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Stock market today: Asian shares mostly decline as Nvidia weighs on Wall Street

Jun. 21, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Friday after a retreat on Wall Street, where a drop in Nvidia stock pulled stocks lower. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up less than 0.1% to 38,645.63 after the government reported that the inflation rate ticked higher for the first...

Stock market today: Asian stocks are mixed after Wall Street edges to more records

Jun. 19, 2024 00:41 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday after U.S. benchmarks ticked to more records following the latest signs that the U.S. economy may be slowing without falling into recession. U.S. futures were mixed and oil prices were little changed. Tokyo’s...

Southern China faces heavy floods, and landslides kill at least 9

Jun. 18, 2024 01:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Southern China was reeling Tuesday from heavy rains that triggered landslides killing at least nine people, knocking out power for entire villages and burying crops. Meanwhile, northern parts of the country are battling drought, as the country faces two extremes of...

US women's rugby sevens pick Doyle and Kelter for their third Olympics

Jun. 17, 2024 16:21 PM EDT

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Lauren Doyle and Alev Kelter will appear at their third Olympics with a shot at helping the United States win its first rugby sevens medal in Paris. Doyle and Kelter were in the women's squads which finished fifth in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 — rugby...

Hong Kong invokes a new law to cancel passports of 6 overseas-based activists, including Nathan Law

Jun. 12, 2024 07:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong government on Wednesday canceled the passports of six overseas-based activists under the new national security law, stepping up its crackdown on dissidents who moved abroad. Among them were former pro-democracy lawmaker Nathan Law, unionist Mung...

Top Canadian judge will step down from Hong Kong's top court following other resignations

Jun. 11, 2024 01:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada is stepping down from Hong Kong's top court, city officials said Monday, the latest overseas judge to resign from the court amid concerns about judicial independence. Hong Kong’s judiciary confirmed said Beverly...

Stock market today: Asian stocks are mixed ahead of this week's Fed meeting

Jun. 11, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday in a busy week with several top-tier reports on U.S. inflation due along with a policy meeting of the Federal Reserve. U.S. futures and oil prices fell. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index was up 0.3% at 39,155.16 as an...

Taiwan nighttime dragon boat racing puts a modern twist on an ancient tradition

Jun. 10, 2024 10:23 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Across the Chinese diaspora, racing in dragon boats has been a tradition reaching back thousands of years. But change is afoot, most recently in central Taiwan where the races were switched to the evening to take advantage of cooler temperatures, a refreshing...

Two British judges resign from Hong Kong court. One cites the city's 'political situation'

Jun. 07, 2024 05:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Two British judges have resigned from Hong Kong’s top court, the city’s judiciary said, deepening worries over the city's rule of law under a Beijing-imposed national security law. The judiciary said in a statement Thursday that Jonathan Sumption and Lawrence...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Jun. 06, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

May 31-June 6, 2024 Supporters of Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) dance in celebration of their party's showing in India's election. Police officers patrol in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay area on the eve of the 35th anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown. People...