International

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan's foreign ministry has confirmed a report that a former tycoon wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud was killed in a car accident in California. He had been hiding for years in the United States. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Eleanor Wang on...
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. For the millions of foreign workers drawn by brighter job prospects, it can have a far-darker side if they find...
BEIJING (AP) — A 28-year-old transgender man who goes by the name of "Mr. C" has become the public face of the fight for job equality in China, where sexual and gender minorities are only beginning to emerge from virtual invisibility. The man, who keeps his real name secret to...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Amnesty International said Tuesday that more than 1.2 million Afghans have been forced to flee their homes due to violence in the past three years and urged the Kabul government and the international community to tackle the country's growing crisis of...
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Zhong Guoyan sifted through piles of fish at a Wal-Mart in Shenzhen, one of China's largest cities. She studied the fins, to make sure they were bright red and firm. She peered at the eyeballs — were they bulging? "I like when the products are fresh, and...
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Zhong Guoyan sifted through piles of fish at a Wal-Mart in Shenzhen, one of China's largest cities. She studied the fins, to make sure they were bright red and firm. She peered at the eyeballs — were they bulging? "I like when the products are fresh, and...
At the store in Shanghai, signs promote "everyday low prices," along with temporary promotions — similar to what Wal-Mart does. But this isn't an outpost of the world's largest retailer. It's an RT-Mart, a branch of a chain that is doing better in China than Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart...
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Wal-Mart's Sam's Club took a gamble in China almost two years ago. It changed the way it sells meat and fish, putting them in packages instead of letting Chinese shoppers physically inspect cuts of meat or live fish in tanks the way they're used to. The...
SHANGHAI (AP) — Wal-Mart's tiny warehouse in eastern Shanghai doesn't look like much. But it's a key part of the company's strategy to win over grocery customers in China who are fast heading online. Inside, on a recent visit, a reporter found six-packs of toilet paper and...