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The Latest: It's golf, sumo wrestling for Trump in Japan

May. 26, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says golfing with President Donald Trump provided them time to privately share their views, ostensibly on matters beyond the sport. Abe is trying to entertain the president and...

Melania Trump colors fish with kids at Japan digital museum

May. 26, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Melania Trump was perfectly cool Sunday at an air-conditioned interactive digital museum in Tokyo where she drew a purple fish and had it projected on a digital aquarium on the wall, as she and her host, Japanese first lady Akie Abe, joined dozens of schoolchildren while their husbands played...

Trump and Abe tee off amid US-Japan trade tensions

May. 26, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

MOBARA, Japan (AP) — Golf never seems to be far behind whenever President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe get together. So on Sunday, during a four-day state visit to Japan, the president jumped aboard the Marine One helicopter in Tokyo and flew south to the Mobara Country Club for a...

Trump defends Kim, downplays missile threat

May. 26, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — In an apparent contradiction of his national security adviser, President Donald Trump on Sunday downplayed recent North Korean missile tests, tweeting from Tokyo that they're not a concern for him in comments sure to unnerve Japanese leaders. Trump also said North Korea's Kim Jong Un's...

The Latest: Trump, in Japan, needles US ally over trade

May. 25, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan. (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Sunday President Donald Trump has begun a state visit to Japan by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. He jokingly tells business leaders at a reception in Tokyo:...

FRENCH OPEN '19: Serena Williams tries again for 24th major

May. 25, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

Women to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday: ___ NAOMI OSAKA Ranked: 1 Country: Japan Age: 21 2019 Match Record: 19-5 2019 Singles Titles: 1 Career Singles Titles: 3 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 2 — Australian Open (2019), U.S. Open (2018) Last 5 French Opens: 2018-Lost in 3rd Round,...

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

May. 25, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying "there's never been a better time" to...

Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe

May. 25, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading. Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi — who leads Qatar-owned PSG, is chairman of Qatar-owned...

Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

May. 25, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Saturday called a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea earlier this month a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and said sanctions must be kept in place. Washington's position on the North's denuclearization is consistent...

Trump arrives in Japan on state visit, will be first world leader to meet new Emperor Naruhito

May. 25, 2019 4:02 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Trump arrives in Japan on state visit, will be first world leader to meet new Emperor Naruhito.