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A diver demonstrates during a grand opening ceremony of Tokyo Aquatics Center Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Tokyo. The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee held the grand opening ceremony Saturday at the aquatics center, planned to host Olympic artistic swimming, diving and swimming and Paralympics swimming events in 2021. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Olympic swim venue ready and now comes hard part: COVID-19

Oct. 24, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo opened its new Olympic swimming venue on Saturday, and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike pointed out that it was finished eight months ago, just weeks before the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year by the coronavirus. “We have now completed all the new venues,” Koike...

World Athletics President Sebastian Coe wearing a protective face mask inspects at the National Stadium, the main stadium of Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, in Tokyo Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)

Coe supports athletes' right to take knee on Olympic podium

Oct. 8, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Dressed in a blue suit and speaking in a light drizzle, Sebastian Coe stood at the edge of the track at Tokyo’s new National Stadium on Thursday and repeated his support for the right of athletes to advocate for social or racial justice at next year's postponed Olympics. Coe spoke out...

People walk past a screen showing the news report that President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Tokyo. President Trump said Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, just a month before the presidential election and after having spent much of the last year largely downplaying the threat of the virus. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Trump COVID infection thrusts world in uncharted territory

Oct. 2, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — News that the world’s most powerful man was infected with the world’s most notorious disease dominated screens large and small, drawing shock, sympathy and some barbs for President Donald Trump. The outpouring from world leaders and flagging markets Friday left little doubt that...

This Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, satellite image released by NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) shows Tropical Storm Dolphin moving northbound toward Japan's Pacific coast. Japan's Meteorological Agency reports that the storm could reach Japan later his week. (NASA via AP)

Storm heads to Tokyo area, residents urged to prepare early

Sep. 23, 2020 3:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A tropical storm in the Pacific Ocean is slowly approaching the Tokyo region Wednesday, and officials are urging residents to take precautions early from expected heavy rain and gusts. Tropical Storm Dolphin headed north over waters south of the Hachijo island, packing sustained winds of up...

An employee wearing a face mask and face shield stands to guide passengers to maintain a one-way walk flow as a precaution against the coronavirus at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: South Korea stays in downward infection trend

Sep. 10, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s daily count of new coronavirus cases is under 200 for a ninth straight day, continuing a downward trend in fresh infections for the country. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday the 176 cases added in the previous 24 hours took the...

A health worker takes a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 at an urban health centre in Ahmedabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. India's coronavirus cases are now the second-highest in the world and only behind the United States. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Asia Today: India has record spike of 95K new virus cases

Sep. 10, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported another record spike of 95,735 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours as the virus spreads beyond its major cities. According to the Health Ministry, the number of people known to be infected in India reached 4,465,863 on Thursday. It has the second-highest caseload...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows during a press conference at the prime minister official residence in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, says he’s resigning because a chronic illness has resurfaced. (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP)

Abe says 'gut wrenching' resignation leaves goals unfinished

Aug. 29, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said he is stepping down because a chronic health problem has resurfaced. He told reporters Friday that it was “gut wrenching” to leave many of his goals unfinished. Abe has had ulcerative colitis since he was a teenager and...