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Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy is trapped in thick Antarctic ice, 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Australasian Antarctic Expedition/Footloose Fotography, Andrew Peacock)

Icebound ship in Antarctica edges closer to rescue

SYDNEY (AP) — A ship that has been trapped in thick Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve was nearing rescue on Friday, after a Chinese icebreaker named the Snow Dragon drew close to the icebound vessel. […]

12/27/2013

Chinese employees cheer a customer after he bought a new iPhone at an Apple store in Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Apple lands elusive iPhone deal with China Mobile

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long-sought deal to sell the iPhone through China Mobile should enable Apple to boost its profits and build customer loyalty in an important, growing market. China Mobile, the world’s largest […]

12/23/2013

Money traders work under screens in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Optimism over US economy shores up markets

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Growing optimism over the U.S. economy helped shore up global markets Monday despite tensions in China’s credit markets. Germany’s DAX and the main U.S. indexes all struck record highs, albeit on a […]

12/23/2013

This photo released by Zoo Atlanta on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 shows twin panda cubs born Monday to the zoo's resident giant panda Lun Lun, the first twin pandas born in the United States since 1987, zoo spokeswoman Keisha Hines announced. (AP Photo/Zoo Atlanta, Adam K. Thompson)

3 young pandas at Atlanta zoo are female, not male

ATLANTA (AP) — Genetic testing has revealed that three young giant pandas born at Atlanta’s zoo that were thought to be males are actually females. Zoo Atlanta spokeswoman Keisha Hines says an examination that was […]

12/13/2013

Money traders work under screens in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Stocks take breather after Wall Street hits record

LONDON (AP) — World stocks edged lower Tuesday as investors took a breather after Wall Street hit another record high this week, and on expectations the Federal Reserve will cut its monetary stimulus. After closing […]

12/10/2013

Theodore H. Moran  (AP Photo/The Peterson Institute for International Economics)

Chinese firm paid US gov’t intelligence adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology […]

12/06/2013

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, chats with his Chinese counterpart Li Yuanchao before heading to their luncheon at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)

Biden spotlights China treatment of US journalists

BEIJING (AP) — Casting a spotlight on China’s controls on the media, Vice President Joe Biden met with U.S. journalists working in Beijing Thursday after publicly criticizing how they’re treated by China’s government. Closing a […]

12/05/2013

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and U.S Vice President Joe Biden at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Lintao Zhang, Pool)

China gives no ground to Biden in air zone dispute

BEIJING (AP) — Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China’s contentious new air defense zone, with no indication of progress toward defusing a […]

12/04/2013

Martin Bashir (Photo by Nick Wass/Invision/AP, File)

Bashir leaves MSNBC over inflammatory remarks

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC host Martin Bashir resigned from the network Wednesday, nearly three weeks after making graphic remarks on his show about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. “I deeply regret” the comments, Bashir […]

12/04/2013

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, is welcomed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prior to their talks at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Toru Yamanaka, Pool)

US voices solidarity with Japan on China air spat

TOKYO (AP) — Seeking to soothe an anxious ally, the U.S. voiced solidarity with Japan on Tuesday against China’s claim to airspace over disputed islands, vowing not to tolerate the aggressive move as U.S. Vice […]

12/03/2013

Chinese director Zhang Yimou during a photo call for his film "The Flowers of War" at the 62nd edition of the Berlinale, International Film Festival in Berlin. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Star Chinese director admits defying 1-child rule

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese director Zhang Yimou has admitted flouting his country’s strict family planning rules by having three children with his wife, but rejected rumors that he had fathered seven children with several women. […]

12/01/2013

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US bombers cross China’s claimed air defense zone

The airspace over some uninhabited islands that are controlled by Japan but claimed by China is the subject of heightened tension this morning between the US and China. Lisa and Phil spoke with AP’s National […]

11/27/2013

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