Posts Tagged Asia

Westwood takes early lead at Malaysian Open

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the lead at storm-affected Malaysian Open.

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Rosberg expects another tight race in Shanghai

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain adjusts his cap during the press conference ahead of Sunday's Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg expects another tight race with teammate Lewis Hamilton this weekend at the Chinese Grand Prix, although hopefully with a different ending.

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Brazil unveils $11 billion in ‘legacy’ budget

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian government officials announced Wednesday that almost $11 billion (24.1 billion Brazilian reals) will be spent on major transportation and environmental projects, which they argue are not related to holding the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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US stocks open higher; Yahoo soars in early trade

FILE- In this Friday, June 29, 2012, file photo Specialists Frank Masello, left, and John T. O'Hara work on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York shortly before the closing bell. World stock markets rose Wednesday April 16, 2014 as China's slowdown in the first quarter was less severe than expected.    (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data.

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If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

Relatives of Chinese passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines 370 wait in a room after walking out to protest the difficulties of communicating with Malaysian officials through video conferencing in Beijing, China, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BEIJING (AP) — Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.

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