- HK leader: Room to discuss election committee
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader says his government won't let the public nominate candidates to succeed him, as thousands of protesters demand, but there's room to discuss how to form a key committee that would pick candidates.
- China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.
- World stocks take China slowdown in stride
TOKYO (AP) — European stocks were higher and Asian markets meandered Tuesday after China's third quarter growth report pointed to a gradual rather than sharp economic slowdown.
- Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week.
- US urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is urging Japan to be bolder in opening its markets to help reach a deal on a pan-Pacific trade agreement.