- US: China rejects Hong Kong port call by US aircraft carrier Updated: Apr-29-16 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON - The State Department says China has recently denied a request from a U.S. aircraft carrier for a port visit in Hong Kong.
- US stocks fall as tech and health care are routed Updated: Apr-29-16 12:17 pm
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are skidding Friday while markets in Europe and Asia take hefty losses. Technology companies continued to tumble after a late plunge a day earlier. Health care companies are falling after some weak first-quarter reports.
- North Korea sends another US citizen to prison Updated: Apr-29-16 12:01 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison with hard labor after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.
- Aguilar leads China Open 2nd round when play suspended Updated: Apr-29-16 7:45 am
BEIJING - Felipe Aguilar of Chile shot a 7-under 65 in the second round of the China Open to take a one-stroke lead before play was suspended because of a thunderstorm on Friday.
- China charges brokers, fund manager with insider trading Updated: Apr-29-16 6:15 am
BEIJING - A prominent investor and the general manager of China's biggest stock brokerage have been arrested on insider trading charges, the government announced Friday, in the latest aftershock from a plunge in stock prices last year.
- Yearning for North Korea - the nation they fled Updated: Apr-29-16 5:21 am
INCHEON, South Korea - For much of the world, North Korea is a Stalinist nightmare, an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger.
- Urawa maintain lead in J-League with 4-1 win over Nagoya Updated: Apr-29-16 4:32 am
SAITAMA, Japan - Urawa Reds held on to first place in the J-League by thrashing Nagoya Grampus 4-1 on Friday.
- North Korea accuses US soldiers of provoking border troops Updated: Apr-29-16 4:13 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North.
- Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea Updated: Apr-29-16 3:21 am
BEIJING - Denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies, particularly in Asia.
- Australia blocks farm sale to Chinese over national interest Updated: Apr-29-16 3:01 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Citing national interest, the Australian government on Friday blocked a Chinese-led consortium from buying the nation's largest private land holding, a collection of Outback cattle ranches bigger than South Korea.
- Giant Chinese zodiac sculptures are turning heads in Boston Updated: Apr-29-16 1:11 am
BOSTON - A dozen giant bronze animal heads representing the signs of the Chinese zodiac are stopping people in their tracks in downtown Boston and sparking conversations.
- Japan abandons costly X-ray satellite lost in space Updated: Apr-29-16 12:27 am
TOKYO - Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes.
- The Latest: Powder sent to Trump office deemed harmless Updated: Apr-28-16 11:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern):
- Brian Stuard shoots 64 to take Zurich Classic lead Updated: Apr-28-16 8:55 pm
AVONDALE, Louisiana - Brian Stuard shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to top the leaderboard in the suspended first round of the Zurich Classic.
- Mi Jung Hur tops South Korean-dominated leaderboard Updated: Apr-28-16 7:48 pm
IRVING, Texas - Mi Jung Hur topped the South Korean-dominated leaderboard Thursday in the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, opening with a 5-under 66 in breezy conditions.
- China passes law tightening controls on foreign nonprofits Updated: Apr-28-16 7:11 pm
BEIJING - China passed a law Thursday tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision, a move officials say will help the groups but critics charge is the latest attempt by authorities to clamp down on perceived threats to the ruling Communist Party's control.
- Carl Icahn sells Apple stake, citing China worries Updated: Apr-28-16 5:25 pm
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has sold his stake in Apple, citing concerns about the giant tech company's prospects in China.
- South Korea: Suspected midrange North Korean missiles fail Updated: Apr-28-16 3:49 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea attempted unsuccessfully to launch two suspected powerful intermediate-range missiles on Thursday, South Korean defense officials said, bringing the number of apparent failures in recent weeks to three.
- Waltz with Leo, Brad or Beyonce - or their holograms anyway Updated: Apr-28-16 10:06 am
TOKYO - You can waltz with Leo, pirouette to "Swan Lake" or join Beyonce on the disco floor. Well, your holograms can, at Tokyo's Madame Tussauds wax museum.
- Russia launches 1st rocket from new space facility Updated: Apr-28-16 8:52 am
MOSCOW - Russia on Thursday successfully launched the first rocket from its new space facility after a last-minute delay the day before.
- Sony sees less red ink, postpones outlook because of quake Updated: Apr-28-16 6:54 am
TOKYO - Sony Corp. reported an 88.4 billion yen ($818 million) loss in January-March, a smaller flow of red ink than a year earlier, but it postponed Thursday giving its annual outlook until May, citing damage from major earthquakes in southwestern Japan earlier this month.
- China to join exercises with rival South China Sea claimants Updated: Apr-28-16 6:28 am
BEIJING - China said Thursday it will send a warship and special forces for a multinational exercise next month that is also expected to include troops from the Philippines and other rival claimants in the South China Sea.
- LG Electronics' profit jumps on strong appliance sales Updated: Apr-28-16 6:16 am
SEOUL, South Korea - LG Electronics Inc. reported a stunning jump in its first-quarter earnings as its high-end home appliance sales offset a loss for its smartphone business.
- AP Interview: Fukushima plant's new ice wall not watertight Updated: Apr-28-16 6:07 am
TOKYO - Coping with the vast amounts of ground water flowing into the broken Fukushima nuclear plant - which then becomes radiated and seeps back out - has become such a problem that Japan is building a 35 billion yen ($312 million) "ice wall" into the earth around it.
- Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf Updated: Apr-28-16 5:47 am
BEIJING - A revered Buddhist monk in China has been mummified and covered in gold leaf, a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions.