BEIJING (AP) — Casting a spotlight on China's controls on the media, Vice President Joe Biden met with U.S. journalists working in Beijing T... Full Story
Biden spotlights China treatment of US journalists
BEIJING (AP) — Casting a spotlight on China's controls on the media, Vice President Joe Biden met with U.S. journalists working in Beijing Thursday after publicly criticizing how they're treated by China's government.
Thai king urges stability amid political violence
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej marked his 86th birthday on Thursday with a call for national unity and stability, but offered no further guidance on how his polarized nation might find its way out of its bitter political standoff.
Markets steady despite talk of US stimulus cut
LONDON (AP) — Global stocks were lackluster Thursday as another round of strong U.S. economic data reinforced expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will begin to reduce its monetary stimulus this month.
Bomb kills 1 outside mosque in southwest Pakistan
CHAMAN, Pakistan (AP) — Police say a bomb has exploded outside a mosque in southwest Pakistan, killing at least one person.
Indonesia jails 14 Rohingya for deadly brawl
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court sentenced 14 Rohingya asylum seekers from Myanmar to nine months in jail for their role in a deadly brawl at a detention center that left eight Buddhist fishermen from their country dead, prosecutors and lawyers said Thursday.
Oil gains above $97 after US stockpiles drop
The price of oil edged higher above $97 a barrel Thursday as investors reacted to a drop in U.S. stockpiles, but concerns of oversupply in the Middle East capped gains.
US envoy: Afghan president unchanged on troop deal
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan said Thursday that Afghan President Hamid Karzai still refuses to sign a security deal with the United States until after next April's elections.
Nicaragua canal promoter to build Ukraine ports
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese businessman best known for winning a contract to build a canal across Nicaragua announced he will spearhead a $3 billion joint venture to construct a deep-water port and refurbish the Sevastopol port on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
VP Biden in South Korea for last stop on Asia tour
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is in South Korea on the final leg of a three-nation tour of Asia.
Freed Jordanian names Filipino extremist kidnapper
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Jordanian journalist has identified the leader of an al-Qaida-linked terrorist group that held him for a year and a half in the jungles of the southern Philippines after luring him with a promise of an interview.
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