- Image of Asia: Little monk soccer in South Korea Updated: May-04-16 10:11 am
In this photo by Lee Jin-man, children play Dongjasung, or little monk, soccer under lanterns at Jogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea. The children's heads are shaved when they enter the temple to experience a monk's life for two weeks. The events are part of the celebrations of Buddha's upcoming 2,560th birthday on May 14.
- US trade deficit in March smallest in 16 months Updated: May-04-16 9:53 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit fell in March to the lowest level in 16 months as imports plunged by the largest amount since the depths of the recession seven years ago.
- Jeonbuk eliminates big-spending Jiangsu with 2-2 draw Updated: May-04-16 9:48 am
JEONJU, South Korea - South Korean champion Jeonbuk Hyundai drew 2-2 at home against Jiangsu Suning on Wednesday to secure first place in Group E and advance to the knockout stage of the Asian Champions League.
- People holding blanket save mom, kids from fire in S. Korea Updated: May-04-16 9:42 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Residents and U.S. military personnel in a South Korean city rescued a woman and her three children from a fire by safely catching them with a blanket as they fell four floors, fire officials said Wednesday.
- China military tries musical approach to image building Updated: May-04-16 8:00 am
BEIJING - China's military has a bulging arsenal of ships, warplanes and missiles, but this week, music is its weapon of choice.
- Ex minister nominated to head 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games Updated: May-04-16 5:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean organizers have officially selected former government minister Lee Hee-beom as the new head of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
- After ships and planes, Chinese singers assert sea claims Updated: May-04-16 4:56 am
BEIJING - China's military has dispatched ships and planes - even constructed new islands to assert its maritime claims. Now it's deploying a new set of tools to uphold Chinese sovereignty: Magicians, singers and actors.
- Apple loses Chinese lawsuit over iPhone name Updated: May-04-16 4:56 am
BEIJING - Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on wallets and handbags.
- 'Waiting for order to kill:' China video seeks army recruits Updated: May-04-16 2:15 am
BEIJING - China's military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces troops, all set to a rousing rap-rock soundtrack.
- Australia rules out sale of cattle empire to foreigners Updated: May-04-16 1:04 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's treasurer says his government will never sell Australia's largest cattle empire to foreigners.
- Andy Murray won't stay at Olympic Village at Rio Games Updated: May-03-16 8:26 pm
MADRID - Defending champion Andy Murray says he won't be living in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, preferring to stay at an apartment with the British tennis team.
- DERBY 2016: A touch of gray gives 142nd Derby striking look Updated: May-03-16 3:45 pm
The 142nd Kentucky Derby is showing its age, in a gray kind of way.
- AP Interview: Fasel worried NHL players will skip 2018 Games Updated: May-03-16 2:12 pm
SOCHI, Russia - The head of ice hockey's international body says there is a strong possibility that NHL players won't be competing at the next Winter Olympics.
- UN rights experts criticize Chinese law on foreign NGOs Updated: May-03-16 12:56 pm
BERLIN - U.N. human rights experts have called on China to repeal a law tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision.
- 2018 Winter Games chief quits; ex minister set to step in Updated: May-03-16 9:16 am
SEOUL, South Korea - A former South Korean government minister was nominated to take over the organizing committee of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, just hours after Cho Yang-ho quit amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls.
- Philippines to discuss lease of Japan surveillance planes Updated: May-03-16 5:44 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine defense chief said Tuesday his government has agreed in principle to lease five Japanese surveillance planes to be used in patrolling disputed areas of the South China Sea and in search-and-rescue missions during disasters.
- Details of N. Korea party congress secret, but goals clear Updated: May-03-16 4:54 am
TOKYO - North Korea, the world's last great master of Cold War-era spectacle, is likely to deliver a big one when its ruling party holds its first congress in 36 years later this week.
- Uber, China's Alipay expand cooperation to foreign markets Updated: May-03-16 3:41 am
BEIJING - Ride-hailing service Uber and the payment service of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group are expanding a partnership to allow Chinese travelers to summon and pay for a car in any country where Uber operates.
- HSBC profit lower in volatile market Updated: May-03-16 2:14 am
BEIJING - HSBC Holdings PLC says its latest quarterly profit fell 18 percent from a year earlier due to global market volatility.
- North Korea says waitresses tricked into going to South Updated: May-03-16 2:12 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea stepped up its calls Tuesday for South Korea to return 12 waitresses whom Pyongyang says Seoul abducted from a restaurant in China.
- Solar plane on global trip arrives in Arizona Updated: May-03-16 1:04 am
GOODYEAR, Arizona - A solar-powered airplane landed in suburban Phoenix Monday night after a daylong flight from California - the latest leg in its around the world journey using only energy from the sun.
- US citizen says North Korea detainment granted understanding Updated: May-02-16 8:43 pm
SEATTLE - Kenneth Bae knew he was in trouble when he opened his briefcase for a North Korean customs official and saw a computer hard drive he meant to leave in China.
- Leicester toasts world snooker champion Selby Updated: May-02-16 5:59 pm
SHEFFIELD, England - The city of Leicester wasn't just toasting its soccer team on Monday: One of its natives won the snooker World Championship on the same night.
- Fiat Chrysler CEO sees future for Alfa Romeo in China Updated: May-02-16 2:14 pm
TURIN, Italy - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said Monday that the automaker will try to reach full-employment in its Italian plants before the 2018 business plan goal and that the global relaunch of Alfa Romeo will play a key role.
- Iran leader urges for nuclear weapons-free Korean Peninsula Updated: May-02-16 1:21 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Monday appealed for a Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons during a visit to Tehran by his South Korean counterpart, the official IRNA news agency reported.