AP - ap.online.regional.asia http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.asia News Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:44:15 -0400 Toyota adviser nominated for Japan central bank board Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:29:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/21/AS--Japan-Central.Bank/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Japan-Central.Bank c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:96c TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government has nominated a former executive at Toyota Motor Corp., one of the biggest corporate beneficiaries of the cheap Japanese yen resulting from drastic monetary easing, to be a board member of the central bank. US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:56:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/21/AS-Indonesia-US-Woman-Dead/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Indonesia-US-Woman-Dead c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:908 BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the death of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali. Ferry anger, corruption charges test South Korean president Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:48:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/21/AS--SKorea-Politics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--SKorea-Politics c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:93b SEOUL (AP) — First it was the ferry sinking, which a year later still haunts Park Geun-hye's presidency: Seoul saw violent clashes over the weekend as enraged demonstrators accused Park of ignoring the alleged corruption and incompetence that cost South Korea 304 lives, mostly school kids. Sri Lankan lawmakers protest bribery summons for ex-leader Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:36:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/21/AS-Sri-Lanka-Protests/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Sri-Lanka-Protests c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:8b1 COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A protest staged by lawmakers backing former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ran into a second day Tuesday after the country's bribery commission summoned the ex-leader and his brothers to explain their actions while in power. How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:35:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/21/AS-Migrants-Journeys-Glance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Migrants-Journeys-Glance c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:942 Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants has highlighted the escalating flow of people fleeing persecution, war and economic difficulties in their homelands. Indonesian court sentences US woman to 10 years in jail for helping boyfriend kill her mother Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:00:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/21/AS--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:909 BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian court sentences US woman to 10 years in jail for helping boyfriend kill her mother. US business group in China urges more transparency, access Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:36:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/21/AS--China-US.Chamber/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-US.Chamber c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:8f0 BEIJING (AP) — The American Chamber of Commerce in China called Tuesday for more government transparency and fairness as the confidence of U.S. companies in the country's investment climate deteriorates. Chinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:27:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/21/AS-Pakistan-China/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Pakistan-China c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:891 ISLAMABAD (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts in a speech to parliament, vowing his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor. Japan's leader sends offerings to controversial war shrine Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:07:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/21/AS-Japan-War-Shrine-Abe-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Japan-War-Shrine-Abe- c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:7cd TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine that honors convicted World War II leaders among its war dead, a likely signal that he won't pray there ahead of trips to an international conference and the United States. Defiant Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:48:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/21/AS--Hong.Kong-China-Drifting.Apart/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Hong.Kong-China-Drifting.Apart c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:8b0 HONG KONG (AP) — All around Chow Tak-yee's neighborhood in the working-class edges of Hong Kong, the 26-year-old can feel the spreading influence of nearby mainland China on the prosperous, open-minded city she's always called home. 7 dead, 13 trapped in flooded northern China coal mine Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:36:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/21/AS-China-Mine-Flood/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-China-Mine-Flood c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:8c6 BEIJING (AP) — At least seven coal miners were killed and 13 left trapped after a shaft flooded at a mine in northern China, state media reported Tuesday. Officials say explosion in southern Afghanistan kills 3 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:41:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/21/AS-Afghanistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Afghanistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:849 KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say an explosion near a southern police station has killed three people and wounded 17. US, Japan say no deal on farm, auto trade but end in sight Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:39:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/20/AS-Japan-US-Trade/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Japan-US-Trade c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:1a3 TOKYO (AP) — U.S. and Japanese trade officials failed to resolve differences on autos and farm exports that are hindering progress toward a Pacific Rim trade deal but say they believe agreement is within reach. Officials say explosion in southern Afghanistan kills 3 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:31:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/21/AS--Afghanistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Afghanistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:892 KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say an explosion near a southern police station has killed three people and wounded 17. Hong Kong rebound leads Asian stocks higher Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:11:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/21/Financial.Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Financial.Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:87f HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong led Asian stocks higher Tuesday as investors shook off initial pessimism over new measures by China's market regulator. South Korea's prime minister offers to resign amid scandal Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:00:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/21/AS--SKorea-Politics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--SKorea-Politics c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:79d SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal just two months after he took up the country's No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest political crisis to hit President Park Geun-hye. Fierce storm lashes southeast Australia; 3 feared dead Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:46:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/21/AS-Australia-Severe-Storm/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Australia-Severe-Storm c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:84a SYDNEY (AP) — A fierce storm lashing Australia's southeast destroyed homes, left dozens stranded in swirling floodwaters and may have led to the deaths of three people, officials said Tuesday. Iwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:14:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/20/AS-WWII-Encounters-with-the-Enemy-ABRIDGED/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-WWII-Encounters-with-the-Enemy-ABRIDGED c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:235 ITOMAN, Japan (AP) — In Norman Baker's mind, the Japanese were fanatical, brutal animals with no respect for life. To Yoshiko Shimabukuro, Americans were long-nosed demons who rained hellfire from the skies before raping and pillaging anything with the worse-than-death fate of crossing their path. Australia: EU needs tough border control after boat tragedy Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:53:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/21/AS-Australia-Europe-Migrants/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Australia-Europe-Migrants c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:7b3 SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister urged European leaders on Tuesday to adopt tougher border control measures in the wake of the feared drowning of as many as 900 asylum seekers whose boat capsized off the coast of Libya. UN refugee agency says Australia rejected Vietnamese at sea Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:09:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/04/21/AS--Australia-Vietnam/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Australia-Vietnam c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:72c CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that it had raised concerns with Australian authorities that a boatload of Vietnamese asylum seekers had their refugee applications rejected at sea before the Australian navy secretly returned them to Vietnam.