| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:25 AM
BEIJING -- Two Hong Kong brothers accused of attempting to extort about $12,800 from the crew filming Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” last year went on trial Tuesday in the Chinese territory.
Mak Chi-shing, 27, and...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 8:49 AM
MOSCOW — A plane from Hong Kong believed to be carrying the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden landed in the Russian capital late Sunday afternoon, and authorities said he was en route to Cuba.
There were conflicting reports...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:25 AM
El último álbum de la cantante estadounidense Lady Gaga será lanzado en China tres años después de que la música de la popular artista fuera censurada en el gigante asiático por su "vulgaridad".
Los fans de Lady Gaga ya pueden hacer la reserva de...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:57 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook shares reached new highs Tuesday after an upgrade from an analyst and a report that the social network may have gotten its foot in the door in China.
Shares have more than doubled in the last 52 weeks. They were up $1.69, or 4%...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Jack Nicholson called them "Dernsies." At least, he did when referring to Bruce Dern, the "Nebraska" star who appeared in the 1971 film "Drive, He Said," which Nicholson directed. So what are "Dernsies"?
"It's not something I set out to do and not...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Only Muslims have the right to refer to their god as Allah, a Malaysian appeals court ruled Monday, setting off angry outcries among Christians and opposition political leaders that the government is oppressing minority faiths.
The name of Allah has...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:52 AM
The art market experienced a noteworthy correction in Hong Kong last week.
On Friday, a formal debate was held at the newest spinoff of the Art Basel franchise of international art fairs to consider the motion: "The Market Is the Best Judge of Art's...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:30 AM
More than a dozen firefighters in Arizona died this weekend, political demonstrations in Brazil were suppressed by more than 10,000 troops, and Egypt is seeing resurgent political demonstrations of its own. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for...
| Dec 20, 2012
Richard Baum, a leading China expert at UCLA who founded a lively and influential Internet forum used by hundreds of scholars, diplomats, journalists and government officials to follow ideas and trends in contemporary Chinese politics, died Friday at...
| Mar 28, 2011
Times Editor Russ Stanton made the following staff announcement today: After a 17-year journey through Business, Science and National, Deputy National Editor Ashley Dunn is returning to Metro this week – as California editor. Ashley is succeeding...
| Apr 28, 2011
Three years after China was rocked by a massive tainted-milk scandal, the country has again been hit by a wave of food scares in recent weeks. The list includes diseased pigs used for bacon; noodles made of corn, ink and......