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Stock market today: Global shares are mixed, with China stocks down, after Wall St retreat

May. 23, 2024 05:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed on Thursday, with European markets gaining after most major Asian benchmarks declined, apart from in Tokyo. France's CAC 40 edged 0.2% higher to 8,109.40. Germany's DAX climbed 0.3% to 18,742.83, while Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 8,373.25. ...

Stock market today: Asian shares are mixed, with China stocks down, after Wall St retreat

May. 23, 2024 00:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were trading mixed Thursday, as investor sentiment in Tokyo was boosted by news of soaring Nvidia earnings. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.1% to 39,054.81. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 sank 0.5% to 7,807.10. South Korea's Kospi added 0.2% to...

On Chinese doping case, lawmakers demand action, answers from Olympic and law-enforcement leaders

May. 22, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators sent a letter Wednesday to the leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency asking for answers about the case in which 23 Chinese swimmers were cleared to compete at the Tokyo Olympics despite positive tests for a banned drug. That letter came a day...

Stock market today: Asian shares mostly higher after Wall Street sets more records

May. 22, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian markets were mixed in cautious trading on Wednesday, with most of the regions’ benchmarks climbing after U.S. stocks hit new record highs. U.S. futures rose while oil prices slipped. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.6% to 38,719.35 after Japan...

As Japan's yakuza weakens, police focus shifts to unorganized crime hired via social media

May. 17, 2024 21:02 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A senior member of yakuza was arrested for allegedly stealing Pokemon cards near Tokyo in April, a case seen as an example of Japanese organized crime groups struggling with declining membership. Police agents who were busy dealing with thousands of yakuza members just...

Kenyan runner Kwemoi banned 6 years for blood doping and stripped of Olympics, world champs results

May. 17, 2024 12:47 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Kenyan 10,000-meter runner Rodgers Kwemoi was banned for six years on Friday for suspected blood doping 18 times and disqualified from Olympics and world championships races. Track and field’s Athletics Integrity Unit said Kwemoi was stripped of seven years of...

FIFA wants global standard for punishing racist abuse and urges players to use crossed hands sign

May. 16, 2024 13:43 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA wants all 211 national federations to make racist abuse a disciplinary offense, and designate a crossed hands gesture by victims to alert referees to abuse. Soccer's world body on Thursday detailed the tougher and more unified approach it wants to take to tackle...

Japanese automaker Honda revs up on EVs, aiming for lucrative US, China markets

May. 16, 2024 11:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Honda reaffirmed its commitment to electric vehicles Thursday, saying it will invest 10 trillion yen ($65 billion) through fiscal 2031 to deliver EV models around the world, including the U.S. and China. “Honda has not changed its belief that EVs...

Simone Biles is stepping into the Olympic spotlight again. She is better prepared for the pressure

May. 16, 2024 10:14 AM EDT

SPRING, Texas (AP) — Simone Biles is not “cured.” Let's start there. A cure implies finality. An ultimate and decisive victory. If the gymnastics superstar has learned anything in the three years since those strange, uncertain days in Tokyo when she put her...

Stock market today: Asian shares advance after another round of Wall St records

May. 16, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

Asian shares advanced on Thursday after U.S. stocks rallied to records on hopes that inflation is heading back in the right direction. The optimism came from a report showing U.S. consumers had to pay prices for gasoline, car insurance and everything else in April that were 3.4%...