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S. Korea cancels Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute

Aug. 22, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it will terminate an intelligence-sharing deal with Japan that focused on classified information about North Korea, a surprise announcement that is likely to set back U.S. efforts to bolster security cooperation with two of its most important allies in...

Japan now just 2 wins away from 6th LLWS title in 10 years

Aug. 22, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Can anybody beat Japan? It's been a common question at the Little League World Series over the last decade. Since 2010, no team has been more dominant or won more championships — five — than Japan. That makes this year's Japanese club, from Chofu City Little...

Global stocks subdued as investors seek more clues on Fed

Aug. 22, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were subdued Thursday following Wall Street's rebound as investors looked ahead to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman for clues about possible interest rate cuts. Investor reaction was muted following Wednesday's release of notes from the latest Fed meeting...

Tokyo Paralympic lottery opens with 2.3M tickets available

Aug. 22, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's Paralympics could be the big winner with Olympic tickets hard to find and costly. The lottery for Paralympic tickets for Japan residents opened on Thursday with 2.3 million available. The lottery closes on Sept. 9. A second lottery will be held early next year. Olympic tickets are...

Want Tokyo Olympic tickets? No problem if you have $60,000

Aug. 22, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Having trouble getting tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics? That's no problem if you have $60,000 to spare. Tokyo Olympic organizers are offering high-end hospitality packages to Japan residents with prices soaring to 6.35 million yen — about $60,000. This is good for the opening and...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound

Aug. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets are mixed Thursday following Wall Street's rebound as investors looked ahead to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman for clues about possible interest rate cuts. Investor reaction was muted following Wednesday's release of notes from the latest Fed meeting...

China hosts Japan, S. Korea ministers in bid to smooth row

Aug. 21, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea met in Beijing on Wednesday as they sought to encourage progress on North Korean denuclearization at a time of tense relations between Tokyo and Seoul over trade. In talks with Japan's Taro Kono and South Korea's Kang Kyung-wha, Chinese...

Global stocks mostly rise ahead of US Fed release

Aug. 21, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were back in positive territory Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more U.S. interest rate cuts. Market benchmarks in London and Frankfurt rose in early trading. On Wall Street, the futures for...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower before US Fed release

Aug. 21, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asia stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more U.S. interest rate cuts. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Shanghai and Australia declined while South Korea advanced. U.S. stocks fell...

US Marines chief acknowledges worries on Japan-Korean ties

Aug. 20, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Gen. David Berger, the new U.S. Marines commandant, acknowledged Wednesday that he is concerned about deteriorating relations between Japan and South Korea, both key regional allies, but expressed hopes politicians would work out a resolution. Berger stressed that Japan and Korea have common...