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Asian shares mixed after Wall St barely misses bear market

May. 22, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

Shares are mixed in Asia in cautious trading after Wall Street rumbled to the edge of a bear market on Friday. Tokyo and Sydney were higher Monday while Hong Kong and Shanghai declined. Investors were awaiting minutes from the latest policy setting meeting of the...

Biden to lay out in Japan who's joining new Asia trade pact

May. 22, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday is set to launch a new Indo-Pacific trade pact designed to signal U.S. dedication to the region and address the need for stability in commerce after the chaos caused by the pandemic and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. In a meeting with...

Tokyo Olympic film debuts in Japan; headed next to Cannes

May. 22, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The documentary film about the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics premiered on Monday, shown to reporters and other invited guests in the Japanese capital. Produced by Japanese director Naomi Kawase, the 120-minute film looks at the Olympics primarily from the point of...

Albanese sworn in as PM in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit

May. 22, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new prime minister was sworn in Monday ahead of a Tokyo summit with President Joe Biden while vote counting continued to determine whether he will control a majority in a Parliament that is demanding tougher action on climate change. Prime...

Taiwan not included in launch of new Biden Indo-Pacific pact

May. 22, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday is expected to come out with a list of nations that will join a long-anticipated Indo-Pacific trade pact, but Taiwan won't be among them. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed that Taiwan isn't among the governments...

Biden pushes economic, security aims as he ends SKorea visit

May. 22, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden tended to both business and security interests Sunday as he wrapped up a three-day trip to South Korea, first showcasing Hyundai's pledge to invest at least $10 billion in the United States and later mingling with troops at a nearby military base. ...

Australian Labor topples conservatives; PM faces early tests

May. 21, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s center-left opposition party toppled the conservative government after almost a decade in power, and Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese in his Saturday election victory speech promised sharper reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while he faces an...

U.S., other APEC delegates walk out on Russian speaker

May. 21, 2022 06:18 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Delegates from the United States and four other nations staged a walkout Saturday when a representative from Russia began his opening remarks at a meeting of trade ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group in the Thai capital, officials said. A...

The AP Interview: US trade rep. sees opportunity in recovery

May. 20, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — With world economies all suffering from more than two years of the coronavirus pandemic and global supply problems exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States has an “incredible opportunity” to engage with other nations on a common playing field and forge...

FRENCH OPEN 2022: No. 1 Swiatek, Osaka among top players

May. 20, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Some of the women to watch at the French Open, which begins Sunday at Roland Garros: ___ IGA SWIATEK Ranked: 1 Country: Poland Age: 20 (Turns 21 on May 31) 2022...