• Trump’s cheeseburger in Japan still drawing lines

    TOKYO (AP) — Haruyuki Sano traveled 1 ½ hours for a taste of the same cheeseburger President Donald Trump ate with the Japanese prime minister during his visit last week.

  • ASEAN shuns mention of China’s new islands, arbitration loss

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asian nations avoided mention Thursday of China’s construction of islands in the South China Sea and a U.N.-linked arbitration ruling that invalidated Beijing’s claims in the disputed waters in the latest show of China’s regional clout.

  • Rohingya woman in Bangladesh helps others flee Myanmar

    KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Zahida Begum doesn’t remember her home village, a tiny speck amid the mountains and forests of Myanmar. She was only 18 months old when her mother smuggled her across the Naf River on a fishing boat, carrying her into Bangladesh, among hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya fleeing persecution in their home country.

  • WADA decision harms Russia’s hopes for Winter Olympics

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency placed Russia’s fate for the upcoming Winter Olympics on perilous ground, refusing to reinstate the country’s suspended anti-doping operation while Russia remained insistent the government is not to blame.

  • Amid global electric-car buzz, Toyota bullish on hydrogen

    TOYOTA, Japan (AP) — At a car factory in this city named after Toyota, the usual robots with their swinging arms are missing. Instead, workers intently fit parts into place by hand with craftsmanship-like care.

  • Asian stocks, oil prices steady

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly firm on Thursday and oil prices were steady, despite a second straight day of losses on Wall Street overnight. But analysts said it was too early to say risk sentiment was back after a day of heavy losses in Asia. Other than on-going worries about the prospect of the U.S. tax reform plan and the pace of the Federal Reserve’s rate hike, there were little market-moving headlines.

  • 3 UCLA basketball players apologize for shoplifting in China

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three UCLA basketball players detained for shoplifting at three high-end stores in China publicly apologized Wednesday before coach Steve Alford announced they were being suspended indefinitely.

  • 3 UCLA freshman suspended indefinitely upon returning from China, where they were detained on suspicion of shoplifting

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — 3 UCLA freshman suspended indefinitely upon returning from China, where they were detained on suspicion of shoplifting.

  • Pharrell Williams sounds warning about climate change

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Pharrell Williams is using music to sound the warning about climate change.

  • Trump asks whether UCLA players will thank him for release

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking whether three UCLA basketball players released from detention in China will thank him.