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  • Asian stocks gain on economic data, China stimulus hopes

    Asian stock markets climbed Tuesday, boosted by positive economic data from major economies and hopes for stimulus in China. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.7 percent to 25,018.57 and the China's Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.5 percent...
  • US treasury secretary presses Beijing on technology curbs

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew pressed Chinese leaders to suspend proposed curbs on foreign security technology and said a Beijing-led regional bank should work in partnership with existing institutions. The United States and Europe say Beijing is...
  • Anti-censorship group: China behind cyberattacks on US sites

    Chinese authorities have taken over computers both inside and outside the country to launch cyberattacks against the website of an anti-online censorship group and a U.S.-based web resource that hosts some of the group's data, according to an analysis...
  • US admiral says China 'creating a great wall of sand' in sea

    China is "creating a great wall of sand" through land reclamation in the South China Sea, causing serious concerns about its territorial intentions, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Tuesday. Admiral Harry Harris Jr. told a naval conference in...
  • Pakistan officials arrive in Saudi to assess Yemen mission

    Senior Pakistani officials arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to assess whether to take part in Riyadh's coalition battling Shiite rebels in Yemen, as the Pakistani prime minister vowed that any violation of Saudi sovereignty would bring a "strong...
  • Vietnam vets honored with state commemorative day

    Vietnam veteran Larry Nordhauser never used to discuss his service. "I had to keep it on the down low," said the Annapolis resident, reflecting on past public sentiment against those who served. "It was like a black eye." Monday was a stark contrast....
  • Tokyo ward 1st in Japan to recognize same sex marriage

    Fumino Sugiyama will finally be able to marry his girlfriend of four years. He couldn't before, because same sex marriages weren't recognized in Japan, and he is legally a woman. With a landmark vote Tuesday by the assembly of Tokyo's Shibuya ward, the...
  • 16 dead in Kashmir floods; storm kills 20 in eastern India

    Rescuers recovered 16 bodies Tuesday from two houses hit by rain-triggered landslides in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, following its second major floods in six months. Elsewhere in India, fierce rain and lightning toppled houses and trees in Bihar...
  • Thai leader moves to lift martial law, impose absolute power

    Thailand's military-installed prime minister said Tuesday he plans to lift martial law 10 months after staging a coup, but will invoke a special security measure that critics say is more draconian. The development has sparked concern from human rights...
  • Thai court gives 25-year jail sentence for defaming monarchy

    A Thai military court sentenced a businessman to 25 years in prison on Tuesday on charges of defaming the country's monarchy in what appears to be the longest sentence handed down in recent years for the crime of lese majeste, a civil liberties lawyer...
  • Norway signals wish to join China-led Asian investment bank

    Norway said Tuesday it intends to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a prospective founding member to promote closer ties to the Asia-Pacific region, a move that could help the country's frozen relations with China thaw. Norwegian Foreign...