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2020 LPGA Schedule

Nov. 22, 2019 10:16 AM EST

Jan. 16-19 — Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Jan. 23-26 — Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, Boca Rio GC, Boca Raton, Fla. Feb. 6-9 — ISPS Handa Vic Open, 13th Beach GL, Barwon Heads, Australia. Feb. 13-16 — ISPS...

In reversal, Seoul to keep Japan military intelligence pact

Nov. 22, 2019 7:07 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a major policy reversal, South Korea said Friday it has decided to continue, at least temporarily, a 2016 military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan that it previously said it would terminate amid ongoing tensions over wartime history and trade. The announcement, made...

Germany wants ‘swift solution’ for lawyer detained in Turkey

Nov. 22, 2019 4:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister says he’ll raise with his Turkish counterpart the issue of a lawyer retained by the Germany embassy in Ankara who was arrested two months ago. Heiko Maas said Friday that Germany wants a “swift solution” and he plans to speak to Turkish...

The Latest: Japan resumes export control talks with S. Korea

Nov. 22, 2019 4:53 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the dispute between South Korea and Japan (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Japan says it will resume export control talks with South Korea after Seoul notified Tokyo that it will drop action against it at WTO. Japan’s Trade Ministry made the announcement Friday....

Japan says it will resume export control talks with South Korea after Seoul says it will drop action against it at WTO

Nov. 22, 2019 4:25 AM EST
TOKYO (AP) — Japan says it will resume export control talks with South Korea after Seoul says it will drop action against it at WTO.

South Korea says it will continue 2016 military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan in major policy reversal

Nov. 22, 2019 4:04 AM EST
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it will continue 2016 military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan in major policy reversal.

IOC’s Bach asked to intervene in Tokyo Olympic labor dispute

Nov. 22, 2019 1:31 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — An international trade union wants IOC President Thomas Bach to intervene and investigate alleged labor and safety violations at venues being built for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. The Building and Wood Workers’ International has been critical for several years of workers’...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Nov. 21, 2019 10:38 PM EST

A Kashmiri Muslim woman breaks down upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammad at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a protester rests at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University after police stormed part of the campus as...

Japan court allows Nissan ex-chair Ghosn to talk with wife

Nov. 21, 2019 8:14 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan’s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn is being allowed to talk to his wife after an eight-month ban on such contact while he awaits trial on financial misconduct charges. Prosecutors had argued contact between him and Carole Ghosn ran the risk of tampering of evidence and fabricated...

Tokyo Olympics: Japanese, English _ but where’s the French?

Nov. 21, 2019 5:39 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The French language has been almost invisible during the drawn-out preparations for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. News conferences in Tokyo are conducted in Japanese or in English — or with English interpretation. Signs around the organizing committee offices are in Japanese and...