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February 2, 2017 9:51 AM Mattis criticizes NKorea ahead of talks with Japan, SKorea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In his first public remarks abroad as U.S. defense secretary, Jim Mattis on Thursday criticized North Korea for provocative acts and said he would consult with South Korean and Japanese officials about whether the current strategy for getting the North to curtail or eliminate its nuclear and missile programs is adequate. Mattis 6

February 2, 2017 9:32 AM Twitter diplomacy: Trump trades words with friends and foes on social media

Australia joined an exclusive club on Thursday, getting a first-hand view of the new mode of international diplomacy that occurs when the US president is displeased. As embarrassing details of Malcolm Turnbull's first phone call with Donald Trump are revealed, the refugee agreement the President blasted as "the worst deal ever" hangs in the balance 17

February 1, 2017 8:08 PM Apple Attracts New iPhone Fans as Existing Owners Await Upgrade

Apple Inc. attracted a swathe of new iPhone customers over the holiday period, auguring well for a more significant upgrade to its flagship product this year -- and the services revenue that these devices are increasingly generating. The shares climbed to the highest price in more than 17 months. Existing iPhone users upgraded to the latest iPhone 7 models 22

February 1, 2017 12:43 PM Apple’s earnings beat sparks flurry of price-target hikes — $135, $140, do I hear $150?

Chinese numbers seen as encouraging; outlook perhaps not so disappointing after all Apple Inc. posted better-than-expected quarterly results late Tuesday, and Wall Street analysts are cheering by raising their price targets for the tech giant’s stock, as well as reiterating their buy ratings. But a fair number of analysts are sounding bullish on Apple 19

February 1, 2017 11:28 AM Apple posts record iPhone sales, 'great progress' in enterprise

CEO Tim Cook reveals a solid quarter for Apple and makes the case for iPhones and iPads in enterprise Apple posted record sales for the iPhone and made "great progress" into enterprise, CEO Tim Cook said following the release of the company's quarterly results. Apple posted quarterly revenue of $78.4 billion and profit of just under $18 billion, thanks 18

February 1, 2017 10:05 AM Deadline Day: Premier League spends £215m, but makes profit

A lacklustre January window ends with deals involving Odion Ighalo, Manolo Gabbiadini, Marc Wilson and Robbie Brady So how was it for you? Did the earth move or was Deadline Day just one big anti-climax? One or two people may have found excitement at the sight of Odion Ighalo leaving Watford for China in a £20m deal, and Napoli's Manolo Gabbiadini joining 15

February 1, 2017 10:01 AM Apple reports fourth straight fall in quarterly revenue in its greater China market

Apple has posted its fourth consecutive quarterly revenue decline at its greater China business, as sales were challenged by the strong US dollar and stiff competition in the smartphone market. The world’s most-valuable technology company announced a 12 per cent decrease in combined revenue from the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan in the quarter ended 14

February 1, 2017 4:15 AM Apple defies Wall Street with strong revival in iPhone sales

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc reclaimed the throne as the world's top smartphone seller for the first time in five years on Tuesday, beating out rival Samsung in units shipped for the holiday quarter and boosting revenues with a strong showing for its new, top-of-the-line iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone sales numbers, and a profit of almost $18 billion 27

February 1, 2017 12:18 AM Chelsea enquiries into Celtic's Moussa Dembele just 'speculation'

Antonio Conte says reports claiming that Chelsea had made a deadline-day bid for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele were no more than "speculation" and insists he is satisfied with his squad despite a lack of January signings. Numerous reports in England suggested that the Blues had enquired about the availability of Dembele -- who has scored 20 goals in 38 appearances 21

January 31, 2017 4:42 PM Pakistan Detains Alleged Architect of Mumbai Attack to Protests From His Supporters

Pakistani supporters of Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed staged small protests on Tuesday and condemned the United States, after police detained the accused architect of an attack on the Indian city of Mumbai that killed 166 people in 2008. Saeed, pointed to by critics as evidence of Pakistan's reluctance to crack down hard enough on militants, was held late on Monday 21