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Stock market today: Asian markets mixed as US government debt talks push toward brink of default

May. 26, 2023 00:14 AM EDT

Asian markets were mixed Friday as a deadline loomed for Congress to reach a deal on the U.S. government debt or face a potentially calamitous default. Tokyo and Seoul rose while Shanghai and Sydney fell. Hong Kong was closed for a holiday. U.S. futures slipped and oil prices also...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

May. 25, 2023 21:37 PM EDT

May 19-25, 2023 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and the Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo. Follow AP visual journalism:...

UN peacekeeping on 75th anniversary: successes, failures and challenges ahead in a divided world

May. 25, 2023 18:40 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — On the 75th anniversary of U.N. peacekeeping, the United Nations chief said Thursday that peacekeepers are increasingly working in places where there is no peace and praised the more than 4,200 who have given their lives to the cause of peace since the U.N. authorized its...

What makes a storm a typhoon? What's a super typhoon?

May. 24, 2023 23:14 PM EDT

Typhoon Mawar was a Category 4 super typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph (241 kph) or greater when it crossed the northern tip of Guam on Wednesday night. It was the strongest typhoon to hit the U.S. Pacific territory since 2002. A few commonly used weather terms and...

Stock market today: Asian stocks slide as debt worries mount

May. 24, 2023 00:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets slid Wednesday as the U.S. government crept closer to a potentially disruptive default on its debt. Tokyo's main market index lost more than 1%. Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul also declined. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

May. 18, 2023 22:48 PM EDT

May 12-18, 2023 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and the Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Shuji Kajiyama in Tokyo. Follow AP visual journalism:...

G-7 leaders likely to focus on the war in Ukraine and tensions in Asia at summit in Hiroshima

May. 17, 2023 06:30 AM EDT

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The symbolism will be palpable when leaders of the world's rich democracies sit down in Hiroshima, a city whose name evokes the tragedy of war, to tackle a host of challenges including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and rising tensions in Asia. The attention...

Biden vetoes bid by Congress to reinstate tariffs on solar panel imports from SE Asia

May. 16, 2023 14:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday vetoed a congressional resolution that would have reinstated tariffs on solar panel imports from Southeast Asia, settling for now a long-running dispute over whether to punish China for trade violations that bypass U.S. rules limiting imports of...

Long popular in Asia, floating solar catches on in US

May. 12, 2023 12:10 PM EDT

When Joe Seaman-Graves, the city planner for the working class town of Cohoes, New York, Googled the term “floating solar,” he didn’t even know it was a thing. What he did know is that his tiny town needed an affordable way to get electricity and had no extra land. But looking...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

May. 11, 2023 21:52 PM EDT

May 5-11, 2023 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and the Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo. Follow AP visual journalism:...