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S. Korea cancels Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute

Aug. 22, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will stop exchanging classified intelligence on North Korea with Japan amid a bitter trade dispute, Seoul said Thursday in a surprise announcement that is likely to set back U.S. efforts to bolster security cooperation with two of its most important allies in the Asian...

Macron expected to raise Carlos Ghosn case with Japan's Abe

Aug. 22, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The wife of Carlos Ghosn is urging French President Emmanuel Macron to intercede on behalf of the former chairman of Nissan and Renault when he meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G-7 summit in France. The appeal is Carole Ghosn's latest effort to pressure Japan into improving...

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...

South Korea says it is terminating intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid bitter trade dispute

Aug. 22, 2019 5:24 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it is terminating intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid bitter trade dispute.

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...

Trump's fake accent angers Asian Americans as they veer left

Aug. 21, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

When Amanda Berg heard reports that President Donald Trump mocked the accents of the leaders of South Korea and Japan at a recent fundraiser, it brought back painful memories from her childhood. Berg, a Korean American who grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado, recalled kids doing the "stereotypical pulling at the...

Economic twilight zone: Bonds that charge you for lending

Aug. 21, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Imagine lending money to someone and having to pay for the privilege of doing so. Or being asked to invest and informed of how much money you'll lose. Sounds absurd, but increasingly that's the global bond market these days. A rising share of government and corporate bonds are...

McCain's family fights to define legacy of civility, service

Aug. 21, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cindy McCain stood on a knoll in Tempe, Arizona, last year and looked out over the Rio Salado. The spot where she stood, on 26 acres (11 hectares), is where she and her ailing husband, Sen. John McCain, had discussed building a "gathering place" for his archives, hiking and perhaps...