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China's central bank to focus on deposit rate reform, ease grip on yuan

A man walks past the headquarters of the PBOC in BeijingChina's central bank will focus on liberalizing bank deposit rates over the next two years, while loosening its grip on the yuan currency to give greater influence to market forces, a vice governor of the People's Bank of China said on Saturday. "Our priority this year and next year is pushing forward reform of bank deposit rates," Yi Gang told an economic forum in Beijing. The central bank will relax control of interest

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Bryan Cranston: 'Terrifying' face helps me portray LBJ

Bryan Cranston on his terrifying faceKatie Couric interviews Bryan Cranston about LBJ.

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Canadian charged in webcam attack found guilty

TORONTO (AP) — A man accused of attacking a Chinese student in her Toronto apartment as her ex-boyfriend watched via webcam from China was convicted of first-degree murder Monday after jurors deliberated for four hours.... Read more...

Turkey: Twitter allows 'character assassination '

Turkey: Twitter allows 'character assassination 'ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's government on Saturday accused Twitter of allowing "systematic character assassinations" a day after social media users easily evaded a government attempt to block access to the network.

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Ukraine needs energy supplies from the EU: PM

Ukraine will need energy from the European Union to protect it from repercussions of its standoff with Russia, on which it depends for over half its oil and gas supplies, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Saturday. Yatseniuk's comments came a day after he signed a landmark association agreement with the EU, committing Ukraine to closer... Read more...

Aretha Franklin celebrates birthday with Denzel

Aretha Franklin celebrates birthday with DenzelNEW YORK (AP) — The fellas love Aretha Franklin: Denzel Washington helped the Queen of Soul celebrate her 72nd birthday in style, and Andre 3000 and Babyface are working on new music for the icon.

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