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Asian shares' rise broadly cheered by US earnings, rally

May. 26, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares gained Friday as investors cheered a strong set of earnings from retailers that has sent U.S. shares higher. Benchmarks were rising in early trading across the region, including Japan, China, Australia and South Korea. “Improved risk...

China and Russia veto new UN sanctions on North Korea

May. 26, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and Russia vetoed a U.N. resolution sponsored by the United States on Thursday that would have imposed tough new sanctions on North Korea for its spate of intercontinental ballistic missile launches that can be used to deliver nuclear weapons. The vote...

K-pop band BTS and Biden to meet to discuss Asian inclusion

May. 26, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — BTS, the Grammy-nominated South Korean boy band, will join President Joe Biden next week to talk about “Asian inclusion and representation” and to address hate crimes and discrimination against Asians, the White House announced Thursday. The musical group's...

Asian stocks mixed after Fed confirms rate hike plans

May. 25, 2022 23:37 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after notes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting confirmed expectations for more interest rate hikes but contained no surprises to rattle investors. Benchmarks in Hong Kong and Sydney declined while Tokyo, Shanghai and...

Seoul: N Korea fires suspected ICBM and 2 other missiles

May. 25, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea test-launched a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile and two shorter-range weapons toward its eastern waters Wednesday, South Korea said, hours after President Joe Biden ended a trip to Asia where he reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to defend its allies...

Asian stock markets mixed after Wall St sinks further

May. 24, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street sank on weak U.S. housing sales and a profit warning by a prominent social media brand. Shanghai and Seoul advanced while Tokyo and Hong Kong declined. Oil prices rose more than $1 per barrel to stay above...

South Korea says one of the three weapons North Korea launched was a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile

May. 24, 2022 21:46 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says one of the three weapons North Korea launched was a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile.

South Korean officials say North Korea has launched a 2nd ballistic missile toward the sea

May. 24, 2022 18:05 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials say North Korea has launched a 2nd ballistic missile toward the sea.

South Korean officials says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile toward the sea

May. 24, 2022 17:27 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile toward the sea.

Back to Texas for PGA Tour, seniors head to another major

May. 24, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

PGA TOUR CHARLES SCHWAB CHALLENGE Site: Fort Worth, Texas. Course: Colonial CC. Yardage: 7,209. Par: 70. Prize money: $8.4 million. Winner's share: $1.512 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel);...