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  • new storyCanada's star striker maintains focus despite attention story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 11:38 am

    Not a lot rattles Christine Sinclair. Not even the eyes of a nation.

  • new storyUS stocks slipping after weak jobs data; oil prices rise story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 11:20 am

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks drifted lower early Wednesday after the release of weak U.S. economic reports. Oil prices rose, helping drillers and other energy companies move higher. Five of the 10 industry sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index were lower, led by telecommunications companies.

  • new storyUchiyama defends WBA super featherweight crown 
    Updated: May-06-15 10:29 am

    TOKYO - Japanese boxer Takashi Uchiyama beat Thai challenger Jomthong Chuwatana on a technical knockout in the second round to defend his WBA super featherweight title on Wednesday.

  • Jeonbuk beats Luneng to advance in Asian Champions League 
    Updated: May-06-15 9:42 am

    JEONJU, South Korea - South Korean club Jeonbuk Motors advanced to the knockout stage of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday with a 4-1 win over Shandong Luneng.

  • Police in China fatally shoot man seeking aid for family 
    Updated: May-06-15 8:38 am

    BEIJING - Police fatally shot a man in northern China who was on his way to Beijing to ask the central government to help house and take care of his children and elderly mother, police and a lawyer said Wednesday.

  • FIFA candidate Van Praag seeks support in South Korea 
    Updated: May-06-15 7:27 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag has visited South Korea's soccer leaders seeking support for his challenge to Sepp Blatter.

  • 2nd Uber office in China under investigation 
    Updated: May-06-15 5:52 am

    BEIJING - Chinese police have visited Uber offices in a second city in a widening investigation into the company's operations in China.

  • For most, N. Korean online shopping not just a click away 
    Updated: May-06-15 4:41 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Online shopping has arrived in North Korea, though it's as isolated from the rest of the world as the country itself, and the vast majority of North Koreans lack the technology to use it.

  • Carnival raises China cruise bet with plan to add 5th ship 
    Updated: May-06-15 3:38 am

    HONG KONG - Carnival Corp., the world's No. 1 cruise company, said Wednesday it's planning to base a fifth passenger liner in Shanghai in 2017, adding to a foothold in China's fast-growing leisure cruise market.

  • US due to stop managing Afghan airspace by end of June 
    Updated: May-06-15 2:34 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The United States is to stop managing Afghan airspace by the end of June after its air-traffic control contract with the government in Kabul expires, a development that could see international airlines forced to cancel flights both into the country and over its territory.

  • Vonn named honorary ambassador for Pyeongchang Olympics story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 12:05 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean Olympic organizers have appointed U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

  • New Las Vegas resort-casino to rise at Stardust site by 2018 
    Updated: May-05-15 9:25 pm

    LAS VEGAS - The developer of a sprawling Chinese-themed resort on the Las Vegas Strip said Tuesday that the long-awaited hotel-casino on the former site of the Stardust Hotel is expected to open by mid-2018.

  • Macau death plot raised during casino mogul testimony story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 8:13 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson found himself answering questions in a Las Vegas courtroom on Tuesday about what he knew about a plot to behead employees in Macau and if Chinese government promises were broken as Las Vegas Sands Corp. developed properties on the lucrative Cotai Strip.

  • Las Vegas to host world table tennis event in 2018 
    Updated: May-05-15 6:15 pm

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - Nevada will host the World Veteran Table Tennis Championship in 2018.

  • US trade deficit jumps to 6-year high of $51.4 billion story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 10:34 am

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit in March swelled to the highest level in more than six years, propelled by a flood of imports that may have sapped the U.S. economy of any growth in the first quarter.

  • Image of Asia: Chanel pays homage in Korean fashion show 
    Updated: May-05-15 9:01 am

    In this photo by Ahn Young-joon, Chanel head designer Karl Lagerfeld walks the runway with South Korean model Soo Joo Park and godson Hudson Kroenig after the presentation of his 2015-2016 Chanel cruise collection in Seoul. The collection paid homage to the host country, blending modernity and tradition. "Modern, international version of a typical Korean mood, how we see it for the modern 21st century but with inspiration from the past because I love the traditional Korean clothes, materials, patterns and all that. But it had to be made in a modern way because you can get cheap copies of the real one in any market. The real antique ones nobody can touch," said Lagerfeld. The collection looked to Chanel's past with monochromatic black and white but with the modern twist of bolero jackets over long shorts. Some pieces were inspired by the Korean hanbok, a traditional dress that was updated with a sequined skirt or broach. The show in Seoul was attended by several Korean celebrities such as actor and singer Choi Si-Won and actress and singer Im Yoona, as well as model Gisele Bundchen and actresses Kristen Stewart and Tilda Swinton.

  • China, EU working on common approach on climate change 
    Updated: May-05-15 8:47 am

    BEIJING - The European Union's foreign policy chief said Tuesday she's confident the EU and China can agree to a common approach on climate change ahead of crucial carbon reduction talks in Paris this year.

  • Report: 'Legal firewall' shields Chinese firms from lawsuits 
    Updated: May-05-15 8:04 am

    WASHINGTON - Chinese companies are shielding themselves from lawsuits in America, denying U.S. businesses and investors their day in court, a report from a federal watchdog says.

  • China warns teacher who let student hold parasol for her 
    Updated: May-05-15 7:34 am

    BEIJING - A Chinese grade school teacher was admonished Tuesday for letting a student hold a parasol for her on a school outing after photos of the incident drew overwhelming criticism on social media.

  • China to lift price controls on most drugs starting June 1 
    Updated: May-05-15 6:25 am

    BEIJING - Chinese regulators will lift price controls on most pharmaceutical drugs starting June 1 in hopes that the market-driven pricing system will keep medical costs in check, the National Development and Reform Commission announced Tuesday.

  • Beyonce shuts down the Met Gala in peekaboo Givenchy 
    Updated: May-05-15 3:11 am

    NEW YORK - Rihanna shut down the Met Gala's red carpet in a regal yellow coat. And then came Bey.

  • Shanghai: Officials' close relatives can't run businesses 
    Updated: May-05-15 1:58 am

    BEIJING - Shanghai officials have implemented China's toughest ban on the business activities of government officials by prohibiting their spouses, children or children's spouses from running private businesses in the city.

  • China-inspired couture on Met Gala red carpet 
    Updated: May-04-15 7:31 pm

    NEW YORK - Anna Wintour wore an orange floral couture look from Chanel as she walked up the grand staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to kick off the gala that raises millions for her museum namesake: the Anna Wintour Costume Center.

  • Met show uses film, fashion to explore East-West interplay story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-04-15 6:33 pm

    NEW YORK - Hollywood has long been fascinated with China. But that doesn't mean it has always represented it fully or accurately - far from it.

  • Otter to lead businesses on trade mission to Peru, Mexico 
    Updated: May-04-15 3:51 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter will lead a group of Idaho-based business leaders on a weeklong trade mission to Peru and Mexico next week.