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Asian shares fall in muted trading ahead of Fed meeting

Jan. 30, 2023 23:05 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly fell in muted trading Tuesday as investors awaited decisions on interest rates and earnings reports from around the world. Traders were awaiting the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates, expected on Wednesday. They are also watching...

Sam Mewis unlikely to play for US at World Cup after surgery

Jan. 30, 2023 17:11 PM EST

Midfielder Sam Mewis has undergone a second knee surgery and is unlikely to be available to play for the United States at the Women's World Cup this summer. Mewis, who also plays for the Kansas City Current in the National Women's Soccer League, first had surgery on her right knee...

Japan, Greece step up security ties as 'strategic partners'

Jan. 30, 2023 10:58 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his Greek counterpart, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, agreed on Monday to strengthen their security, defense and economic ties and pledged to cooperate in responding to Russia's invasion of Ukraine and other threats in Europe and Asia. ...

Japan firm opens whale meat vending machines to push sales

Jan. 28, 2023 05:05 AM EST

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — A Japanese whaling operator, after struggling for years to promote its products amid protests from conservationists, has found a new way to cultivate clientele and bolster sales: whale meat vending machines. The Kujira (Whale) Store, an unmanned outlet that...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Jan. 27, 2023 03:27 AM EST

Jan. 20-26, 2023 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Hiro Komae in Tokyo. Follow AP visual journalism: ...

Asian shares edge higher, tracking Wall Street rally

Jan. 26, 2023 22:32 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares advanced Friday, tracking a rally on Wall Street following reports suggesting the economy and corporate profits may be doing better than feared. In Tokyo, data showed the core consumer price index was up 4.3%, slightly higher than expected at 4.2%, and...

Japan launches intel satellite to watch N. Korea, disasters

Jan. 26, 2023 04:14 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan successfully launched a rocket Thursday carrying a government intelligence-gathering satellite on a mission to watch movements at military sites in North Korea and improve natural disaster response. The H2A rocket, launched by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.,...

Wall Street ends mixed after erasing a big morning loss

Jan. 25, 2023 16:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Another roller-coaster day left Wall Street essentially where it began on Wednesday, after stocks veered on worries about how badly a slowing economy will hit corporate profits. The S&P 500 finished virtually unchanged, but only after it tumbled to a morning...

Asia shares trading mixed, China markets closed for holidays

Jan. 24, 2023 23:23 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street indexes finished little changed as investors awaited earnings results from major global companies. Shares rose in Tokyo and Seoul, but fell in Sydney. Markets were closed in Hong Kong and Shanghai for Lunar New Year...

Dream acquires G Allisha Gray from Wings for 1st-round picks

Jan. 21, 2023 15:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Dream have acquired Olympic gold-medalist Allisha Gray in a trade that sent a pair of first-round picks to the Dallas Wings. The deal announced Saturday gives the Wings the No. 3 overall pick in this year's draft, along with the Dream's first-round pick...