- Venus Williams beats Misaki Doi to win Taiwan Open Updated: Feb-14-16 11:33 am
KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan - Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Misaki Doi of Japan 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Taiwan Open without dropping a set in the tournament.
- Germany's Neureuther wins men's World Cup slalom in Japan Updated: Feb-14-16 7:52 am
YUZAWA, Japan - Felix Neureuther of Germany won the men's World Cup slalom in Japan on Sunday, edging Andre Myhrer of Sweden.
- Seoul: N. Korea used money from joint factories for weapons Updated: Feb-14-16 7:32 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea channeled about 70 percent of the money it received for workers at the now-shuttered Kaesong industrial park into its weapons programs and to buy luxury goods for the impoverished nation's tiny elite, South Korea said Sunday.
- Obama faces challenge in forging front vs. China sea actions Updated: Feb-14-16 7:19 am
MANILA, Philippines - With the symbolic handshakes and unity photo-op, President Barack Obama's high-profile summit with Southeast Asian leaders in California this week aims to step up pressure against China's increasingly worrisome behavior in disputed waters.
- Australia beats SAfrica to advance to World Baseball Classic Updated: Feb-14-16 3:44 am
SYDNEY - Australia booked its place in next year's World Baseball Classic by beating South Africa 12-5 in Sunday's final of a qualifying tournament, securing victory with a six-run eighth inning that was helped by a two-run throwing error on a bunt.
- Obama uses California's Sunnylands as Western White House Updated: Feb-14-16 2:54 am
RANCHO MIRAGE, California - The guest list at Sunnylands reads like a roster of the rich and famous, from years past to today: Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Queen Elizabeth II, to name a few.
- Unfazed by quake, Lydia Ko wins New Zealand Women's Open Updated: Feb-14-16 1:11 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - Unfazed by an earthquake just before she teed off, top-ranked Lydia Ko won the New Zealand Women's Open for the third time in four years Sunday.
- Chinese media in uproar over US move to honor dissident Updated: Feb-13-16 11:57 pm
BEIJING - A Chinese nationalist newspaper says Americans politicians are resorting to petty actions following a unanimous bill approval by the Senate to rename the plaza in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington after an imprisoned Chinese political dissident.
- Hong Kong hosts Valentine's Day with 25,000 LED roses Updated: Feb-13-16 9:40 pm
HONG KONG - It's like a romantic scene out of one of South Korea's sappy soap dramas - tens of thousands of illuminated roses forming an impressive backdrop for the lead actor and actress to declare their love for each other.
- Mickelson takes the lead at Pebble Beach Updated: Feb-13-16 9:02 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, California - Far away from the commotion of the celebrities Saturday at Pebble Beach, the most accomplished star among golfers quietly went about his business.
- US Rep. Niki Tsongas heading to Japan to meet with officials Updated: Feb-13-16 12:30 pm
BOSTON - U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas is heading to Japan as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation.
- Unstoppable Kramer wins world 5,000m title Updated: Feb-13-16 11:56 am
KOLOMNA, Russia - Dutch skater Sven Kramer won the 5,000 meters for the seventh time at the world championships on Saturday, narrowly beating compatriot Jorrit Bergsma.
- Unlucky in love, elephant damages 15 cars in southern China Updated: Feb-13-16 5:09 am
BEIJING - After losing out on his love interest, a wild elephant has turned his attention to cars.
- Pinturault wins men's World Cup giant slalom in Japan Updated: Feb-13-16 4:08 am
YUZAWA, Japan - Alexis Pinturault led a 1-2 finish for France in the men's World Cup giant slalom on Saturday.
- Things to know about Obama's summit with SE Asian leaders Updated: Feb-13-16 3:07 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama hosts Southeast Asian leaders at an unprecedented summit in California starting Monday as he looks to deepen ties with the region's fast-growing economies. But a nation not invited - neighboring power China - will be the proverbial elephant in the room as the leaders grapple with sensitive territorial disputes.
- Obama to push trade agenda at summit with Southeast Asia Updated: Feb-13-16 1:06 am
MANILA, Philippines - A summit next week between Southeast Asian leaders and President Barack Obama is unlikely to deliver any big economic prizes, but will allow the American side to press the advantages of joining a Pacific trade pact that doesn't include China.
- 113 bodies pulled out from Taiwan quake rubble; 4 missing Updated: Feb-12-16 11:38 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Rescuers have pulled out 113 dead a week since a powerful earthquake struck Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan, leaving only four missing in the rubble of a collapsed 17-story residential complex, authorities said Saturday.
- The Latest: Pope briefly emerges to speak with well-wishers Updated: Feb-12-16 11:21 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):
- North Korea halts probe into fate of kidnapped Japanese Updated: Feb-12-16 9:26 pm
TOKYO - North Korea has reacted angrily to new sanctions announced by Japan over its recent rocket launch and said in response it will halt an investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped decades ago.
- US stocks end a down week on an up note Updated: Feb-12-16 5:04 pm
U.S. stocks ended a down week on a high note Friday, snapping a five-day losing streak on the strength of energy and financial companies.
- House sends NKorea sanctions bill to president for signature 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.
- The Latest: European markets close higher after tough week Updated: Feb-12-16 12:24 pm
LONDON - The latest on the turmoil in global financial markets (all times local):
- 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 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.
- N. Koreans outside closed factories lose steady water supply Updated: Feb-12-16 5:46 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Among the losers in the retaliatory sparring between the rival Koreas are residents who had been depending on a rarity in impoverished North Korea: a steady supply of water from the now-shuttered jointly run factory park in the North Korean border city of Kaesong.