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Asian shares mixed after China reports slowing growth

Jan. 17, 2022 01:41 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday after China reported that its economy expanded at an 8.1% annual pace in 2021, though growth slowed to half that level in the last quarter. Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney rose, while Hong Kong and Seoul declined. The...

N. Korea fires short-range missiles in 4th launch this year

Jan. 16, 2022 23:55 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea Monday in its fourth weapons launch this month, South Korea’s military said, with the apparent goal of demonstrating its military might amid paused diplomacy with the United States and pandemic border...

Asian shares mixed after China reports slowing growth

Jan. 16, 2022 22:32 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday after China reported that its economy expanded at an 8.1% annual pace in 2021, though growth slowed to half that level in the last quarter. Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney rose, while Hong Kong and Seoul declined. The...

North Korea fires projectile into sea in 4th launch this month, South Korea says

Jan. 16, 2022 19:23 PM EST
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fires projectile into sea in 4th launch this month, South Korea says.

South Korean president visits UAE, showcasing deep ties

Jan. 16, 2022 14:44 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On a trip to the United Arab Emirates, the president of South Korea on Sunday reportedly reached a preliminary multibillion-dollar deal to sell Seoul’s surface-to-air missiles to Abu Dhabi and pledged deeper cooperation with the Gulf Arab federation. ...

Typhoons, wildfires, missiles: Teen flies solo round world

Jan. 16, 2022 02:55 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Avoid typhoon in the Philippines. Check. Steer clear of massive California wildfires. Check. Keep away from test missiles in North Korea. What? Wait. As teenage pilot Zara Rutherford flew ever onward in a record-challenging global...

North Korea says it test launched missiles from train

Jan. 14, 2022 19:12 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday said it test launched ballistic missiles from a train in what was seen as an apparent retaliation against fresh sanctions imposed by the Biden administration. The report by the North state media came a day after South Korea’s...

N. Korea fires fresh missiles in response to US sanctions

Jan. 14, 2022 17:48 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles in its third weapons launch this month, officials in South Korea said, in an apparent reprisal for fresh sanctions imposed by the Biden administration for its continuing test launches. ...

Ready to rumble: Mixed relay debuts in short track skating

Jan. 14, 2022 14:14 PM EST

Short track speedskating is already thrilling with its high-speed crashes and elbows flying. Now, there’s a new event adding to the chaos with its Olympic debut in Beijing. The 2,000-meter mixed team relay features a maximum of 12 teams with four skaters each — two men and two...

Japan’s Kobayashi among favorites in wide-open ski jumping

Jan. 14, 2022 12:22 PM EST

Even athletes who compete in ski jumping and a former Olympian paid to analyze the sport on TV have no idea who will win gold at the Beijing Games. That’s because more than a dozen men seem to have a shot. The list of contenders, though, might be reduced by one. ...