Global stocks rattled by Ebola case in New York
24 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
China's top diplomat to visit Vietnam again amid sea dispute
24 Oct 2014 | 3:34 am
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top diplomat will visit Vietnam next week, China said on Friday, five months after he last visited during a period of tension over a Chinese oil drilling rig working in part of the South China Sea both countries claim. State Councillor Yang Jiechi, who outranks the foreign minister, will arrive in Vietnam on Monday for meetings with Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, China's foreign ministry said in a statement. The two would discuss "Sino-Vietnam bilateral cooperation", the ministry said. It did not elaborate. ...
Aussie Murdaca leads Asia-Pacific amateur
24 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Antonio Murdaca of Australia shot a 4-under 68 to lead the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship after two rounds by a shot from compatriot and overnight leader Todd Sinnott on Friday.
China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank
24 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
BEIJING (AP) — Twenty-one Asian nations signed on to a China-driven initiative Friday to create a new international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary and potentially damaging rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.
Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot
24 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.
Old guard v new; Al Hilal v Wanderers in ACL final
24 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
Former Japan PM Fukuda to meet China's Xi next week: source
24 Oct 2014 | 2:51 am
By Yuko Yoshikawa TOKYO (Reuters) - Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next Wednesday in Beijing, a source familiar with the matter said, setting the stage for a possible meeting between the leaders of Japan and China in November. Expectations have been growing in Japan for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to meet Xi for an ice-breaking chat next month on the sidelines of a gathering of Asia-Pacific leaders in Beijing. ...
Wanderers in fairytale run to AFC Champions League final
24 Oct 2014 | 2:39 am
This year's AFC Champions League final has set up a contest between the competition's newest team and the continent's most decorated side for the title of Asia's best football club. Formed just two years ago, Australia's Western Sydney Wanderers are just a step away from lifting the continental title and earning a spot in the FIFA Club World Cup after a fairytale lead into Saturday's first leg at home. The Wanderers have knocked out several top sides, including defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande of China in the quarter-finals and 2013 runners-up FC Seoul of South Korea in the semi-finals. Western Sydney are looking to become the first Australian club to lift the title, but standing in their way in the final are Saudi Arabian giants Al Hilal.
Foreign policy question mark over Indonesia leader
24 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The remarkable rise of Indonesia's new president has captured popular imagination at home and won praise internationally, but Joko "Jokowi" Widodo still needs to prove his foreign policy prowess. The U.S. is looking for him to sustain Jakarta's role as a regional leader in Southeast Asia.
South Korea economic growth weakest in 5 quarters
23 Oct 2014 | 11:21 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's economic growth slowed to 3.2 percent in the third quarter, the lowest in five quarters, as weakness in exports and spending by companies offset the boost from government stimulus.
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