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Sri Lanka begins work on $3.9B refinery near China-run port

Mar. 24, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Work began Sunday on a $3.9 billion oil refinery to be funded by a Singapore-Oman joint venture next to a Chinese-run port in what will be Sri Lanka's largest foreign investment ever. The refinery and a tank farm will be built on 237 hectares (585 acres) of land lying about 235...

Top-ranked Sung Hyun Park, Yu Liu tied for Founders Cup lead

Mar. 22, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sung Hyun Park isn't a big fan of birdie-fest golf. She's still awfully good at it. "Personally, I like the difficult course better than the easy course," Park said through a translator. The top-ranked Park shot her second straight 6-under 66 on Friday at the Founders Cup for a share of the...

Nelly Korda learning she doesn't have to be perfect to win

Mar. 20, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — David Whelan has tried to teach Nelly Korda that she doesn't need to be perfect to win on the LPGA Tour. "My coach constantly tells me that," Korda said at the Founders Cup. "I want to practice perfectly. I want to play perfectly all the time. He thinks I'm such a perfectionist. That's one...

Countries and carriers around globe ground Boeing 737 Max

Mar. 14, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Airlines and countries around the world have grounded Boeing 737 Max jets or banned them from their airspace following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people on Sunday, five months after a similar Indonesian Lion Air jet plunged into the ocean, killing 189. A look...

Asian stocks edge up on stimulus hopes after Chinese data

Mar. 13, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Thursday as slowing Chinese industrial output left traders hopeful of more assurances from Beijing. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.7 percent to 21,431.28 and the Kospi in South Korea was up 0.1 percent at 2,149.48. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.1...

Countries and carriers around the globe ground the 737 Max 8

Mar. 13, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — A growing number of airlines around the world have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people on Sunday, five months after a similar Indonesian Lion Air jet plunged into the ocean, killing 189. Some airlines and countries...

India's civil aviation ministry grounds Boeing 737 Max plane

Mar. 12, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has joined several other countries in grounding the Boeing 737-MAX planes following a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people on board. India's Civil Aviation Ministry in a tweet on Tuesday says the planes will be grounded until appropriate modifications and safety measures are...

Millennial Money: Paying debt back home vexes expats

Mar. 12, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

A close friend recently told me: "If I'd waited two years, my education would have cost half as much." Not because she would have chosen a different graduate program or qualified for more scholarships. But because the value of the local currency dropped. She's an American expat who works in Cape Town, South...

China's MoBike shutting some international operations

Mar. 11, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese bike-sharing startup Mobike is shutting down operations in Australia and South and Southeast Asia, months after rival Ofo began winding down its international division. "Mobike's international business is undergoing rationalization to improve efficiency," the company said in a...

US military official says diplomatic 'quad' is ongoing

Mar. 8, 2019 9:30 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — An American military official says that the U.S., Australia, India and Japan continue to have regular diplomatic meetings to "coordinate our respective visions of and efforts in the Indo-Pacific region." Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col Dave Eastburn made the comments late Friday in Washington...