- Farmers' market fire in China's Shenzhen kills 16 Updated: Dec-11-13 4:34 am
- China residents drink pesticide in Beijing protest Updated: Dec-11-13 4:08 am
- SKorea seeks to shakeup bloated state companies Updated: Dec-11-13 3:52 am
- Delay in Pacific trade pact hurts US shift to Asia Updated: Dec-11-13 3:32 am
- Bill on online game addiction divides SKorea Updated: Dec-11-13 3:13 am
- Japan panel urges strong military amid China rise Updated: Dec-11-13 1:23 am
- Asia stocks down on prospect of Fed stimulus cut Updated: Dec-10-13 11:40 pm
- No decision on posting for Japanese ace Tanaka Updated: Dec-10-13 8:42 pm
- Kerry, Congress spar over Iran nuclear deal Updated: Dec-10-13 4:55 pm
- Bach: Russia to set up protest zones in Sochi Updated: Dec-10-13 2:17 pm
- US-led Pacific trade zone talks end without deal Updated: Dec-10-13 10:43 am
- China November auto sales up 16 percent Updated: Dec-10-13 6:20 am
- Chinese law professor expelled over article Updated: Dec-10-13 5:42 am
- Economic experiment shows limits of NKorean change Updated: Dec-10-13 5:34 am
- China says it hopes for stability in North Korea Updated: Dec-10-13 4:50 am
- US calls for release of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo Updated: Dec-10-13 4:46 am
- BMW on course for full-year sales record Updated: Dec-10-13 4:41 am
- US skeptical NKorea moves will ease nuke tensions Updated: Dec-10-13 3:19 am
- Purge sends chilling message to NKorea's elite Updated: Dec-09-13 11:41 pm
- US envoy Caroline Kennedy visits Nagasaki Updated: Dec-09-13 10:16 pm
- Guam: Russian tourists spend more, stay longer Updated: Dec-09-13 5:32 pm
- US among qualifiers for skating's 1st team event Updated: Dec-09-13 12:48 pm
- Chinese-Brazilian satellite fails to enter orbit Updated: Dec-09-13 8:37 am
- China says SKorea's expanded air zone regrettable Updated: Dec-09-13 7:28 am
- Dalai Lama to miss Mandela memorial in SAfrica Updated: Dec-09-13 6:02 am
BEIJING - An overnight fire at a farmers' market in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen killed at least 16 people and injured five others, local authorities said Wednesday.
BEIJING - A dozen central Chinese city residents protesting the demolition of their homes have drunk pesticide in Beijing in a desperate bid for attention that underscores the failures of a decades-old petitioning system.
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's government says it will tackle massive debts at inefficient state-owned companies by ending lax management and cutting excessive benefits for workers.
WASHINGTON - The failure to finalize a landmark trans-Pacific trade pact this year as planned has dealt a blow to President Barack Obama's policy shift to Asia.
SEOUL, South Korea - A law under consideration in South Korea's parliament has sparked vociferous debate by grouping popular online games such as "StarCraft" with gambling, drugs and alcohol as an anti-social addiction the government should do more to stamp out.
TOKYO - Japan on Wednesday released a near-final draft of its first national security strategy that calls for a stronger military amid the rise of China.
MANILA, Philippines - Asian stocks were mostly down Wednesday as investors factored in the prospect of the Federal Reserve reducing its lavish monetary stimulus this month.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Rakuten Eagles President Yozo Tachibana says no decision has been made on whether star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be made available to Major League Baseball teams.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration and Congress clashed Tuesday over the historic nuclear deal with Iran, exposing deep rifts over a U.S. pledge to refrain from any new sanctions over the next six months in exchange for concessions on enriching uranium. The disagreement could have broad consequences for the U.S. diplomatic effort to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - IOC President Thomas Bach said Russia will set up public protest zones in Sochi during the Winter Olympics, a move unlikely to defuse criticism of the country's human rights record and a recent law banning gay "propaganda."
SINGAPORE - The United States and 11 other nations negotiating a free trade zone stretching from Chile to Japan failed to reach a final agreement at talks in Singapore, but indicated they were closing in on a landmark deal.
BEIJING - China's auto sales rose 16 percent in November as Japanese automakers extended a rebound in the world's biggest vehicle market, an industry group reported Tuesday.
BEIJING - A Chinese law professor said Tuesday that he has been expelled from his college after he refused to recant an article he wrote calling for constitutional rule in China.
RAJIN, North Korea - Many of the ways in which this dusty, windswept area differs from most of North Korea are easiest to see at night.
BEIJING - China, North Korea's most important ally, said Tuesday it wants friendly relations and hopes for stability in its neighbor following the purging of a top official considered close to Beijing.
BEIJING - Five years after his detention, the United States is calling for the release of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and an end to his wife's undeclared house arrest.
BERLIN - Car maker BMW AG says its sales were up 2.7 percent in November compared with a year earlier, putting the company on course for a record year thanks to strong demand in China and the U.S.
WASHINGTON - The dramatic ouster of the uncle of North Korea's young ruler has sidelined the man reputed to be the second most powerful official in the secretive hierarchy. But Washington is not banking on a radical shift in Pyongyang's nuclear policy.
SEOUL, South Korea - While the rest of North Korea's top brass leaped to their feet before Kim Jong Un, clapping wildly in a requisite show of respect at high-level meetings, his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, often seemed nonchalant, at times even bored. Once considered the force behind the young leader, he displayed a bold insouciance that seemed calculated to show he was beyond reach.
TOKYO - U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has visited the Japanese city of Nagasaki, site of the Aug. 9, 1945, American atomic bomb attack that killed 70,000 people and helped prompt Japan's surrender in World War II.
HAGATNA, Guam - Guam tourism officials say Russian tourists spend more and stay longer than visitors from elsewhere when traveling to the unincorporated U.S. territory.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Host Russia, the United States, Canada and Japan have qualified for the team figure skating event, which is making its Olympic debut in Sochi.
BEIJING - A satellite jointly developed by China and Brazil failed to enter orbit after the rocket carrying it malfunctioned after launch on Monday, state media reported.
BEIJING - China expressed regret on Monday over South Korea's expansion of its air defense zone, which partially overlaps a similar zone declared by Beijing.
NEW DELHI - The Dalai Lama will not attend memorial services for fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela in South Africa, where the Buddhist spiritual leader has twice been unable to obtain a visa, a spokesman said Monday.