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  • new storyThe Latest: Pope, patriarch exchange symbolic gifts story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 3:53 pm

    HAVANA - The Latest on Pope Francis's historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local):

  • House sends NKorea sanctions bill to president for signature story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 2:55 pm

    WASHINGTON - Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Friday that hits North Korea with more stringent sanctions for refusing to stop its nuclear weapons program.

  • Prosecutor in Albuquerque police shooting case seeks delay 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 10:57 am

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A New Mexico judge has fined a special prosecutor in a case involving two former Albuquerque officers charged with second-degree murder because she wants to delay the trial to attend a wedding.

  • UK: Hong Kong bookseller 'removed' in breach of China treaty story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 10:54 am

    HONG KONG - Britain says a missing Hong Kong bookseller was likely abducted to mainland China, calling it a "serious breach" of the treaty under which Beijing took control of the city.

  • Seoul, US to open talks on missile defense aimed at N. Korea story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-12-16 6:54 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Looking to take a harder line after North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, Seoul and Washington will begin talks as early as next week on deploying a sophisticated U.S. missile defense system in South Korea, officials said Friday.

  • Buffalo public school designated Confucius Classroom School 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 3:05 am

    BUFFALO, New York - A Buffalo public school has been designated a Confucius Classroom School, meaning it will get funding, books and other support from China for its Chinese language programming.

  • Australian minister resigns for breaching code of conduct 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 12:11 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - An embattled Australian government minister resigned on Friday for breaching ministerial standards through a business trip to China, clearing the way for the prime minister to announce a final Cabinet reshuffle ahead of elections due this year.

  • What a recession does to your money story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 4:29 pm

    NEW YORK - If we are indeed in the midst of a recession - and we won't know we're in one until well after it's begun - stocks likely still have a long way to go down.

  • US urges China-Taiwan talks amid uncertainty after election 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 3:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Thursday it is urging China and Taiwan to maintain dialogue amid concern that the election of an independence-leaning party on the island could heighten tensions in one of Asia's security hotspots.

  • Nokia says quarterly profit rose but cautions on outlook 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 1:53 pm

    HELSINKI - Nokia Corp. saw fourth-quarter profit grow more than 50 percent to 498 million euros ($560 million) on a slight increase in sales, but the telecom networks company cautioned it would face some "market headwinds," especially in China.

  • Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 11:14 am

    HONG KONG - Several dozen people appeared in a Hong Kong court Thursday to face rioting charges following a violent clash earlier this week between protesters and police sparked by a clampdown on holiday street food vendors.

  • Burden of Kaesong closure to mostly fall on S. Korean firms 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 8:18 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's sudden withdrawal from a factory park in North Korea is a severe blow for the South Korean businesses that populated it, but is unlikely to make much difference to the North's decrepit economy despite being a stern diplomatic measure.

  • Hong Kong to send Chinese man back to US over teen deaths 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 7:34 am

    HONG KONG - A Chinese man agreed in a Hong Kong court Thursday to be sent back to the U.S., where he is wanted by authorities in connection with the slayings of his teenage nephews.

  • The Latest: Bush says he won't blame Obama for problems story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 8:39 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Here's the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local:

  • Kenyan athletes allege doping bribery story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 5:44 pm

    EMBU, Kenya - Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country's governing body for track and field, asked them each for a $24,000 bribe to reduce their suspensions.

  • Report: Harmful gas levels in Lumber Liquidators flooring 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 5:42 pm

    NEW YORK - A national retailer sold Chinese-made flooring that emits hazardous levels of formaldehyde, a federal investigation found.

  • Shanghai Disneyland; Leap Year; TSA rules on bug spray 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 3:09 pm


  • Chinese investors bid $1.2B for Norwegian tech firm Opera 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 9:38 am

    HELSINKI - Opera Software, a Norwegian company behind one of the world's most popular browsers, says Chinese investors have made a $1.2 billion takeover offer, causing its stock to jump more than 30 percent.

  • China reports first case of imported Zika virus 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 6:51 am

    BEIJING - China's first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery, the government said Wednesday.

  • Hong Kong student held at airport after violent clashes story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 3:11 am

    HONG KONG - A Hong Kong student activist was detained at the city's airport on Wednesday morning, apparently on suspicion of involvement in a violent Lunar New Year clash between police and protesters, his group said.

  • Aussie lawmakers gifted designer watches, think they're fake 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 2:46 am

    SYDNEY - Australia's former prime minister and two other politicians were gifted designer watches by a Chinese businessman - but initially kept them only because they thought the 40,000 Australian dollar ($28,000) timepieces were fake, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

  • Former Adelson casino exec takes dismissal case to US court 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 3:41 pm

    LAS VEGAS - A former executive in billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson's empire is asking a federal court in Nevada to rule on a continuing legal fight over his 2010 dismissal as head of operations in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau.

  • Intelligence officials: IS determined to strike US this year story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-09-16 3:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent extremists will attempt to overcome the logistical challenges of mounting such an attack.

  • University of Arizona law school opens satellite in China 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 2:32 pm

    TUCSON, Arizona - The University of Arizona is partnering with a Chinese university to teach the U.S. legal system to students in Asia.

  • US intel: China to keep building on artificial islands 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 12:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. intelligence chief says he expects China to keep building on artificial islands to sustain its "exorbitant" territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea.