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  • Rep. Sander Levin, 83, may pose greatest obstacle to sweeping Asia trade pact

    Rep. Sander Levin, 83, may pose greatest obstacle to sweeping Asia trade pact
    Some years ago, the congressman from suburban Detroit bought an $11.46 universal joint from Joe's Auto Parts, put it in his pocket and headed to Japan with a question: Why was it that foreign autos were jamming American streets, but the U.S. couldn't...
  • Pakistan: Short-range nukes needed to deter India

    Pakistan needs short-range "tactical" nuclear weapons to deter arch-rival India, a top adviser to its government said Monday, dismissing concerns it could increase the risk of a nuclear war. Khalid Kidwai also rejected concerns over the security of...
  • Asian stocks sag on China growth doubts, Wall Street drop

    Asian stock markets sagged Tuesday as a manufacturing survey underlined that China's economic growth is losing momentum. KEEPING SCORE: China's Shanghai Composite shed 1.3 percent to 3,637.21 and Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 0.2 percent to 19,718.56. South...
  • China executes 3 over Kunming knife attack that killed 31

    Authorities in southwestern China on Tuesday executed three men convicted of masterminding a knife attack a year ago that killed 31 people outside a railway station in the city of Kunming. Iskandar Ehet, Turgun Tohtunyaz and Hasayn Muhammad were put to...
  • ADB president: China-led bank potential partner, not rival

    The president of the Asian Development Bank says a proposed Chinese-led regional bank is a potential partner rather than a rival and the ADB is talking with Beijing to share its experience. Takehiko Nakao's comments came after Washington softened its...
  • Report: Japan productivity gains key to staving off decline

    Japan's future prosperity will depend on improving its lagging productivity, says a report by McKinsey Global Institute that urges companies to boost their competitiveness by better use of their workers. Japan's population of about 127 million began...
  • Report says China manufacturing at lowest in nearly a year

    China's manufacturing fell to the lowest level in nearly a year as new orders shrank, according to a report Tuesday that underscored the weakening outlook for the world's second biggest economy. HSBC's preliminary manufacturing index based on a survey of...
  • Official: Gunmen open fire on eastern Afghanistan highway, killing at least 13

    An official says gunmen in eastern Afghanistan have opened fire on highway, killing at least 13 people in passing vehicles. Attahullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor of Wardak province, said Tuesday that the gunmen shot at three...
  • Myanmar police reject lawsuit against government minister

    Police in northwestern Myanmar have rejected a lawsuit filed by two Buddhist monks against Myanmar's home minister and police chief, saying they are protected by law. In declining to accept a first information report, which is needed for a lawsuit to...
  • US, Afghan leaders lay groundwork for postwar relations

    In a show of unity, U.S. and Afghan officials laid the groundwork for new relations between the two countries on Monday, including plans to seek American funding to maintain an Afghan security force of 352,000 and long-term counterterrorism efforts....
  • Australian watchdog to block Qantas-China Eastern agreement

    Australia's competition watchdog said Tuesday it was leaning toward blocking a tie up between Qantas Airways and China Eastern Airlines because it could increase fares on the popular Sydney-Shanghai route. The Australian Competition and Consumer...