Latest East Asia News

The Latest: Japan protests to Russia, SKorea over airspace

Jul. 23, 2019 5:58 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on South Korea's firing of warning shots after Russian military planes allegedly entered its airspace (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Japan has protested to Russia for allegedly violating Japanese airspace and to South Korea for firing warning shots there. South Korea said...

Global stocks rise on hopes for US-China trade talks

Jul. 23, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Tuesday on optimism over possible new U.S.-China talks despite heightened Middle East tensions. In early trading, London's FTSE 100 rose 0.6% to 7,556.70 and Frankfurt's DAX climbed 0.85% to 12,392.70. France's CAC-40 jumped 0.3% to 5584.15. On Wall Street, futures...

Colonial-era Korean laborers want Mitsubishi compensation

Jul. 23, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Colonial-era Korean forced laborers launched a legal step Tuesday to get court approval for the sale of local assets of their former Japanese employer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which has refused to compensate the former workers. South Korea's Supreme Court last year ordered two...

Kim inspects new sub, wants North Korea's military bolstered

Jul. 23, 2019 4:37 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a newly built submarine and ordered officials to further bolster the country's military capabilities, state media reported Tuesday, as the North increases pressure on the United States ahead of the possible resumption of nuclear...

SKorea fires 360 rounds of warning shots at Russian warplane

Jul. 23, 2019 3:45 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots after a Russian military plane briefly violated South Korea's airspace twice on Tuesday, Seoul officials said, in the first such incident between the countries. Three Russian military planes — two Tu-95 bombers...

Asian stocks rise on hopes for US-China trade talks

Jul. 23, 2019 3:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Tuesday on optimism over possible new U.S.-China talks despite concerns about rising Middle East tensions. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all climbed. Traders were encouraged by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's suggestion last week that...

Storm sponsor 3-on-3 team to help US qualify for Olympics

Jul. 23, 2019 2:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexis Peterson and her Force 10 teammates see themselves as the "Founding Mothers." They are the first group of women to be sponsored by a WNBA team to play 3-on-3 basketball. They hope it's just the beginning. The Seattle Storm ownership group put together a pilot program with Peterson,...

1 forecast shows US topping medal table at Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 23, 2019 2:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — If the Tokyo Olympics were opening today, the United States would top the overall medal count and the gold-medal count. That's the forecast released Tuesday by Gracenote Sports , which supplies statistical analysis for sports leagues around the world. Simon Gleave, the head of sports analysis...

6 men, some with triad links, held over Hong Kong mob attack

Jul. 23, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have detained six men, some with links to triads, following a violent attack on pro-democracy protesters at a subway station that saw dozens injured. Senior police official Chan Tin-chu said Monday the men, aged between 24 and 54, were held for "unlawful assembly" and is...

No Horton vs Sun in 800 free after Aussie fails to qualify

Jul. 22, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — There won't be another podium protest by Mack Horton in the 800-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships. The Australian swimmer failed to qualify for the eight-man final after finishing finished 14th in Tuesday's preliminary heats with a time of 7 minutes, 52.65...