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  • new storyGlobal stock markets sink ahead of crucial US jobs data 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 7:37 am

    LONDON - Global stock markets fell sharply Friday ahead of the release of monthly U.S. jobs figures that could well determine whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this month - a prospect that's unnerving investors at a time when markets have been so volatile.

  • Police: Suspect in custody unlikely to be Bangkok bomber story has photos
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:02 am

    BANGKOK - A foreign suspect arrested at the border near Cambodia is unlikely to be the yellow-shirted man seen in security videos and suspected of planting a deadly bomb at a Bangkok shrine, but is definitely a conspirator, police said Friday.

  • Russia beats US for 1st place at volleyball World Cup 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 4:44 am

    NAGOYA, Japan - Russia moved into first place at the women's volleyball World Cup by beating the United States 25-17, 31-29, 25-23 Friday.

  • China's stock rescue jolts companies, reform plans 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 2:55 am

    BEIJING - Tonhe Electronics is a casualty of Beijing's frantic effort to stop a stock market bust.

  • French investigators confirm wing part is from Flight 370 story has photos
    Updated: Sep-03-15 11:53 pm

    PARIS - French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard.

  • US submarine force in the Pacific gets new commander 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 8:04 pm

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The U.S. Navy on Thursday installed a new commander to lead its submarine force in the Pacific at a time when growing Chinese operations in places like the South China Sea are boosting U.S. demand for the eavesdropping capabilities of the underwater vessels.

  • Japan beats Cambodia 3-0 in World Cup qualifier story has photos
    Updated: Sep-03-15 5:29 pm

    SAITAMA, Japan - Japan eased past Cambodia 3-0 to secure its first win in World Cup qualifying while South Korea thrashed Laos 8-0 to stay undefeated on Thursday.

  • Merritt beats world champion Van Niekerk to win 400 story has photos
    Updated: Sep-03-15 4:51 pm

    ZURICH - LaShawn Merritt edged a thrilling finish in the 400 meters at the Weltklasse Zurich Diamond League meet on Thursday, earning partial revenge for losing to Wayde van Niekerk at the world championships last month.

  • US small businesses feel mixed impact from China's economy 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 3:52 pm

    NEW YORK - China's economic problems have been a windfall for some U.S. small businesses - and pose a threat to others.

  • European Central Bank ready to give eurozone more stimulus story has photos
    Updated: Sep-03-15 1:00 pm

    FRANKFURT, Germany - The European Central Bank is ready to give the eurozone economy a bigger dose of stimulus if turmoil in China and weaker global growth hurt its modest recovery, President Mario Draghi said Thursday.

  • US trade deficit drops to $41.9 billion in July story has photos
    Updated: Sep-03-15 9:29 am

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to the lowest level in five months as exports posted a small gain while imports declined, reflecting a big drop in shipments of consumer goods such as cell phones.

  • China pledges to cut 300,000 troops from its massive army 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 1:03 am

    BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged to cut China's 2.3 million-member People's Liberation Army by 300,000 troops, amid rising manpower costs and technological capabilities that reduce the need for large numbers of personnel.

  • China marks Japan WWII defeat, shows rising power in parade story has photos
    Updated: Sep-03-15 12:46 am

    BEIJING - China's leader presided over a parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might Thursday as fighter jets roared overhead, but pledged a 300,000 reduction in troops in a bid to show his country poses no expansionist threat.

  • IMF: China, tumbling commodity prices threaten world economy 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 8:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - China's slowdown, volatile financial markets and tumbling raw-materials prices have raised the risks to economic growth around the world, the International Monetary Fund reported Wednesday.

  • Chinese warships in Bering Sea as Obama visits Alaska 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 5:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - Five Chinese warships have moved into the Bering Sea near Alaska after participating in a naval exercise with Russia, but officials said they don't view the ships as a threat as President Barack Obama travels in northern Alaska near the Arctic Circle.

  • Fed report shows autos and housing fueling US growth 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 4:31 pm

    WASHINGTON - While U.S. housing and auto sales showed strength over the summer, manufacturers were feeling pressure from China's economic slowdown and the oil industry was squeezed by lower energy prices.

  • Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 10:41 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse.

  • China to hold big parade, but ordinary folks can't go see it 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 10:40 am

    BEIJING - China will hold a massive military parade through the heart of its capital, but ordinary folks can't watch.

  • China enlists monkeys to keep birds from spoiling big parade 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 8:11 am

    BEIJING - China is leaning on the animal kingdom - including a squad of nest-wrecking monkeys - to ensure its military parade commemorating the end of World War II goes smoothly.

  • Russia's Putin commemorates victory over Japan in WWII story has photos
    Updated: Sep-02-15 7:52 am

    MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin joined Russian veterans on Wednesday for an unusual ceremony commemorating the 1945 victory over Japan to end World War II.

  • Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest story has photos
    Updated: Sep-02-15 4:26 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse.

  • China slowdown weighs on Australian growth in second quarter 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 1:49 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's economy grew a slower-than-expected 0.2 percent in the three months through June, dragged down by waning Chinese demand for resources including iron ore and coal, government figures showed Wednesday.

  • A preview of new gear China's military showing off at parade 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 1:10 am

    BEIJING - When China rolls out its latest armaments Thursday for a lavish parade commemorating the defeat of Japan in World War II, defense experts and foreign armies will be watching closely for any revelations about new military capabilities.

  • Hong Kong teen faces trial over pro-democracy protest 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 12:14 am

    HONG KONG - Hong Kong teenage student leader Joshua Wong is set to face trial on charges relating to his role in storming government headquarters nearly a year ago in a protest that sparked monthslong pro-democracy street occupations.

  • China chemical factory blast toll rises to 5 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 9:43 pm

    BEIJING - The death toll from an explosion at a chemical factory in eastern China has risen to five and the cause of the blast is still under investigation, state media reported Wednesday.