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Asian shares fall amid worries over US-China trade, Koreas

May. 22, 2018 11:48 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian indexes were mostly lower on Wednesday as investors shifted their attention to uncertainties over a planned U.S.-North Korea summit after the perk from eased U.S.-China trade tensions faded. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 1.3 percent to 22,661.88, while Australia's...

Airlines obey Beijing's demand to call Taiwan part of China

May. 22, 2018 11:44 PM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — British Airways, Lufthansa and Air Canada are among 20 carriers that now refer to Taiwan, the self-ruled island that Beijing considers its territory, as a part of China on their global websites, in line with Beijing's demands that the White House called "Orwellian nonsense," The Associated...

AP PHOTOS: Thousands join Hong Kong bun-snatching festival

May. 22, 2018 8:47 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people flocked to an outlying island in Hong Kong on Tuesday to celebrate a local bun festival despite recording-breaking heat. A parade featured children dressed as deities floated on poles. Later, contestants in a bun-scrambling competition raced up a 14-meter (46-foot)...

Beijing showing signs of compromise in trade talks with US

May. 18, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China is sending conciliatory signals as U.S. and Chinese negotiators meet in Washington to try to head off a trade war between the world's two biggest economies. Beijing has dropped an anti-dumping investigation into imported U.S. sorghum, which it had accused the United States of...

Judge denies bail for Hong Kong businessman in bribery case

May. 17, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge rejected bail on Thursday for a prominent Hong Kong businessman awaiting trial in a United Nations-linked bribery conspiracy, saying evidence in a prosecution that could result in decades in prison was strong enough to make him want to flee. U.S. District Judge Katherine B....

European stocks higher as Brent crude breaches $80 a barrel

May. 17, 2018 7:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — European stocks brushed aside earlier losses in Asia to rise solidly Thursday with oil companies in demand as the international measure of oil struck its highest level in three-and-a-half years after French oil giant Total threatened to pull out of Iran. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain's...

China vows to defend its own interests in US trade talks

May. 17, 2018 7:42 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China said Thursday it doesn't want to see increased trade tensions with the U.S. as the two countries hold talks in Washington this week, but it's prepared for any outcome and will defend its own interests. The comments by a Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman came after President Donald...

Asian stocks mixed as investors digest US, Japan data

May. 17, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after strong factory data from the U.S. helped spur gains overnight on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Investors shrugged off a report Thursday of weak machinery orders in Japan a day after growth data came in lower than expected, with the Nikkei...

China, Airbus investigating blown-out windshield on plane

May. 16, 2018 4:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese authorities and Airbus are investigating why a plane's windshield blew out midflight, forcing an emergency landing, in an unusual mishap for a country with a booming aviation market and exemplary air safety record. Sichuan Airlines flight 8633 was en route from Chongqing, China, to...

Gap apologizes for China map T-shirt that didn't show Taiwan

May. 15, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The U.S. clothing retailer Gap apologized Tuesday for selling T-shirts with a map of China that didn't include self-ruled Taiwan, the latest example of corporate kowtowing to Beijing. "Upon the realization that one of our T-shirts sold in some overseas markets mistakenly failed to reflect...