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The Latest: Canada's Trudeau extends travel restrictions

Apr. 20, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is extending travel restrictions that make it mandatory for air travelers to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense when they arrive in Canada. He’s also thanking the country’s two major airlines for extending a voluntary...

It's the 1 week of the year when PGA Tour is about 2 players

Apr. 20, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

PGA TOUR ZURICH CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANS Site: Avondale, Louisiana. Course: TPC Louisiana. Yardage: 7,425. Par: 72. Prize money: $7.4 million. Winner's share: TBA. Television:...

Asia Today: Indian opposition leader positive for COVID-19

Apr. 20, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rahul Gandhi, an opposition Congress party leader and scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi family, says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms. Gandhi, 50, said in a tweet on Tuesday that “All those who’ve been in contact...

Pandemic puts tulips, bluebells, cherry blossoms in hiding

Apr. 20, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

HALLE, Belgium (AP) — There is no stopping flowers when they bloom, blossoms when they burst. Unfortunately, people have been stopped from enjoying them these days. In pandemic times, when so much goes against the grain, some beauties of nature are no longer embraced...

Toshiba brushes off renewed push from CVC on acquisition bid

Apr. 20, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Toshiba Corp. on Tuesday brushed off a fresh missive from CVC Partners about the global fund’s proposal to acquire the Japanese manufacturer, though it stopped short of outright rejecting it. Toshiba said that a letter from CVC that it received Monday...

Japan says Chinese military likely behind cyberattacks

Apr. 20, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo police are investigating cyberattacks on about 200 Japanese companies and research organizations, including the country’s space agency, by a hacking group believed to be linked to the Chinese military, the government said Tuesday. Police have...

Osaka seeks virus emergency after ongoing alert steps fail

Apr. 20, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s western metropolis of Osaka has decided to ask the government to declare a state of emergency in the region after ongoing alert measures failed to control the spread of a more contagious coronavirus variant. Osaka Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura’s...

Asian stock markets mixed after Wall St decline

Apr. 20, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street was pulled lower by tech stock declines. Tokyo and Hong Kong retreated while Shanghai and Seoul gained. Overnight, Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index lost 0.5%. Banks,...

Japanese businessmen brighten makeup industry amid pandemic

Apr. 20, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has pushed many businesses in Japan to the edge of financial ruin, but Takumi Tezuka, who owns a makeup and hair salon for men in Tokyo, has seen his customer base expand. Japanese businessmen in their 40s, 50s and 60s who had...

Japan asks Myanmar junta to release arrested journalist

Apr. 19, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Monday it is asking Myanmar to release a Japanese journalist who was arrested by security forces in its largest city of Yangon the previous day. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told reporters that his government is asking...