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Zuckerberg meets LG, Samsung chiefs in Seoul as Meta ramps up AI ambitions

Feb. 28, 2024 09:10 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed cooperation on extended reality devices with LG Electronics executives on Wednesday as part of his visit to South Korea that highlights Meta's ambitions in artificial intelligence. South Korea is the second leg of...

Ned Blackhawk’s 'The Rediscovery of America' is a nominee for $10,000 history prize

Feb. 28, 2024 07:56 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ned Blackhawk's “The Rediscovery of America,” winner last fall of a National Book Award, is a finalist for a history honor presented by the J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project. Blackhawk's account of Native Americans over the past five centuries is among five...

The US women fought to raise the level of soccer worldwide, and now the competition is much tougher

Feb. 27, 2024 15:23 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. national team has fought for years to raise the level of women’s soccer across the globe, but that doesn't make its inevitable losses to teams it once dominated any easier. "People say that everyone’s catching up with us. Of course, and that’s...

Coach who tried to force Belarus sprinter home from Tokyo Olympics is banned for 5 years

Feb. 27, 2024 14:11 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — An Olympic track coach who tried to force Krystsina Tsimanouskaya home from the Tokyo Games to Belarus where she feared for her safety was banned from the sport for five years on Tuesday. Yury Moisevich's actions in Tokyo were adjudged to be “a clear affront to the...

Stock market today: Asian shares mostly decline, while Tokyo again touches a record high

Feb. 25, 2024 23:04 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly declined Monday, although Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index touched another record high in morning trading. The Nikkei 225 gained 0.5% to 39,309.76. Trading was closed in Tokyo for a holiday on Friday. The benchmark surged to an all-time high on...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Feb. 23, 2024 04:09 AM EST

Feb. 16-22, 2024 Farmers in India continue to protest over crop prices, Singapore hosts an international airshow, Tokyo’s stock market surged to an all-time high, and Cambodian rice farmers get busy cooking sticky rice in bamboo for a post-harvest celebration while others are still...

Japan's Emperor Naruhito mourns the deadly Noto quake in a solemn birthday speech

Feb. 23, 2024 02:56 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Emperor Naruhito made his first speech to the nation since a deadly earthquake hit the north-central region of Koto, with a message marking his 64th birthday on Friday. The ceremonial monarch expressed grief for people affected by the Jan. 1 earthquake,...

Stock market today: Asian stocks are mixed after Nvidia sets off a rally on Wall Street

Feb. 22, 2024 23:16 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Friday after Nvidia delivered stunning results, setting off a rally in other technology companies that carried Wall Street to another record high. Tokyo’s markets were closed for a holiday, a day after they surged to an all-time high....

Japan's Nikkei stock index breaks its 1989 record and surges to an all-time high

Feb. 22, 2024 06:39 AM EST

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index surged Thursday past the record it set in 1989 before its financial bubble burst, ushering in an era of faltering growth. The index closed Thursday at 39,098.68, up 2.2%. Its previous record was 38,915.87, set on Dec. 29, 1989. So now it is back...

Ukraine premier in Tokyo says his country needs missiles, but expects new US aid to come through

Feb. 20, 2024 10:56 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said on Tuesday that his country needs long-range missiles and other ammunition to end Russia's invasion, and said he expects a U.S. aid package that's stalled in Congress to come through, speaking at a news conference the day after he attended...