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The Latest: Britain's Boris Johnson promises diverse Cabinet

Jul. 23, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Boris Johnson's victory in the race to become Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 11:01 p.m. Britain's prime minister-elect, Boris Johnson, is putting together his Cabinet, promising it will reflect the diversity of modern Britain. Johnson is due to take office...

S. Korea, Russia differ over warning shots fired at jets

Jul. 23, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots Tuesday after a Russian military plane twice violated South Korea's airspace off the country's eastern coast, Seoul officials said in an announcement that was quickly disputed by Russia. South Korea said three Russian...

1 forecast shows US topping medal table at Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 23, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — If the Tokyo Olympics were opening today, the United States would top the overall medal count and the gold-medal count. That's the forecast released Tuesday by Gracenote Sports, which supplies statistical analysis for sports leagues around the world. Simon Gleave, the head of sports analysis...

Global stocks rise on hopes for US-China trade talks

Jul. 23, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Tuesday on optimism over the potential re-opening of U.S.-China trade talks and despite heightened Middle East tensions. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested last week that trade envoys might meet in person following two rounds of phone conversations,...

The Latest: Japan protests to Russia, SKorea over airspace

Jul. 23, 2019 5:58 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on South Korea's firing of warning shots after Russian military planes allegedly entered its airspace (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Japan has protested to Russia for allegedly violating Japanese airspace and to South Korea for firing warning shots there. South Korea said...

Colonial-era Korean laborers want Mitsubishi compensation

Jul. 23, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Colonial-era Korean forced laborers launched a legal step Tuesday to get court approval for the sale of local assets of their former Japanese employer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which has refused to compensate the former workers. South Korea's Supreme Court last year ordered two...

Asian stocks rise on hopes for US-China trade talks

Jul. 23, 2019 3:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Tuesday on optimism over possible new U.S.-China talks despite concerns about rising Middle East tensions. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all climbed. Traders were encouraged by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's suggestion last week that...

Storm sponsor 3-on-3 team to help US qualify for Olympics

Jul. 23, 2019 2:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexis Peterson and her Force 10 teammates see themselves as the "Founding Mothers." They are the first group of women to be sponsored by a WNBA team to play 3-on-3 basketball. They hope it's just the beginning. The Seattle Storm ownership group put together a pilot program with Peterson,...

The Latest: UN's Guterres recalls IAEA head for 'equanimity'

Jul. 22, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on reaction to the death of Yukiya Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The secretary-general of the United Nations and the president of the U.N. General Assembly have joined other international leaders in praising the late director...

PHOTOS: Tokyo 2020 _ Japan's capital 1-year until Olympics

Jul. 22, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

The Summer Olympics will return to Tokyo next year for the first time since 1964. The world's best athletes will be on display, of course, but so will Japan's sprawling capital — a dense mix of the traditional and the eccentric. Small shrines and ancient temples nestle alongside gleaming towers and...