freedom and democracy,' Taipei's foreign minister tells journalists expelled from China

EXPELLED. In this file photo New York Times Beijing bureau chief Steven Lee Myers (center) speaks with other journalists after the daily Foreign Ministry briefing in Beijing on March 18, 2020. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

China threatens retaliation over U.S. 'bullying' of state media

Mar 03, 2020 - 7:06 PM

Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said China 'strongly opposes and condemns' the US decision to require Beijing's state-run media to cut the number of Chinese nationals employed in the US

EXPELLED. In this file photo taken on February 23, 2020 Wall Street Journal reporters Josh Chin (right) and Philip Wen walk through Beijing Capital Airport before their departure. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Expelled Wall Street Journal reporters leave China after headline row

Feb 24, 2020 - 10:00 PM

China says the opinion piece – headlined 'China is the Real Sick Man of Asia' – is 'racially discriminatory,' and as the newspaper won't apologize, the 3 China-based reporters have their press cards revoked

EXPELLED. Wall Street Journal reporters Josh Chin (R) and Philip Wen walk through Beijing Capital Airport before their departure on February 24, 2020. Photo by  Greg Baker/AFP

U.S. intel indicates Saudi Arabia oil attacks staged from Iran – report

Sep 17, 2019 - 9:27 PM

'But Saudi officials said the US didn't provide enough to conclude that the attack was launched from Iran, indicating the US information wasn't definitive,' the Wall Street Journal reports

SAUDI OIL ATTACKS. This satellite overview handout image obtained September 16, 2019 courtesy of Planet Labs Inc. shows damage to oil/gas infrastructure from weekend drone attacks at Abqaig on September 14 2019 in Saudi Arabia. AFP PHOTO / Planet Labs Inc. / HO

China expels WSJ reporter who wrote about Xi's cousin

Aug 30, 2019 - 8:15 PM

China's foreign ministry says it 'strongly opposed some foreign reporters' malicious smears and attacks on China, and these kinds of journalists are not welcome'

XI JINPING. This file photo shows Chinese president Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony for Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 3, 2019. File photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

New York Times, Wall Street Journal win Pulitzers for Trump probes

Apr 16, 2019 - 10:29 AM

The Pulitzer Prize is given to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal for their separate investigations regarding Donald Trump and his family

U.S. officials consider lifting China tariffs – report

Jan 18, 2019 - 8:59 AM

American and Chinese trade officials have until March 1 to resolve their trade war, to prevent a sharp increase in punitive US duties on $200 billion in Chinese goods

Pinterest planning 2019 stock market debut – report

Dec 20, 2018 - 2:55 PM

It boasts more than 250 million monthly active users, with most of those 'pinners' outside the United States

PINTEREST. Screen shot from YouTube video.

Uber filed paperwork for IPO, says report

Dec 08, 2018 - 2:28 PM

The move, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes a day after Lyft launched the process to take the company public with a stock offering

UBER. This file photo taken on March 10, 2017 shows Uber signage outside the entrance of the ride-hailing giant's office in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Supreme Court nominee in unusual plea as U.S. Senate nears vote

Oct 05, 2018 - 9:44 AM

Furor over Kavanaugh's nomination has overshadowed next month's midterm elections in which control of Congress by Donald Trump's Republican Party could be at stake

VOTE. US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before testifying at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2018. File photo by Tom Williams/AFP

Facebook asks big banks to share customer details

Aug 07, 2018 - 11:54 AM

The company asked US banks to share information about customers such as account balances and where purchases were made in order to develop new features on Messenger, the Wall Street Journal reports

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on March 22, 2018 a woman poses in front of a computer displaying the Facebook logo in Mill Valley, California on March 21, 2018.  File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Apple Music growing faster in U.S. vs. Spotify – report

Feb 05, 2018 - 9:59 AM

The rate of growth for Apple Music in the US compared to Spotify may be somewhat obscured, depending on whether or not you factor in trial accounts

AFP on Martial Law extension, Duque on Dengvaxia, Salvator Mundi buyer | Evening wRap

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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WSJ says Turkey reporter convicted of 'terror propaganda'

Oct 11, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Journalist Ayla Albayrak, who is currently in New York, is sentenced in Turkey to two years and one month in prison, the Journal said on Tuesday, October 10

U.S. planning more regular South China Sea patrols – report

Sep 02, 2017 - 3:03 PM

The Wall Street Journal says the aim is to create a more consistent posture to counter China s maritime claims

DESTROYER. The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) on June 26, 2017. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released

2017 Pulitzer Prizes awarded for work on U.S. election, PH war on drugs

Apr 11, 2017 - 7:23 AM

The 101th edition of the awards comes with the US news media under assault from the White House

HIGHEST HONOR. The Pulitzer Prize medal. Image courtesy Pulitzer Prize

Duterte, London attack, Bangladesh Bank heist | Midday wRap

Mar 23, 2017 - 1:20 PM

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Malaysia's 1MDB financed 'Wolf of Wall Street' – report

Apr 02, 2016 - 7:58 PM

The Wall Street Journal reports that Red Granite Pictures came up with the money needed to turn the film into reality The small production company s co chairman is identified as Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak s stepson

EMBATTLED. The 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) logo is seen on a billboard at the funds flagship Tun Razak Exchange under-development site in Kuala Lumpur on July 8, 2015. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Trump backtracks on torture, targeted killings

Mar 05, 2016 - 8:07 AM

Donald Trump s new position stands in contrast to remarks he made at a Republican debate less than 24 hours earlier

TOUGH TALK. Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrive to speak at a campaign event at The Wexford Center in Cadillac, Michigan, USA, March 4, 2016. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

US secretly agreed to North Korea talks before nuke test – report

Feb 22, 2016 - 6:27 PM

It was the North Koreans who proposed discussing a peace treaty says a US State Department spokesman

epa05147257 (FILE) A file picture dated 12 January 2016 and released by North Korea's state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaking during a ceremony at the meeting hall of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea launched a long-range rocket on 07 February 2016, just hours after South Korea's Defense Ministry said the reclusive country moved forward its time frame for the launch. The rocket was launched from a facility in north-western North Korea, South Korean media reported citing the South Korean military. North Korea has said the launch would send a satellite into orbit. South Korea and the United States believe that is a cover for a test of a ballistic missile, which is banned by multiple UN Security Council resolutions. EPA/RODONG SINMUN SOUTH KOREA OUT

Malaysia graft agency says PM's funds not linked to scandal

Aug 04, 2015 - 9:47 AM

The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission acknowledges the funds were transferred to Najib s accounts but says they are not linked to the company 1Malaysia Development Berhad

In this file photo, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks to members of the media during a news conference at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 11, 2015. Fazry Ismail/EPA

Malaysia PM replaces deputy, sacks attorney general amid scandal

Jul 28, 2015 - 2:20 PM

UPDATED Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin who has been critical of Najib s handling of the scandal involving state owned development company 1Malaysia Development Berhad 1MDB is replaced

IN HAPPIER TIMES. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (R), with his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin, announces his new cabinet line-up at the Prime Minister's Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia, May 15, 2013. Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Najib will weather scandal, but it’s not good for Malaysia or PH

Jul 17, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Even if Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak remains in office he is politically weakened preoccupied and ruling with considerably less legitimacy This bodes ill for the Philippines

Najib appears out but what about UMNO?

Jul 08, 2015 - 3:37 PM

Possible realignment but successors will inherit a broken party source says

In this file photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during a 2015 Budget review in Putrajaya, Malaysia, 20 January 2015. Photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA

Malaysia’s PM Najib hangs on

Jul 08, 2015 - 11:11 AM

But it’s unsure for how long as intraparty forces coalesce against him

UNDER FIRE. In this file photo, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks to members of the media during a news conference at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 11, 2015. Fazry Ismail/EPA

Malaysian ringgit hits 16-year low over scandal

Jul 06, 2015 - 10:29 PM

Analysts say investors confidence has been shattered and unless the political issue involving Prime Minister Najib Razak and 1MDB is settled the ringgit could slide lower

Task force to probe alleged Malaysia PM money trail

Jul 05, 2015 - 2:53 PM

A task force is investigating allegations that a probe into a Malaysian state controlled investment fund found hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred to the prime minister s personal bank accounts

In this file photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during a 2015 Budget review in Putrajaya, Malaysia, 20 January 2015. Photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA

Space cargo crash, non-singles on Tinder, #MayPac in social media | SciTech4u

May 11, 2015 - 2:12 PM

Trying to find the love of your life on Tinder? Think again That and more in this week s episode of SciTech4u

Mayweather set for richest sports year ever – Forbes

Apr 03, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Mayweather will likely earn at least 150 million and Pacquiao more than 100 million from the May 2 megafight in Las Vegas says Forbes

MEGA FIGHT PRESSER. The much-anticipated Pacquiao vs Mayweather mega fight press conference is scheduled on May 11. File photos by Kevork Djansezian & Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Apple plans to develop electric car

Feb 15, 2015 - 12:17 AM

If the vehicle moves forward it would put Apple in competition with other electric car makers including Tesla and General Motors

APPLE. The company's logo at an Apple Store in Washington, DC, USA, 27 January 2015. Photo by EPA/Shawn Thew

Google made failed bid for Spotify – report

Jul 23, 2014 - 8:08 AM

The Wall Street Journal cites an unnamed source as saying that Sweden based Spotify was asking for more than 10 billion despite being valued about 4 billion in its latest round of equity funding

Screengrab from Spotify

Murdoch's 21st Century Fox made Time Warner bid

Jul 16, 2014 - 10:20 PM

The bid which would have combined two of the world s biggest media entertainment empires if allowed to proceed is for 80 billion

REJECTED. Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox on July 16, 2014 confirms a bid to Time Warner to combine the companies, but says the proposal was rejected and the two sides are not in talks. File photo by AFP/Justin Tallis

China seeks int'l sympathy over South China Sea

Jun 11, 2014 - 9:48 AM

It s a sign that criticism over South China Sea disputes involving both the Philippines and Vietnam is starting to hurt China

Abad asked about pork scam at WEF session

May 22, 2014 - 2:05 PM

How can you say the Philippines has made progress on corruption amid the revelation of the pork barrel scam?

NOT TRUE. Budget Secretary Florencio Abad says his inclusion in the so-called Napoles list may have been politically-motivated. Rappler file photo

Malaysia warns of 'huge' cost in MH370 search

Apr 17, 2014 - 7:09 PM

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says if nothing is found authorities would reassess how next to proceed in the unprecedented mission to find the plane

Bridgegate back to haunt White House hopeful Christie

Feb 01, 2014 - 8:07 AM

The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal report that a former local official claimed that the order to close access lanes to the bridge came from the Christie admin

SAYING SORRY. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shakes hands with residents after leaving the Borough Hall in Fort Lee on Jan 9, 2014. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

US to fine Indian outsourcing firm Infosys: report

Oct 29, 2013 - 1:50 PM

The US government plans to punish Indian giant Infosys with the largest immigration fine ever for seeking visas fraudulently the Wall Street Journal reports

FINED? Indian outsourcing giant Infosys may be punished over immigration issues. File photo by AFP shows company officials in 2011

JPMorgan to pay record $13B to settle US probes – WSJ

Oct 20, 2013 - 9:14 AM

The still tentative deal wouldn t resolve a criminal investigation into the bank s activities being conducted by a court in California

RECORD FINE. A file photo dated 11 May 2012 showing a sign at a JPMorgan Chase building in New York, New York, USA. EPA/Justin Lane

Chinese Lenovo mulls buying Blackberry: report

Oct 18, 2013 - 7:09 PM

Chinese computer and phone maker Lenovo is considering a counter bid to buy all of Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry

SUITOR? Chinese firm Lenovo is eyeing beleaguered smartphone maker BlackBerry? Phone images from http://ph.blackberry.com/

Wall Street Journal's Chinese version blocked in China

Aug 04, 2013 - 7:44 PM

Access to the Wall Street Journal s Chinese language edition has been cut off in China where official censors routinely delete online content deemed sensitive but less often block entire websites

Photo from AFP

Media magnate Murdoch divorces 3rd wife

Jun 14, 2013 - 8:17 AM

A source close to News Corp said the couple had a pre nuptial agreement but did not elaborate

'BROKEN DOWN IRRETRIEVABLY.' Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng at the 85th Academy Awards last February 24

Data requests sent to Google visualized

Jun 13, 2013 - 2:10 PM

The Wall Street Journal s visualization of data requests made to Google underscores the increase in surveillance in countries

VISUALIZATION. The Wall Street Journal represents countries' data requests to Google with circles. Larger circles indicate more requests. Screen shot from The Wall Street Journal

US gov't investigates Wall Street Journal

Mar 18, 2013 - 12:42 PM

The US Justice Department conducted the probe last year to look in claims that newspaper employees bribed Chinese officials for information

Support service for Twitter, Tumblr hacked

Feb 22, 2013 - 1:34 PM

Hackers breached the security on ZenDesk s support system prompting Pinterest Tumblr and Twitter to warn its users

ZENDESK HACK. Pinterest, Tumblr, and Twitter on alert after ZenDesk breach.

American, US Airways near mega-merger

Feb 12, 2013 - 11:54 AM

Officials from the two companies declined to comment but The Wall Street Journal reported that their boards are scheduled to meet separately on Wednesday and a deal could be disclosed by Thursday

Image courtesy of American Airlines.

Washington Post joins list of hacked US media

Feb 02, 2013 - 11:58 PM

The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal were also hacked

VIDEO: Pixar's 'The Blue Umbrella'

Jan 08, 2013 - 1:44 PM

Pixar shorts fans will enjoy this sweet clip

LOVE IN THE RAIN. 'The Blue Umbrella' is directed by Saschka Unseld with original score by Jon Brion. Screen grab from YouTube (WSJDigitalNetwork)

Finally! Hong Kong Disneyland turns profitable

Nov 30, 2012 - 1:36 PM

Hong Kong s struggling Disneyland has posted its first profit since opening 7 years ago thanks to an increase in mainland Chinese visitors