- Obama hosts Vietnam Communist Party chief at White House Updated: Jul-07-15 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Bolstered by new trade negotiating powers from Congress, President Barack Obama held an unprecedented meeting Tuesday with the head of Vietnam's Communist Party as the U.S. pressed ahead to conclude talks on a groundbreaking Asia-Pacific economic pact.
- Freeport-McMoran, Pinnacle are big market movers Updated: Jul-07-15 4:43 pm
NEW YORK - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
- US stocks edge lower in early trade as Greece talks proceed Updated: Jul-07-15 9:44 am
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are edging lower in early trading as investors wait to see what happens at a summit meeting of European leaders to discuss Greece's strained finances.
- US secretary announces Shenandoah National Park 'sister' Updated: Jul-07-15 9:38 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has established a sister park relationship between Shenandoah National Park and a nature reserve in China.
- UN rights chief worried by breadth of China security law Updated: Jul-07-15 9:32 am
BERLIN - The United Nations' human rights chief said Tuesday that he is worried by the wide scope and the vagueness of a new national security law approved last week by China's legislature.
- Director Zhang Yimou sues ex-production partner for $2.5M Updated: Jul-07-15 5:46 am
BEIJING - Chinese director Zhang Yimou has sued a production company that he has worked with for more than a decade, seeking 15 million yuan ($2.5 million) he says he is owed as his share of the distribution money of one of his movies.
- Chinese families of Yale students grow a garden, tradition Updated: Jul-07-15 1:47 am
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - A once-vacant city block at the northern edge of Yale University has been transformed into a garden by the extended families of graduate and professional students from China.
- US judge on hog grower's lawsuits: Dump talk of Chinese ties Updated: Jul-06-15 5:17 pm
ROSE HILL, North Carolina - Lawyers must edit out references to the Chinese government, the Communist Party and the country's People's Liberation Army from a lawsuit complaining that North Carolina neighbors of industrial hog farms have endured terrible smells for decades, a federal judge ruled.
- Zimbabwean government exports elephants despite protest Updated: Jul-06-15 10:32 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Twenty elephants exported to China would be "better off" in Chinese zoos rather than struggling wildlife parks in Zimbabwe, the southern African nation's minister in charge of wildlife said on Monday, dismissing protests from animal rights groups.
- Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated' Updated: Jul-06-15 10:02 am
NEW YORK - Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked.
- China to snub arbitration hearing on feud with Philippines Updated: Jul-06-15 8:46 am
MANILA, Philippines - China is standing pat on its decision to reject arbitration by an international tribunal that will begin formal hearings this week to resolve a long-seething feud between Beijing and Manila over the South China Sea, the Chinese ambassador to Manila said Monday.
- Chinese small investors look for way out of stocks Updated: Jul-06-15 6:35 am
BEIJING - Shares in big state companies soared Monday after promises of government action to halt a slide in Chinese stock prices but many others sank as jittery small investors tried to cut their losses.
- Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction Updated: Jul-06-15 6:14 am
TOKYO - Japanese officials Monday celebrated the U.N. cultural body's approval of world heritage status for 23 historic sites showing the country's transformation from feudal isolation into an industrial power at the end of the 19th century.
- Shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing 13 people Updated: Jul-05-15 11:20 pm
BEIJING - A shoe factory collapsed in eastern China during a weekend shift, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 30, state media reported.
- US, wooing Vietnam, readies red carpet for communist chief Updated: Jul-05-15 1:10 am
HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong doesn't hold an official government post, but it's not surprising that he'll meet with President Barack Obama on his visit to the United States this week. He is the de-facto top leader of his country.
- China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market Updated: Jul-04-15 11:34 pm
BEIJING - More than two dozen companies in China are postponing initial public offerings and security companies are pledging more than $19 billion for a fund to stabilize the country's free-falling stock market.
- Hundreds march in Istanbul in support of Uighurs Updated: Jul-04-15 11:52 am
ISTANBUL - Hundreds of people have marched in Istanbul to protest against China's treatment of its minority Muslim Uighur community.
- Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade Updated: Jul-04-15 3:34 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial Japan from China 70 years ago.
- Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit Updated: Jul-03-15 8:29 pm
HANOI, Vietnam - The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this year.
- Dalai Lama celebrates 80th birthday with California summit Updated: Jul-03-15 6:34 pm
IRVINE, California - It won't be a small, private affair when the Dalai Lama celebrates his 80th birthday this weekend in Southern California.
- Shanghai to host Italian Super Cup between Juve and Lazio Updated: Jul-03-15 1:15 pm
MILAN - The Italian Super Cup between Juventus and Lazio will be played Aug. 8 in Shanghai.
- Bangkok-bound flight from China makes emergency landing Updated: Jul-03-15 1:12 pm
BEIJING - A Bangkok-bound flight operated by a Chinese airline made an emergency landing Friday afternoon after an engine fire warning lit up, China Southern Airlines said.
- China expresses displeasure with Turkey accepting Uighurs Updated: Jul-03-15 9:14 am
BEIJING - Beijing expressed displeasure with Turkey on Friday for accepting 173 ethnic Uighurs who fled China.
- Beijing says its air pollution better in first half of 2015 Updated: Jul-03-15 7:43 am
BEIJING - Air quality in Beijing, notorious for its smoggy sky, improved during the first six months of 2015, the city government said.
- China reduces planned IPOs for July after market turmoil Updated: Jul-03-15 7:34 am
BEIJING - China cut the number of initial public offerings planned this month by two-thirds on Friday, adding to frantic efforts to shore up plunging stock prices.