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Indian tycoon Adani hit by more losses, calls for probe

Feb. 03, 2023 09:11 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Shares in troubled Adani Enterprises gyrated Friday, tumbling 30% and then rebounding after more than a week of heavy losses that have cost it tens of billions of dollars in market value. The company, the flagship of India’s second-largest conglomerate, canceled...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Feb. 02, 2023 21:00 PM EST

Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 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 Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo. Follow AP visual...

How the US is boosting military alliances to counter China

Feb. 02, 2023 16:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is expanding it military presence in Asia, in a string of moves aimed at countering Beijing and reassuring Indo-Pacific allies that America will stand with them against threats from China and North Korea. The U.S. actions stretch from Japan to the Solomon...

Saudi soccer influence grows by winning seat on FIFA Council

Feb. 01, 2023 09:15 AM EST

Saudi Arabia added to its influence in world soccer on Wednesday, winning a seat on the FIFA Council and then being confirmed as host of the 2027 Asian Cup. The election win at the Asian Football Confederation’s annual meeting followed Cristiano Ronaldo arrival last month to play...

China cancels Blue Bay tournament on LPGA Tour schedule

Jan. 31, 2023 20:53 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Blue Bay LPGA has been canceled for the third time in four years because of what the LPGA Tour described as ongoing COVID-19 matters. The decision came from the China Golf Association, which regulates golf in the country. The tour said it looked...

Adani $2.5B share sale pushes through amid fraud claims

Jan. 31, 2023 07:52 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The closely watched $2.5 billion share sale launched by Asia’s richest man, Gautam Adani, was fully subscribed on Tuesday, bucking expectations after a turbulent week in which the conglomerate’s shares plunged in a tussle with a U.S. short seller. By the time...

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: ...

IOC seeks pathway to let Russians compete at Paris Olympics

Jan. 25, 2023 17:21 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The IOC made clear Wednesday it wants Russians to compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics as neutral athletes, in defiance of Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s call to exclude them entirely. Citing a “unifying mission” during a time of war, the International...

FAO: Rising prices, food insecurity add to ranks of hungry

Jan. 24, 2023 01:14 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Growing numbers of people in Asia lack enough to eat as food insecurity rises with higher prices and worsening poverty, according to a report released Tuesday by the Food and Agricultural Organization and other United Nations agencies. Nearly a half-billion people,...

Lunar New Year tourism hopes fizzle as Chinese stay home

Jan. 19, 2023 22:08 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week’s Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere. From the beaches of Bali to Hokkaido’s powdery ski slopes, the hordes of Chinese...