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Asian shares mixed after US inflation jumps 5% in May

Jun. 11, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after the S&P 500 index notched another record high despite a surge in U.S. consumer prices in May. Shanghai fell, Tokyo was flat, while shares rose in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney. On...

Korean adoptee films pain of mother-child separations

Jun. 10, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Bringing her camera to a home for unwed mothers on South Korea’s Jeju island, Sun Hee Engelstoft anticipated an empowering story about young women keeping their babies. Instead, she ended up with a raw and unsettling documentary about how a...

Building collapse in South Korea kills 9, injures 8

Jun. 09, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A five-story building being demolished in southern South Korea collapsed on Wednesday, sending debris falling on a bus and killing nine people on board, officials said. Concrete from the collapsed building in the southern city of Gwangju fell...

Asian shares mixed as China reports jump in inflation

Jun. 09, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday after China reported a big jump in factory gate prices at a time when inflation is a top investor concern. Shares fell in Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney but rose in Shanghai and Hong Kong. China's producer price index,...

State media: Kim has plans to stabilize N. Korean economy

Jun. 08, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presented economic plans to senior ruling party officials before an upcoming meeting to review efforts to overcome hardships brought about by the pandemic, state media said Tuesday. The Korean Central News Agency...

Asian shares edge lower after mixed finish on Wall Street

Jun. 07, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks edged lower in Asia on Tuesday after a mixed finish on Wall Street, as investors weighed the risks of inflation against signs the recovery from the pandemic is gaining momentum. Benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai and were flat in...

Seoul court rejects slave labor claim against Japanese firms

Jun. 07, 2021 04:19 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Monday rejected a claim by dozens of World War II-era Korean factory workers and their relatives who sought compensation from 16 Japanese companies for their slave labor during Japan’s colonial occupation of Korea. The...

Seoul court rejects Koreans' claim for compensation from Japanese companies for slave labor during colonial occupation

Jun. 07, 2021 02:46 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul court rejects Koreans' claim for compensation from Japanese companies for slave labor during colonial occupation.

South Korea beats Turkmenistan 5-0 in World Cup qualifier

Jun. 06, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea resumed its World Cup qualifying campaign after 19 months with a 5-0 win over Turkmenistan on Saturday to move within sight of the third round. Bordeaux striker Hwang Ui-jo opened the scoring in Goyang after 10 minutes and Nam...

US qualifies for Olympic baseball; Todd Frazier HR, 4 hits

Jun. 05, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Todd Frazier and his American teammates celebrated, dousing each other as if they had won the World Series. “Playing for your country, it's the coolest thing in the world,” the 35-year-old third baseman said. The...