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World shares gain on upbeat comment on China-US trade talks

Oct. 21, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose after China's top trade negotiator said over the weekend that Beijing and Washington were making progress in trade talks. China's state-run Xinhua News Agency reported that Vice Premier Liu He told a conference in the southern city of Nanchang that the most recent trade...

Japan exports fall for 10th straight month in September

Oct. 21, 2019 5:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell for a 10th straight month in September as trade tensions between the U.S. and China hit demand for machinery and other manufacturing mainstays, the government said Monday. The Finance Ministry said the trade deficit in September totaled $1.1 billion, a third consecutive...

Asian shares mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, China trade

Oct. 21, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain's exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained nearly 0.3% in early trading to 22,548.07. South Korea's Kospi picked up 0.2% to 2,065.68, while Hong...

South Korean prosecutors seek arrest of ex-minister's wife

Oct. 20, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors said Monday they are seeking to arrest the wife of South Korea's former justice minister, who resigned last week amid allegations of financial crimes and academic fraud surrounding his family that sparked huge protests and dented the popularity of President Moon...

Thomas wins again at CJ Cup in South Korea

Oct. 20, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Justin Thomas pulled away from Danny Lee in the final hour and closed with a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges for the second time in two years. Thomas won for the 11th time on the PGA Tour and the second time in his last four starts. He was one shot...

Justin Thomas wins 11th PGA Tour event, 2nd in South Korea

Oct. 20, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Justin Thomas won his 11th PGA Tour event and his second in South Korea in three years with a final-round 5-under 67 and a two-stroke victory over South Korean-born New Zealander Danny Lee. Thomas and Lee made it mostly a two-man show Sunday at the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges....

Thomas, Lee tied for 3rd-round lead at CJ Cup in South Korea

Oct. 19, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Justin Thomas was looking at a three-stroke lead after three rounds at the CJ Cup with one hole to play Saturday, which would have set him up nicely for his second win in three years at South Korea's only PGA Tour event. But the 18th hole saw a big swing in the scoring at...

Seoul police up security after rally at US envoy residence

Oct. 19, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said Saturday they beefed up security at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul after a group of anti-American students used ladders to break into the compound. They were protesting demands by the Trump administration that South Korea pay more to help cover...

Top-ranked Koepka withdraws from CJ Cup with knee injury

Oct. 18, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Top-ranked Brooks Koepka withdrew from the PGA Tour's CJ Cup before the third round Saturday after aggravating a left knee injury a day earlier when he slipped on wet concrete. Playing his second event since stem cell treatment on the knee Aug. 25, Koepka shot a 3-over 75 on...

Justin Thomas takes 2-stroke after 2 rounds at CJ Cup

Oct. 18, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Justin Thomas shot a 9-under 63 Friday to take a two-stroke lead at the CJ Cup, putting himself in position to win his second PGA Tour event in South Korea in three years. Thomas, who won the inaugural CJ Cup in 2017, had a two-round total of 13-under 131 at Nine Bridges....