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

May. 22, 2022 21:10 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. The White House says...

Perseverance paying off for older rookies in the WNBA

May. 20, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Yvonne Anderson understood that making a WNBA roster as an undrafted rookie was going to be tough and getting that chance a decade after she left college would be even tougher. But the former Texas standout, now 32, was invited to camp this spring by the...

Japan welcomes new US Indo-Pacific economic initiative

May. 20, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan welcomes a new U.S. economic initiative for the Indo-Pacific that President Joe Biden is expected to roll out during a visit to Tokyo next week because it demonstrates American commitment to a regional economic order that is not just about market access, an official said...

Biden in Asia: New friends, old tensions, storms at home

May. 20, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden hopes to use his visit to Asia to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford to become even friendlier — and pay dividends. He opened the trip in South Korea on Friday and will end in Japan next week at a time when world events are...

Asian stocks rise after Wall St slips closer to bear market

May. 20, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Friday after Wall Street fell closer to bear territory, China cut a key interest rate and Japanese inflation edged higher. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced. Oil prices fell more than $1 per barrel. ...

Asian shares track Wall Street's inflation-fueled retreat

May. 18, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares dropped sharply in Asia on Thursday after a broad retreat on Wall Street triggered by dismal results from major retailer Target that renewed worries over the impact of high inflation. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng led the declines, dropping 3.1%, while Tokyo’s...

China blasts US, Japan rhetoric ahead of Quad summit

May. 18, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi criticized on Wednesday what he called negative moves by Washington and Tokyo against Beijing ahead of a meeting in Tokyo next week of the leaders of the U.S., Japan, Australia and India. "What arouses attention and vigilance is the...

Australian leader won't say who might attend Tokyo summit

May. 18, 2022 04:13 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s opposition leader Anthony Albanese said Wednesday that he will begin rebuilding trust in his nation if he wins weekend elections and attends a summit with U.S., Indian and Japanese leaders in Tokyo just three days later. Albanese said he...

Asia stocks mixed after Wall St gain, Powell warns on rates

May. 17, 2022 23:33 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street rose and the Federal Reserve's chairman said it will raise interest rates further if needed to cool inflation. Shanghai and Hong Kong declined. Tokyo and Seoul advanced. Oil prices rose to stay above $110 per...

Okinawa marks 50 years of end to US rule amid protests

May. 15, 2022 07:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki on Sunday urged Japan's central government to do more to reduce the U.S. military presence in the southern island group as it marked the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American rule, amid frustration and bitterness over a lack...