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  • Greek 'day of reckoning' shakes stock markets

    Greek 'day of reckoning' shakes stock markets
    U.S. stocks are closing broadly lower following steep declines in Europe. Investors are worried that Greece may default on its debt and exit the euro currency union. Chinese regulators were also taking steps Friday to rein in a runaway stock market...
  • Chinese journalist, 71, accused of leaking secrets gets 7 years in prison

    Chinese journalist, 71, accused of leaking secrets gets 7 years in prison
    A Chinese court on Friday sentenced a 71-year-old journalist to seven years in prison on charges of leaking state secrets in a case denounced by human rights groups as politically motivated and arbitrary.  Gao Yu was accused of sending an internal...
  • Obama: Trade politics difficult, but opposition helps China

    Conceding that trade is a difficult topic for his Democratic Party, President Barack Obama on Friday defended his efforts to broaden commerce with Asia and Europe and warned critics that opposition would give China a leg up in setting the rules for...
  • Trade talks in Tokyo get push from 'fast-track' deal in US

    Top Japan and U.S. trade officials plan to meet this weekend, seeking to close gaps over autos and farm trade before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Washington later this month. Economy minister Akira Amari announced plans for the talks with U.S....
  • Summons of Japanese media raises complaints of interference

    Japan's ruling party summoned executives from two leading television networks Friday, the latest in a series of actions that opponents say endanger press freedom and intimidate the media. The Liberal Democratic Party's panel on information and...
  • Nepal's 5-time prime minister cremated with state honors

    Former five-time Nepalese Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa was cremated with state honors Friday near a revered Hindu temple after his death earlier this week. Thousands of people paid their last respects to Thapa at the national stadium. His body...
  • Cambodian police arrest fugitive ex-general on murder charge

    A wealthy military general charged with murdering a fellow tycoon over a business dispute was taken into police custody Friday. Thong Sarath was sent to police headquarters in Phnom Penh after being taken into custody in the eastern province of Svay...
  • Clashes between Indian forces, Kashmiri protesters injure 25

    Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of demonstrators in Indian-controlled Kashmir who hurled rocks and chanted anti-Indian and pro-Pakistan slogans Friday, and officials said at least 20 police personnel and five protesters...
  • Japanese company says its magnetic levitation train set speed record

    A Japanese company said its magnetic levitation train set a speed record this week, reaching 366 mph on a test track.  The Central Japan Railway Co., often called JR Central, said the test run involved  a seven-car "maglev" train on a 26.6-mile track in...
  • Report says China building airstrip on reclaimed island

    China is building an airstrip on an artificially created island in a disputed section of the South China Sea, according to independent analysts, a move the U.S. has warned could raise tensions in the area. Defense group IHS Jane's said satellite images...
  • Pakistan agrees to send ships to search for guns off Yemen

    ISLAMABAD Yielding to pressure from staunch ally Saudi Arabia, Pakistan has agreed to help an Arab military coalition enforce an arms embargo against Houthi rebels in Yemen and is expected to announce the deployment of navy warships to the busy commercial...