• Moody’s cuts China credit rating over rising debt

    BEIJING (AP) — The Moody’s ratings agency on Wednesday cut China’s credit rating due to surging debt, prompting a protest by Beijing and highlighting challenges faced by Communist leaders as they overhaul a slowing economy.

  • The Latest: Ethiopia’s PM hails Tedros election as WHO chief

    GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the World Health Organization’s new chief (all times local):

  • AP Exclusive: Outgoing WHO head practiced art of appeasement

    LONDON (AP) — As the World Health Organization struggled to coordinate vaccine production during the 2009 swine flu pandemic, its director-general met with Vladimir Putin, then Russia’s prime minister, during an official visit to Moscow.

  • Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

    BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

  • China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor

    BEIJING (AP) — Commercial development of the globe’s huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as “combustible ice” has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines.

  • Asian shares mostly lower on Trump, Brazil worries

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Friday as investor worries remained about the U.S. political turmoil over an investigation into possible Russian coordination with President Donald Trump’s campaign.

  • Asian funerals go green, high-tech at Hong Kong trade fair

    HONG KONG (AP) — Death is inevitable but it doesn’t have to be bad for the environment.

  • Asian stocks slide as Trump’s mounting woes rattle investors

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock benchmarks skidded lower Thursday following Wall Street’s worst day in months as Washington’s political chaos made investors more nervous about risky assets and the outlook for President Donald Trump’s business-friendly proposals.

  • Chinese pitcher Gong agrees to deal with Pirates

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chinese pitcher Hai-Cheng Gong has agreed to a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.