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Stock market today: Asian shares mostly higher after rebound on Wall St

May. 27, 2024 00:48 AM EDT

Asian shares were mostly higher on Monday after U.S. stocks bounced back from Wall Street’s worst day since April to finish higher for the week. U.S. futures slipped while oil prices advanced. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 0.3% to 38,758.96 and the Kospi in Seoul jumped...

Leaders of South Korea, China and Japan to resume trilateral meeting to revive cooperation

May. 26, 2024 20:22 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Leaders of South Korea, China and Japan were set to meet Monday for their first trilateral meeting in more than four years as they seek to improve long-complicated relations that are key to regional peace. No major breakthrough was expected during the...

South Korean, Chinese and Japanese leaders discuss cooperation, North Korea as they gather in Seoul

May. 26, 2024 07:55 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president reportedly called for a greater Chinese role in addressing concerns about North Korean nuclear threats during a meeting with the visiting Chinese premier on Sunday on the eve of a trilateral meeting involving Japan's leader. South...

The US defense secretary will visit Cambodia, one of China's closest allies, after regional talks

May. 25, 2024 06:05 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is scheduled to make an official visit to Cambodia, one of China's closest allies in Southeast Asia, after holding talks with his Chinese counterpart at an annual security conference in Singapore, officials said. A...

US Defense Secretary Austin expected to meet with Chinese counterpart in Singapore

May. 24, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is expected to meet with his Chinese counterpart, Admiral Dong Jun, at a major defense conference in Singapore next week, the Pentagon announced Friday. It will be the first meeting between the two defense leaders following a...

China sends dozens of warplanes and ships near Taiwan to show its anger over island's new leaders

May. 24, 2024 10:15 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan tracked dozens of Chinese warplanes and navy vessels off its coast on Friday, the second day of a large military exercise launched by Beijing to show its anger over the self-governing island's inauguration of new leaders who refuse to accept its insistence that Taiwan...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

May. 23, 2024 23:40 PM EDT

May 17-23, 2024 Taiwan’s new President Lai Ching-te and former President Tsai Ing-wen wave during Lai’s inauguration ceremonies in Taipei. A Shiite Muslim weeps as they hold photos of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and others leaders during a vigil in Srinagar, Indian-controlled...

Taiwan scrambles jets and puts missile, naval and land units on alert over China's military drills

May. 23, 2024 22:34 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan scrambled jets and put missile, naval and land units on alert Thursday over Chinese military exercises being conducted around the self-governing island democracy where a new president took office this week. China’s military said its two-day exercises...

Today in History: May 23, Bonnie and Clyde shot and killed

May. 23, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 23, the 144th day of 2024. There are 222 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 23, 1934, bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were shot to death in a police ambush in Bienville...

China sanctions US defense-related companies and executives over Russia, Taiwan

May. 22, 2024 12:18 PM EDT

BEIJING, China (AP) — China on Wednesday sanctioned 12 U.S. defense-related companies and 10 executives over arms sales to Taiwan in retaliation for earlier American sanctions on Chinese companies tied to Russia. The entities include units of Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, General...