Fijian leader urges Australia to do more on climate change

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Fiji's prime minister has used a state visit to urge Australia to take more ambitious actions to slash greenhouse gas emissions. Voreqe Bainimarama said in...

Asian markets mixed as oil prices surge

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after crude prices surged following an attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil processing facility. Hong Kong's benchmark tumbled 1%...

Popularity of NBA in China seems to create endless options

BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working wit...

Volkswagen to pay up to $87 million in Australia for scandal

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Volkswagen and a law firm say the German automaker has agreed to pay up to 127 million Australian dollars ($87 million) to settle an Australian class action stemming from it...

Some of rugby's best missing from first World Cup in Asia

The phone call was short. "I don't have long conversations with a lot of people," Owen Franks says with a rueful laugh. Even phone calls with New Zealand coach Steve Hansen, under wh...

Canberra kept quiet knowledge that China hacked Australian Parliament, political parties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China was reportedly responsible for a series of cyber-attacks on the Australian government earlier this year, according to a Reuters report published on Monday (Sept. 16)...

Nadal to open in ATP Cup in Perth; Djokovic on east coast

SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal will start his 2020 season on the opposite side of Australia to Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer when he leads Spain in a group-stage qualifier in Perth i...

England beats Australia in 5th test, Ashes series ends 2-2

LONDON (AP) — England has beaten Australia by 135 runs in the fifth and final Ashes test at the Oval to draw the series 2-2. Australia had already retained the urn as holder but was ...

Global Forecast-Asia

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FIBA will look to ease travel burdens at 2023 World Cup

BEIJING (AP) — FIBA will look at adjusting travel demands on teams at the next World Cup, after this tournament in China led to many complaints about the distances that nations participating in the kn...

France beat Australia 67-59 for bronze medal at World Cup

BEIJING (AP) — France defeated Australia 67-59 on Sunday to take the third-place game in the World Cup. It was France's second straight bronze medal in the event and matches its best finish. ...

DPP lawmaker lobbies for Taiwan to join Pacific military exercises

Wang Ting-yu (王定宇), convener of the Legislature's Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee, said Saturday that the Unites States should invite Taiwan to participate in the upcoming multi-nat...

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TOP STORIES: SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP Manchester City's defense of the English Premier League title is already in trouble. Hapless defensive errors helped Norwich beat ...