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  • Indian premier finds a partnership with U.S. suits him

    Indian premier finds a partnership with U.S. suits him
    The suit said it all. As global fashion mavens know by now, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Obama in New Delhi this week, the broad-chested 64-year-old Indian leader wore a navy blue suit with his name stitched into the wool over and...
  • Deer Path Art League displays East Asian brush painting

    Deer Path Art League displays East Asian brush painting
    Paintings by the Highland-Park based Sumi-e Midwest group are on display through Feb. 20 at the Deer Path Art League, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. A group of artists who practice traditional East Asian brush painting are displaying their work at...
  • Worker dies in accident on Taiwanese film lot being prepared for Scorsese movie

    A worker was killed in an accident Thursday at a Taiwanese film lot during preparations for the shooting of a new Martin Scorsese movie, media reports said. Taiwan's Central News Agency said Chen Yu-lung was killed and two other men were injured when...
  • China's crackdown on corruption targets sales of officials' calligraphy

    BEIJING As part of his corruption crackdown, China's president has ordered government officials to be less arty. State media reported Thursday that President Xi Jinping has told government officials to quit their positions in calligraphy associations and...
  • Malaysia declares missing Flight 370 an accident to allow compensation; families want evidence

    Malaysia's government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on Thursday and said all those on board were presumed dead, paving the way for compensation claims but angering victims' families still waiting for evidence...
  • Top US colleges like Yale, Harvard seek Chinese students from outside the economic elite

    Widely regarded overseas as places only for children of the rich and powerful, top American universities like Yale and Harvard are increasing efforts to attract the best international students, regardless of their financial backgrounds. With more...
  • News Guide: The twists and turns of Japan and Jordan's hostage crisis with the Islamic State

    A new message purportedly from Islamic State group militants holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian air force pilot sets yet another deadline to meet their demands. Here's a look at the latest twists and turns in this crisis. ___ SU An audio...
  • Malaysia declares loss of Flight MH370 an accident to help families

    Malaysia's government on Thursday officially declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing last March, an accident. The official declaration by the country's Department of Civil Aviation should clear the way for the...
  • Alibaba shares tumble on 4Q revenue miss, jitters over Chinese government criticism

    Alibaba's Group shares dropped 10 percent on Thursday after the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse reported holiday-quarter revenue that surged 40 percent but missed analyst expectations. It was the second day of stock decline following news Wednesday that...
  • Falling oil prices: How long will it last?

    Falling oil prices: How long will it last?
    Filling up at the gas station has been a much more pleasant experience for Americans since last fall. Regular gas is now less than $2 a gallon in many states, down from around $3.30 just a year ago. But how long will that last? It’s just one of...
  • San Francisco's Uber faces lawsuit over India woman's rape report

    A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Dehli, India, on Thursday accused the company in a lawsuit filed in U.S. court of failing to properly investigate the alleged assailant's background. The woman's lawyers filed the lawsuit in San Francisco,...