French police close probe into Interpol disappearance

World 11/14/18, 11:35

French authorities say they have closed an investigation into the disappearance and subsequent detention in China of the former president of Interpol, and found no evidence to support his wife's claim that she got a threatening call in Chinese after ...

US panel warns against government purchase of Chinese tech

Tech 11/14/18, 09:16

A congressional advisory panel says the purchase of internet-linked devices manufactured in China leaves the United States vulnerable to security breaches that could put critical infrastructure at risk.The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission issued the warning Wednesday in a ...

Update: Southeast Asian-centered trade pact delayed

Asia & Pacific 11/14/18, 04:39

The Latest on the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, meeting this week in Singapore (all times local):5:35 p.m.Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says a final agreement on a Southeast Asian-centered free trade agreement will be ...

Xi’s latest promises of economic openness ring hollow

World 11/13/18, 21:44

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke at China’s first International Import Expo in Shanghai earlier this month, reiterating familiar promises that China will improve access to trade, facilitate investment, and protect intellectual property. He and President Donald Trump will meet to discuss outstanding trade ...

Internet traffic hijack disrupts Google services

Business 11/12/18, 21:17

An internet diversion that rerouted data traffic through Russia and China disrupted several Google services on Monday, including search and cloud-hosting services.Service interruptions lasted for nearly two hours and ended about 5:30 p.m. EST., network service companies said. In addition ...

World shares wobble ahead of US, Chinese economic data

Business 11/12/18, 05:26

Global markets were mixed Monday ahead of the release of economic data by the U.S. and China which could show the effects of a trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies.KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX lost 0.6 percent to 11,465.63 ...

Asia shares gain ahead of key data; oil recovers

Business 11/11/18, 23:34

Asian markets were mostly higher on Monday ahead of key economic data, such as industrial production figures from China and Japan later in the week.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.2 percent to 22,284.23. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.5 ...

China’s annual shopping frenzy shatters records again

Business 11/11/18, 01:02

Online shoppers spent more than $14 billion within the first two hours of China's annual buying frenzy on Sunday, once again breaking records as the consumer tradition enters its 10th year.The spending binge breaks from gloomy forecasts about the world's ...

Chinese leaders struggle to dispel stock market gloom

World 11/10/18, 20:26

China's leaders are trying to dispel stock market gloom and talk prices back up with promises of tax cuts and a media campaign led by its economic czar.The market benchmark plummeted 30 percent from January to mid-October. It has rebounded ...

China, US sparring continues over South China Sea

Politics 11/10/18, 01:34

China bluntly told the United States to stop sending ships and military aircraft close to islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, during talks that set the stage for a meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi ...

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