By Tom Krisher and Marley Jay NEW YORK (AP) — The value of stocks, crude oil and the European currency were expected to fall over the week amid investors’ worry about what the recent Paris terror attacks might do to consumer confidence and key parts of the global economy. The public nature of the targets […]
Fast-growing Asian aviation confronts safety challenges
By Kelvin Chan Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — For Asia’s aviation industry, the growing pains have just begun. A year of disasters, the disappearance of Flight 370 and financial turbulence highlight the challenges confronting the world’s biggest air travel market, where governments, regulators and airlines are struggling to keep up after a decade of […]
Scholar and journalist tried in closed hearings
By Erica Kinetz Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Closed-door court hearings of a prominent journalist and a noted minority scholar held on Friday were sharply criticized for violating due process and chilling freedom of expression as Chinese authorities tighten oversight of public speech.
Bangladesh trade privileges suspended over safety
By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama announced June 27 the suspension of U.S. trade privileges for Bangladesh because of concerns over labor rights and worker safety that intensified after hundreds died there in the global garment industry’s worst accident earlier this year.
Myanmar president frees prisoners ahead of visit to US
By Aye Aye Win The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s president pardoned at least 20 political prisoners on May 17, just ahead of a historic state visit to the United States that will highlight the two sides’ improved relations brought about by the former pariah nation’s democratic reforms.
China, US file trade cases against each other
By Joe McDonald THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING, CHINA (AP) — China filed a World Trade Organization case on Monday, Sept. 17, challenging U.S. anti-dumping measures on billions of dollars of kitchen appliances, paper, and other goods, adding to worsening trade strains as global demand weakens.
Myanmar reforms leave political prisoners behind
By Todd Pitman The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — In a remote prison in northwest Myanmar, Aye Aung wakes up each day as he has for nearly 14 years — alone in a dark cell on a wooden plank, a prisoner of conscience all but forgotten by the world.
India licenses generic copy of patented Bayer cancer drug
By Katy Daigle The Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — India effectively ended Bayer’s monopoly on a patented cancer drug last Monday, licensing a much cheaper generic under a unique law aimed at keeping costs affordable. In a decision likely to upset Western pharmaceuticals, the patent office approved Natco Pharma Ltd.’s application to produce the […]
Signs of China’s economic slow-down add to dim global outlook
By Elaine Kurtenbach The Associated Press SHANGHAI (AP) — Signs that the powerhouse Chinese economy is slowing have spooked global markets and sharpened fears that the world economy will not escape another recession, so much so that a small, preliminary survey of Chinese manufacturers contributed to a global stock market plunge this week.
Commentary: In the whaling debate, consider empirical justification over illogical fallacies
The current whaling debate is one that is perpetually heated, and one that will be around for quite some time. Among the many political and emotional maelstroms