China scores diplomatic victory, avoids criticism from ASEAN

China scores diplomatic victory, avoids criticism from ASEAN

Associated Press China scored a diplomatic victory Monday, avoiding criticism by Southeast Asia's main grouping over its territorial expansion in the South China Sea even though some of the bloc's members are victims of ...

  • Tokyo stocks ended lower for a second session Monday, giving up early gains with Nintendo nosediving after it downplayed the impact of the Pokemon Go phenomenon on its bottom line. The benchmark Nikkei ...

  • In response to evolving threats, Australia, which has already ramped up security laws since 2014, could move to keep high-risk terrorists in detention beyond the completion of their sentences

    High-risk terror offenders may be kept in jail after their sentences finish, Australian officials said Monday as they move to tighten security laws following attacks in the United States and Europe. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the proposed changes were prompted by an increase in the frequency and severity of attacks …

  • The Bastille Day attack in Nice has sparked anger and racism, putting further strain on an already tense political atmosphere in France

    The Bastille Day attack in Nice -- the third terrorist massacre to hit France in 18 months -- has sparked anger and racism, putting further strain on an already tense political atmosphere. "What is clear is that it has brought to the surface the fault lines which were always there but which were not so apparent," sociologist …

  • A special police officer leaves the area where an explosion occurred in Ansbach, Germany, Monday, July 25, 2016. Bavaria's top security official says a man who blew himself up after being turned away from an open-air music festival in the southern German city was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    ANSBACH, Germany (AP) — Bavaria's top security official said Monday that he believes a failed asylum seeker who blew himself up and injured 12 people in the southern German town of Ansbach was driven by religious extremism.

  • Verizon to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports

  • Relatives of passengers, missing from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, demonstrate at the Malaysian federal administrative centre in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, on July 22, 2016

    Australia on Monday brushed off a reported FBI probe into the pilot of missing flight MH370, saying it was a matter for Malaysia and did not shed light on the plane's location. The New York magazine Friday cited a secret FBI document showing the jet's captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah used his elaborate home-built flight simulator …

  • Malaysia’s ringgit dropped for a sixth session, the longest losing streak since November, as authorities in the U.S. and Singapore investigate the funds of troubled state investment company 1Malaysia Development Bhd. Bank of Japan policy makers also meet this week. Shares in Taiwan led losses in Asian developing-nation …

  • Asian shares cheered by Wall Street, dollar, Group of 20

    Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, cheered by upbeat signs from Wall Street, a strengthening U.S. dollar and promises from the Group of 20 nations over the weekend to support global growth. KEEPING ...

  • ONE Championship, the leading mixed martial arts promoter in Asia, plans on more than doubling its number of events in China next year as it uses a fresh injection of funds to target major expansion in ...

  • Police stand guard outside the home of a Syrian migrant in Ansbach on 25 June, 2016 after he set off an explosion at a bar in the German city, killing himself

    A Syrian migrant set off an explosion at a bar in southern Germany that killed himself and wounded a dozen others late Sunday, authorities said, the third attack to hit Bavaria in a week. The 27-year-old, who had spent a stint in a psychiatric facility, had intended to target a music festival in the city of Ansbach but …

  • People are seen playing Nintendo's Pokemon Go at Akihabara shopping district in Tokyo, on July 22, 2016

    Shares in Nintendo plunged Monday after it warned that the Pokemon Go mania sweeping the world would not translate into bumper profits, taking the wind out of a dizzying rally that saw the firm's value more than double. Markets had cheered the app's global success as a great sign for Nintendo's nascent move into the mobile …

  • The yen slipped Monday on mounting speculation that the Bank of Japan will ramp up its stimulus programme after this week's policy meeting, while US Federal Reserve prepares for its own gathering. The ...

  • DIVIDED AMERICA: Clinton highlights lack of women in office

    Hillary Clinton and Mary Thomas have little in common, except for this: They both hope to add to the meager ranks of America's female elected officials come January. You know about Clinton, but probably ...

  • Italian lawmakers are considering a law that would allow people to grow up to five cannabis plants for personal use and keep up to 15 grams of marijuana at home and five grams on their person

    Were the draft to pass into law, people would be allowed to grow up to five cannabis plants for personal use and keep up to 15 grams of marijuana at home and five grams on their person. It would still be illegal for people to buy or sell weed or smoke marijuana in public, but the Italian state could start issuing licenses …

  • TOKYO (AP) — Japan posted a better-than-expected trade surplus in June, as imports fell nearly 19 percent, outpacing a more modest decline in exports.

 

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