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Asian stocks lower after Fed confirms rate hike plans

May. 26, 2022 02:06 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday after notes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting confirmed expectations of more interest rate hikes but held no surprises to rattle investors. Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney fell while Shanghai and Southeast Asian...

Japan, US fly fighters after China drill, N. Korean missiles

May. 26, 2022 01:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese and U.S. forces have conducted a joint fighter jet flight over the Sea of Japan, Japan’s Defense Ministry said Thursday, in an apparent response to a Russia-China joint bomber flight while U.S. President Joe Biden was in Tokyo. The Japan-U.S. joint flight on...

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...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 25, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 23 The Washington Post say paused Disinformation Governance Board was doomed from its inception The Disinformation Governance Board has been put on pause — leaving skeptics of the new...

Tokyo a candidate for track and field world championships

May. 25, 2022 07:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The $1.4 billion Tokyo national stadium, built by the Japanese government for last year’s Olympics, is being viewed as a site for the track and field world championships. An inspection team from World Athletics — the governing body of the sport — met with Tokyo...

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...

EXPLAINER: What's the 4-nation Quad, where did it come from?

May. 24, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Leaders of the U.S., Japan, Australia and India gathered in Tokyo on Tuesday for a summit of the “Quad.” What is the group, where did it come from and why do diplomats keep coming up with strange names for various partnerships? WHAT IS THE QUAD? ...

New Australian leader Albanese makes whirlwind world debut

May. 24, 2022 09:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Hours after being sworn in as Australia's new prime minister, Anthony Albanese found himself fresh off a jet and thrown into the glare of a global spotlight Tuesday. He was rewarded with a warm welcome, as well as a bit of a gentle ribbing, from U.S. President Joe Biden and other...

Chinese premier congratulates Australian leader on election

May. 24, 2022 04:49 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wrote to congratulate Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on his election victory, which some Australian media reported on Tuesday was a thawing of bilateral relations that Beijing put into deep freeze more than two years ago. ...

Asian shares mostly lower as inflation worries cloud outlook

May. 23, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower on Tuesday as worries over inflation tempered optimism over President Joe Biden’s remark that he was considering reducing U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. Benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai and Hong Kong but rose slightly in...