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  • Edwards attacks Senate rival Van Hollen on trade

    Edwards attacks Senate rival Van Hollen on trade
    A proposal to give the president greater authority to negotiate international trade agreements has become a rare point of contention among the Democrats in Maryland's nascent Senate race, with Rep. Donna F. Edwards accusing her opponent of trying to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bipartisan agreement gives trade pact a boost

    Bipartisan agreement gives trade pact a boost
    Congressional leaders reached agreement Thursday on a bipartisan bill that should ease passage of a sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal, giving a boost to one of President Obama's top foreign policy goals but putting him in an unusual alliance with...
  • China auto brands enjoying rebound driven by new models

    Chinese auto brands, pressed by foreign competition, are enjoying a rebound as they head into next week's Shanghai auto show, their biggest marketing showcase of the year. For two years, new but ambitious automakers including Geely and Chery steadily...
  • China's Xi Jinping to visit close ally Pakistan

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Pakistan next week to oversee agreements on pipelines, power plants and other projects as part of a massive $46 billion joint development program that Beijing hopes will stabilize its longtime ally's economy and...
  • China stocks up on stimulus hope, other markets subdued

    Stock markets in China and Hong Kong extended gains on Friday on expectations of further policy easing, but other stock markets in the region were subdued. KEEPING SCORE: Shanghai Composite index gained 1.1 percent to 4,241.57 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng...