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Carli Lloyd scores 5 goals, US women rout Paraguay 9-0

Sep. 16, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carli Lloyd scored a career-high five goals and the United States routed Paraguay 9-0 on Thursday in the national team's first game since the Olympics. The Americans won the bronze medal in Tokyo, a somewhat disappointing finish for the defending World...

Jade Carey goes from winning gold to hitting the books

Sep. 16, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Jade Carey is finally embarking on her freshman year at Oregon State, after taking a somewhat winding route to Corvallis. Then again, the 21-year-old Olympic gold medalist is used to taking the nontraditional path. After...

Nuclear submarine deal will reshape Indo-Pacific relations

Sep. 16, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S., Britain and Australia have announced they're forming a new security alliance that will help equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. The alliance will see a reshaping of relations in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. Here's what it might...

Japan exports slow as supply chain hiccups hit factories

Sep. 16, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

Japan’s exports rose 26% in August from a year earlier, preliminary data released Thursday showed, below analysts’ forecasts, as supply chain disruptions hit manufacturers. The 6.6 trillion yen ($60 billion) in exports compared with 5.2 trillion yen a year earlier,...

Asian shares mostly lower on lackluster China, Japan data

Sep. 15, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

Stocks were mostly lower in Asia on Thursday after Japan and China released data that were weaker than expected. Shares fell in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul but rose in Sydney. Japan reported that its exports rose 26.2% in August from a year...

Kim Jong Un's sister warns of 'destruction' of S.Korean ties

Sep. 15, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday criticized South Korea's president and threatened a “complete destruction” of bilateral relations after both countries tested ballistic missiles hours apart. The launches...

Taiwan drills military as concerns over China grow

Sep. 15, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

JIADONG, Taiwan (AP) — The F-16 screeched across the sky Wednesday before landing on a highway cut through pineapple fields in southwestern Taiwan to refuel quickly and take off again. The Taiwanese military exercise envisioned a Chinese attack taking out the island's...

Seoul says 2 missiles launched by North Korea were ballistic, Japan says they landed outside Japanese economic waters

Sep. 15, 2021 00:34 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul says 2 missiles launched by North Korea were ballistic, Japan says they landed outside Japanese economic waters.

Asian stocks follow Wall St lower amid growth concerns

Sep. 15, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street down on Wednesday after U.S. inflation was lower than expected amid unease about the impact of the spread of the coronavirus's delta variant. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all retreated, giving up the...

Japan, US, S. Korea urge N. Korea to return to arms talks

Sep. 14, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Senior diplomats from Japan, the United States and South Korea urged North Korea on Tuesday to return to talks over its missile and nuclear development, a day after it announced it successfully tested new long-range cruise missiles, indicating an advancement of its military...