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Romania to vote for new leader; corruption ignored

Romania to vote for new leader; corruption ignored

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new leader as President Traian Basescu steps down after 10 years. Prime …

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Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide

Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities are warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away …

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2 boys sue govt, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370

2 boys sue govt, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flig…

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Japan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus

Japan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japan's stock index surged 5 percent to the highest level since late 2007 and the yen slid against the dollar Friday…

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Afghan leader references Taliban at Beijing

Afghan leader references Taliban at Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Afghanistan's new president invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday, an …

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Court upholds death verdicts in slashing attack

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Friday upheld the death sentences of three men convicted of organizing the brutal knife attack that killed 3…

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US and Australia drop sanctions against Fiji

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. and Australia have removed sanctions against Fiji following democratic elections last month in the Sou…

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Japan expands stimulus to spur recovery

Japan expands stimulus to spur recovery

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move Friday to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 economy.

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AP Interview: Dissident forced to leave Vietnam

AP Interview: Dissident forced to leave Vietnam

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents said he was asked to sign a form seeking a pardon for spreading "propaganda agai…

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Myanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

Myanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president held talks Friday that for the first time brought together opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi an…

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Hong Kong protesters: Images of determination

Hong Kong protesters: Images of determination

HONG KONG (AP) — On the evening of Sept. 28, Hong Kong police struggling to hold back thousands of democracy protesters unleashed dozens of ro…

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AP PHOTOS: Program gives disabled Venezuelans hope

AP PHOTOS: Program gives disabled Venezuelans hope

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Juan Carlos Marron is among a small group of young disabled Venezuelans who are finding hope for future independence…

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Hong Kong activists mull Beijing visit during APEC

Hong Kong activists mull Beijing visit during APEC

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student protest leaders are considering visiting Beijing while it hosts a major Asian summit next week to press the…

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Japan's central bank steps up asset purchases, expanding monetary easing to shore up growth

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank steps up asset purchases, expanding monetary easing to shore up growth.

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Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their fathe…

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Myanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

Myanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president held rare talks Friday with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and more than a dozen of the coun…

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Asia stocks gain after robust US growth report

Asia stocks gain after robust US growth report

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks climbed Friday after strong U.S. economic growth and upbeat earnings sent Wall Street higher. The dolla…

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Burkina Faso president won't resign after protests

Burkina Faso president won't resign after protests

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's longtime leader refused to resign Thursday in the face of violent protests that posed the grea…

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N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official

N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union's top human rights official to visit the country, but it thre…

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Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness

Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness

SINGAPORE (AP) — Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: Money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness, o…

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