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What to Know About the American Released By Cuba

Alan Gross was convicted of espionage in Cuba while working as a U.S. contractor

Huawei, Competing with Apple, Strikes a Similar Tune

Chinese smartphone makers are often accused of imitating the look of Apple’s iPhones. Now one appears to be imitating the spirit -- or at least the music -- of Apple’s TV commercials.

Captive Audience: IKEA Lures Sleepers With Showroom in Beijing Airport

Chinese shoppers have long enjoyed sleeping in IKEA’s stores. So the Swedish furniture giant is giving them a new place to rest their heads: Terminal Three, Beijing International Airport.

China No. 1 for Jailed Journalists, Group Says

Chinese President Xi Jinping used a New Year’s Day address last January to call on society to burnish the nation’s image and cited mass media among those holding a duty to display the country’s charm to the world. But 2014 was anything...Show More Summary

China’s Currency Catch-22: The Dollar Isn’t All That Matters

The Chinese yuan has depreciated against the dollar this year. Against the Japanese yen, the euro, and the British pound, it’s another story.

Benefits of Cheaper Oil Not Trickling Down to Asia’s Consumers

The economic boost from falling global oil prices is being blunted in Asia as governments in the region use the decline to boost state coffers instead of passing savings on to consumers through cheaper gasoline.

As China’s Economy Slows, So Too Does Growth in Workers’ Wages

Growth in minimum-wage levels across China appeared to have slowed this year, amid low inflation rates and a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy, a labor watchdog says.

Taliban Attack in Pakistan Prompts Cross-Border Solidarity From India

Indian schools join lawmakers in observing two minutes of silence after #IndiawithPakistan trends on Twitter

China’s Closed Cities Threaten Population Goals, Report Says

Despite China’s efforts to ease decades-old curbs on the movements of its rural population, the world’s most populous country could see its ranks of internal migrants swell to dangerous levels over the next decade, a new research report says.

A Former U.S. Marine Imprisoned In Iran Has Gone On Hunger Strike

Dual U.S.-Iranian citizen Amir Hekmati was sentenced to 10 years for espionage

Picture China: Winter Training, Subzero Weather, Thread Sculpting

The day's China news in pictures: Guards train outdoors amid temperatures of -30 Celsius, cyclists ride along a street in subzero weather, a sculptist builds decorations with lacquer threads and more.

Tencent Adds Sony to Growing List of Foreign Content Partners

Tencent Holdings Ltd. ’s latest deal with Sony Music Entertainment highlights the larger battle unfolding among China’s Internet giants to control the country’s potentially lucrative market for online entertainment.

A Contrivance of an Alliance

The U.S. is largely flying solo when it comes to attacking ISIS

China’s Corruption Fight Inseparable from Economic Reform

It remains to be seen whether China's aggressive anti-graft drive can pave the way for the extensive economic reforms that the party has committed to pursue. If not, corruption will continue to plague China for the foreseeable futur...

Putin Watches Russian Economy Collapse Along With His Stature

The plummeting ruble may force the Russian president to rethink his adventures abroad

Pakistan’s War With the Taliban May Be About to Get Worse

It's not clear if the massacre of at least 132 school children means the Taliban has weakened or remains strong

North Korea Calls for U.N. Probe of CIA ‘Torture Crimes’

North Korea's UN representative decried CIA interrogations as "the gravest human rights violations in the world."

Russia’s Currency Keeps on Crashing

Ruble crashes another 8% despite emergency 6.5% percent rate hike, while contagion starts to spread

More Than 126 Killed in Taliban Attack on School

Pakistani troops are still trying to eliminate the gunmen and rescue students

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