• Robot museum guides appear human in Japan

    By YURI KAGEYAMA, Associated Press | Published: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Japanese robotics expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, an Osaka University professor, says life-size androids will be useful for research on how people interact with robots and on what differentiates the person from the machine.

  • Chinese sign 30-year deal for Russian natural gas

    By LOUISE WATT and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press | Published: Wed, May 21, 2014

    China signed a landmark $400 billion deal Wednesday to buy natural gas from Russia, binding Moscow more closely to Beijing at a time when President Vladimir Putin’s relations with the West have deteriorated.