| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I usually don't like to report on those "best" or "least expensive" city or airport stories. I figure that if you really want to visit the Louvre, the fact that Albuquerque is less expensive or Seoul has a better airport is irrelevant. But once in a while...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:39 PM
BEIJING — In 1957, when he was nearly 50 years old, Run Run Shaw made a grand bet on his movie dreams. He bought 46 acres of hilly land in a remote part of Hong Kong — paying the British colonial government just 45 cents per square foot...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:15 PM
SAN DIEGO - A second Navy officer was charged Wednesday with accepting bribes to steer lucrative work to a Singapore-based firm that provides services to ships in the Asia-Pacific region.
Cmdr. Jose Luis Sanchez is the fifth person charged in the...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It makes for an unlikely combination: some of Hollywood's biggest stars rubbing up against relative obscurities from the international festival circuit. Yet that's exactly what happens each year at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, which has...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:30 AM
It's fitting that HBO Asia's first original series is a reflection of the region itself, featuring a story that walks a multicultural line, careful not to offend while at the same time relevant and entertaining enough to play to the different audiences...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:44 AM
An autopsy is pending for a USC student who was found dead over the weekend in his off-campus apartment.
Thu Yain "Roy" Kyaw, a 22-year-old sophomore from Singapore in the Marshall School of Business, was found dead in his bed Sunday night, said Sara...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:30 AM
HONG KONG - In an extraordinary turnaround, a Singapore Appeals Court has slashed to less than $1 million the financial award made to Malaysia's Astro group its long-running pay-TV dispute with Indonesia's Lippo conglomerate. In an earlier arbitration...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Singapore's Media Development Authority has banned extra-marital dating website Ashley Madison. It said that its content is objectionable.
The Canadian-owned site, which promotes itself with the tagline "Life is short, have an affair," was established by...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Indie comedy "American Ultra," starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, has picked up traction at the American Film Market with multiple market sales for Asia.
Apsara Distribution, IM Global's pan-Asian rights buying and distribution division,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:05 PM
SAN DIEGO — Eager to strengthen its ties with the U.S., the government of Thailand agreed not to charge for use of its docks and wharves when three Navy ships arrived in 2010 for a multi-nation exercise at sea.
So when a bill arrived weeks later...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:25 AM
A record 76 movies will vie for the 2014 foreign-language Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday, and the race looks to be wide open. Yet even as the narrowing-down to five final nominees has barely begun, the seemingly...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:57 AM
As President Obama travels to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the one-day summit is expected to focus partly on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an ambitious 12-nation trade...