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UN report says that education, social safety nets vital for Asia to grow rich, cope with aging

May. 28, 2024 04:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — As economies in Asia and the Pacific slow and grow older, countries need to do more to ensure that workers get the education, training and social safety nets needed to raise incomes and ensure social equity, a United Nations report said Tuesday. The report by the...

China and Russia reaffirm their close ties as Moscow presses its offensive in Ukraine

May. 16, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday reaffirmed their “no-limits” partnership that has deepened as both countries face rising tensions with the West, and they criticized U.S. military alliances in Asia and the Pacific region. ...

He replaced Mickey Mantle. Now baseball's oldest living major leaguer, Art Schallock, is turning 100

Apr. 25, 2024 06:06 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Whether at home or on the road, Art Schallock would begin each day by taking the elevator down to the lobby and collecting the latest comic books for roommate Yogi Berra. “Every morning,” Schallock recalled, chuckling at the thought decades later. ...

2 Japanese navy helicopters crash in the Pacific Ocean during training, leaving 1 dead and 7 missing

Apr. 21, 2024 07:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Two Japanese navy helicopters carrying eight crew members crashed in the Pacific Ocean south of Tokyo during nighttime training in a possible collision, leaving one dead while rescuers on Sunday searched for seven others missing, the defense minister said. The two...