HONG KONG (AP) — Thailand's exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra won't know until Sunday whether people in his homeland are still fans of his politics, but he was happy as he hosted a...
Asian stocks stumble on doubts over US-China trade deal
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Friday as caution set in ahead of U.S.-China trade talks in Beijing next week.
The Shanghai Composite index gave up 0.8 percent to...
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Asia were mostly higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year.
World markets mostly lower as investors await Fed report
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly falling in Europe after a lackluster day of trading in Asia and U.S. markets appeared set for a slightly higher open ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy...
Asian markets trend lower, tracking Wall St losses
BANGKOK (AP) — Markets in Asia are mostly lower after a lackluster day of trading on Wall Street.
Mixed signals on the progress of China-U.S. trade talks also revived caution in Chinese...
Swimmer Kenneth To dies at 26 while training in Florida
HONG KONG (AP) — Kenneth To, a swimmer who won a silver medal for Australia at the 2013 world championships, has died after becoming ill while training in Florida. He was 26.
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed in muted trading Tuesday as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.3 percent to...
TOKYO (AP) — Shares rose in Asia on Monday as investors awaited signs the U.S. and China could be making progress in negotiations on resolving the trade war between the two biggest...
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were lower Wednesday amid continuing global uncertainties that weighed on stocks as some traders took profits from a rally earlier in the week.
Hong Kong businessman seeks leniency in US bribery case
NEW YORK (AP) — Defense attorneys urged a U.S. judge Tuesday to grant leniency to a prominent Hong Kong businessman who was found guilty last year of bribing the presidents of two African...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man who was a kingpin in an international scheme to traffic in rare turtles will become the first person to serve prison time in South Carolina for illegal...
At least 12 missing after 2 boat collisions off China
HONG KONG (AP) — At least 12 people were missing after two collisions between ships and fishing boats off the southeast coast of China on Tuesday.
Asian shares mixed as China-US trade talks drag on
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday as investors awaited further developments in trade talks between the U.S. and China.
Major benchmarks were mostly higher, with the Shanghai...
China protests US criticism of policies on religion
HONG KONG (AP) — China has issued a protest over remarks the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom made criticizing Beijing's polices toward Muslim and Tibetan Buddhist...
Asian shares fall on doubts over US-China trade deal
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets tumbled Friday on fears that the U.S. and China may not be as close to a trade deal as President Donald Trump had suggested. Selling was also fueled by worries about...
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday as optimism about progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China started wearing off.
Asian shares mostly higher, led by Chinese markets
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Wednesday after a listless day of modest losses on Wall Street.
Chinese benchmarks led the advance, lifted by promises the legislature will...
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said Monday that they found more than 1,500 live exotic turtles stuffed inside luggage at Manila's airport.
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Asian shares lower as tariffs delay rally fades
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday, backtracking from Monday's rally spurred by news that President Donald Trump had pushed back a deadline for raising tariffs on imports...
Kim, Trump impersonators draw ire of Vietnam’s authorities
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese authorities are not amused by the antics of two impersonators of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.
Asian shares waver as China, US begin trade negotiations
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed in narrow trading on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing. Regional indexes have advanced for three straight days on hopes that both sides will make headway on big issues like Beijing's technology policy.
Asian shares retreat as China, US begin trade negotiations
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing. Regional indexes have advanced for three straight days on hopes that both sides will make headway on big issues like Beijing's technology policy.
Asian shares mostly higher on US-China trade deal optimism
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by prospects for a resolution to the costly trade dispute between the U.S. and China, which had also sent Wall Street indexes higher.
Asian stocks rise after listless Wall Street day
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Tuesday following a listless day on Wall Street as investors looked ahead to U.S.-Chinese trade talks.
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Asian stocks mixed ahead of next round of US-China talks
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Monday as traders watched for developments on a fresh round of trade talks with the United States this week in Beijing. Markets in China and Taiwan, reopening after a weeklong Lunar New Year break, edged higher on hopes that American and Chinese officials will make progress on a wide-ranging dispute that has weighed on the global economy.
Romanians, Nigerians arrested in Cambodian drug bust
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian police said Thursday they have arrested two Romanians and three Nigerians after seizing nearly 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of methamphetamine from one of them as he prepared to board a flight to Hong Kong.
Asian markets rise on hopes for interest rate cuts
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday on news that the Reserve Bank of Australia may cut interest rates, driving hopes that other central banks could come to the same conclusion. Markets in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan were closed for Lunar New Year.
Asian shares higher following strong gains on Wall Street
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares have advanced in Asia following a rally on Wall Street led by technology companies. There was little if any immediate reaction to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address.
Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4 percent to 20,921.05 early Wednesday. Australia's S&P ASX 200 also climbed 0.4 percent, helped by buying of banks' shares, to 6,030.90. Markets in Hong Kong, mainland China and most of Southeast Asia were closed for lunar new year holidays.
Asia welcomes Year of the Pig with banquets, temple visits
BEIJING (AP) — Asia welcomed the lunar Year of the Pig on Tuesday with visits to temples, family banquets and the world's biggest travel spree.
Celebrations took place throughout the region, from Beijing and Seoul to Hanoi and Singapore.
The streets of Beijing and other major Chinese cities were quiet and empty after millions of people left to visit relatives or travel abroad during the year's biggest family holiday.
In year of the pig, Hong Kong has had enough of wild ones
HONG KONG (AP) — It may be the year of the pig, but Hong Kong has had enough of the wild ones.
Authorities in the densely populated financial center are looking for ways to cut down on potentially dangerous encounters between humans and wild boars that have increased as the city's ballooning population expands into former wilderness.
Yastremska beats Tomljanovic to win Thailand Open
HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — Gutsy teenager Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine fought back from 2-5 down in the final set to beat sixth-seeded Alja Tomljanovic of Australia 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (3) for her second title at the Thailand Open on Sunday.
The No. 47-ranked Yastremska was just two points from defeat at deuce in the final set but fought to turn things around and won the match in two hours and 22 minutes. It was her second career title after she won in Hong Kong last year.
Hong Kong police destroy WWI grenade found in potatoes
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong police bomb squad on Saturday destroyed a World War I-era hand grenade found at a food-processing facility in a shipment of potatoes from France, news reports said.
Employees reported a suspicious object encased in mud at the facility in Tseung Kwan O district in the New Territories, according to the Sing Tao Daily newspaper and other outlets.
A bomb squad concluded the 1-kilogram (2.2-pound) object was a hand grenade, possibly made in Germany.
Hong Kong court denies male status to 3 transgender men
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's High Court refused to allow three transgender men to be recognized as males on their official identity cards because they have not undergone full sex-change operations.
The ruling Friday was seen as a blow to the fledgling LGBT movement in the semiautonomous Chinese city of 7.4 million people, which is preparing to host the 2022 Gay Games.
Hong Kong makes record seizure of pangolin scales, ivory
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong customs officers have intercepted a record 8.3 tons of pangolin scales and hundreds of elephant tusks worth more than $8 million combined, underscoring the threat to endangered species from demand in Asia.
Acting on a tip from mainland Chinese authorities, local officials found the haul in mid-January in a refrigerated container labeled as frozen meat from Nigeria, officials said Friday.
Asian stocks mixed as China-US talks end with no deal
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Friday as trade talks ended in Washington with no deal but the promise of a second meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Gains were limited by a private survey showing that Chinese manufacturing slowed to the lowest level in almost three years.
Asia shares gain on uptick in China factory survey, Fed talk
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after a survey of Chinese manufacturers showed factory activity improved slightly in December.
Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies
HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.
If true, it would be a profound leap of science and ethics.
Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after plowing into China
HONG KONG (AP) — Mangkhut weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm as it moved deeper into southern China on Monday, leaving death and destruction from Hong Kong to the Philippines.
The storm was still affecting southern China's coast and the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan and rain and strong winds were expected to continue through Tuesday.
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MIAMI (AP) — A heavy-duty response already is slogging through heavy rains and floodwaters to help people trapped or displaced by Florence's watery onslaught. Storm winds might be dropping, but rivers are rising and the next few days could bring the most destructive round of flooding in North Carolina history. Meanwhile, half a world away, Hong Kong was braced for the strongest typhoon to hit in nearly two decades.
HONG KONG (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut wreaked havoc on the northern Philippines and southern China, leaving dozens of people dead and forcing millions to evacuate.
Typhoon aims at south China after killing 28 in Philippines
TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain that left at least 28 dead in landslides and collapsed houses.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the trade dispute between the United States and China as they impose new tariffs.
9:45 a.m. (8:45 p.m. Beijing time)
China says it has filed a second complaint to the World Trade Organization over the United States' move to impose tariffs on Chinese goods.
The Commerce Ministry said in a brief statement on its website that Beijing submitted the WTO complaint Friday against measures taken by the U.S.
Hopes and fears in Hong Kong, Taiwan amid China’s congress
HONG KONG (AP) — It wasn't just the dark-suited delegates in Beijing who were listening intently last week as Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined his grand ambitions to launch a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress.
On China's peripheries there was apprehension and optimism as Xi, China's strongest leader in decades, reasserted his authority over semiautonomous Hong Kong and self-governing Taiwan.
The Latest: Shooter’s partner in Philippines during attack
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local):
An official in the Philippines says the Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend was in that country at the time of the attack.
Marilou Danley arrived in Los Angeles on a flight from Manila Tuesday night and was met by FBI agents.
Terror risks make tight security routine for world’s hotels
In many parts of the world, the constant fear of extremist attacks has led to tighter security measures at hotels and resorts, but that is less so in the United States, where hotels are reluctant to intrude on the privacy of guests.
Security experts say the shooting attack that left at least 59 people dead in Las Vegas could lead to more cameras and more training for hotel staff.