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The Latest: Britain’s daily average cases nearly 52,000

LONDON — A weekly survey by Britain’s statistics agency shows an average of nearly 52,000 daily coronavirus cases, an increase of nearly 50% in...

Asia Today: Japan crosses 100,000 cases, 9 months after 1st

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s coronavirus cases have topped 100,000, nine months after the first case was found in mid-January, the health ministry said Friday. ...

Japan picks Mitsubishi Heavy to develop own stealth fighter

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has picked Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as a main contractor to develop the country's own next generation stealth fighter for launch...

Tokyo Olympics to give refunds to ticket buyers in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Fans living in Japan who bought tickets for the postponed Tokyo Olympics have been guaranteed refunds, the local organizing committee said...

The Latest: India’s downward trend in new cases continues

NEW DELHI — India has reported 48,648 new coronavirus cases, continuing a downward trend in infections even as the country’s caseload has crossed 8...

Asian shares fall back after Wall Street rebound

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Friday as investors looked ahead to next week's U.S. presidential election and weighed the chances of economic stimulus...

Asian shares lower, US futures up after S&P 500 sinks 3.5%

Asian shares declined Thursday and U.S. futures turned higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its biggest drop since June. ...

Sony’s profits rise as pandemic has people playing games

TOKYO (AP) — Profit at Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. more than doubled in the last quarter on healthy gains in its...

Japan PM says plan to release Fukushima water coming soon

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday that his government is working on the final details of a plan to release...

Tokyo festival opens with grueling boxing ‘Underdog’ film

TOKYO (AP) — Masaharu Take’s films have always focused on painful stories about Japan's “under-class,” people who are often overlooked in a nation stereotyped...

The Latest: India capital has its worst 1-day virus caseload

NEW DELHI — India’s tally of confirmed coronavirus cases is moving closer to 8 million, with 43,893 new cases reported for the latest 24-hour...

Asian stocks fall on worries over rising virus cases, US aid

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares headed lower Wednesday on worries about rising virus counts and Washington's inability to deliver more aid to the economy....

Asian shares slip after Wall St’s worst day in a month

Shares skidded in Asia on Tuesday after surging coronavirus cases and waning hopes for U.S. economic stimulus gave Wall Street its worst day in...

Post-Abe agenda: Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared Monday, outlining an ambitious agenda as the country...

Japan rejects nuclear ban treaty; survivors to keep pushing

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Monday it will not sign a U.N. treaty that bans nuclear weapons and does not welcome its entry into...

Asian shares little changed on uncertainty over US election

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were little changed in muted trading Monday amid widespread uncertainty over what the U.S. presidential election will portend for...

UN: Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into force

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations announced Saturday that 50 countries have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons triggering its entry...

Japan, Britain sign free trade deal for post-Brexit era

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and Britain signed a bilateral free trade deal Friday in the the first such major post-Brexit deal, reducing tariffs on...

Asian shares, US futures gain after last Trump-Biden debate

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after President Donald Trump and his challenger former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in their...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on lack of US aid plan

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday as investors watched Washington for signs of whether political leaders can agree on...

Asian shares rise after Wall Street gains on solid earnings

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, cheered by the gains on Wall Street as investors welcomed a batch of solid earnings reports...

6 Russian officers charged in ‘destructive’ hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in...

6 Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges Monday against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics...

Asian shares track Wall Street fall as virus aid hopes fade

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell moderately Tuesday, tracking Wall Street's overnight decline as hopes faded Washington will come through with badly needed aid...

English women’s soccer targets titles, player development

LONDON (AP) — England’s soccer leadership has a couple of priorities for the women’s teams. ...

Japan, Vietnam agree to boost defense ties, resume flights

HANOI, Vietnam. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, in his first overseas summit since taking office last month, agreed with his Vietnamese counterpart...

China’s economy accelerates as virus recovery gains strength

BEIJING (AP) — China’s shaky economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is gaining strength as consumers return to shopping malls and auto dealerships while...

Japan exports fall amid slow recovery from pandemic downturn

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell at a slower pace in September in a sign that trade damage from the coronavirus pandemic is easing,...

Asian shares mixed amid 2nd wave coronavirus, election fears

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Friday as investors weighed concerns about the U.S. presidential election and an economic stimulus package, on...

Shares of Chinese retailer Miniso rise in Wall Street debut

HONG KONG (AP) — Shares of Miniso Group Holding finished higher Thursday in their first day of trading on Wall Street but ended well...

Asian stocks follow Wall St lower as stimulus hopes fade

Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday as hopes U.S. leaders will agree on a new economic stimulus before the Nov. 3 presidential...

The Latest: Australia prioritizes air service to 3 countries

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister said on Thursday his government was giving priority to reopening air services to Japan, Singapore and South Korea. ...

Japanese director known for single shots releases Zoom film

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese director who shot to stardom with a zombie movie featuring a delightfully long single shot has for his latest...

Asian shares lower after tech-driven rally on Wall Street

Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as investors awaited the release of Chinese trade data. ...

French Open champ Swiatek rises to 17th; Djokovic, Nadal 1-2

French Open champion Iga Swiatek joined the Top 20 for the first time Monday by rising 37 spots in the WTA rankings to a...

Asian shares mostly higher after US rally, aid package hopes

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher in muted trading Monday, as worries about the pandemic kept optimism in check despite a rally...

Judo in Japan: Getting unwanted scrutiny for abuse, violence

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is the home of judo, and the 19th-century martial art is sure to get more attention at home than any...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher on stimulus hopes

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday on hopes Washington will provide more aid to the struggling U.S. economy. ...

Asian shares mostly higher on hopes for U.S. stimulus

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday on optimism U.S. stimulus may be coming after all, as President Donald Trump appeared...

World shares mixed after Trump calls halt to stimulus talks

World shares were mostly lower on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a stop to talks on another round of aid for the...

Asian shares mixed after Trump calls off stimulus talks

Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday despite an overnight decline on Wall Street after President Donald Trump ordered a stop to talks on...

Japan seeks to boost catch limits of prized bluefin tuna

MITO, Japan (AP) — Japan has proposed raising its catch quotas for Pacific bluefin tuna, a fish so highly prized for sushi and sashimi...

US, Australia, India, Japan discuss China’s growing power

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that China's increasingly assertive actions across the region make it more critical than...

Asia Today: Sri Lanka confirms 321 cases in factory cluster

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka said Tuesday more than 300 garment factory workers are infected with the coronavirus, days after reporting the...

Asian shares gain on stimulus hopes, Trump leaving hospital

Shares advanced in on Tuesday Asia after hopes for economic aid from Washington helped Wall Street recover its losses from the initial shock of...

US, Australia, India, Japan to discuss China’s growing power

TOKYO (AP) — Foreign ministers from four Indo-Pacific nations known as the Quad group are gathering in Tokyo on Tuesday for talks that Japan...

French-Japanese designer Kenzo Takada dies from COVID-19

PARIS (AP) — Kenzo Takada, the iconic French-Japanese fashion designer famed for his jungle-infused designs and free-spirited aesthetic that channeled global travel, has died....

Trump COVID infection thrusts world in uncharted territory

PARIS (AP) — News that the world’s most powerful man was infected with the world’s most notorious disease dominated screens large and small, drawing...

Asia shares mixed in thin holiday trading after Wall St gain

Asian shares were mixed Friday in thin holiday trading, with markets in South Korea, Shanghai and Hong Kong closed. ...

Tokyo Stock Exchange resumes trading after technical outage

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Stock Exchange resumed normal operations Friday after repairs of malfunctions in its computer systems that halted trading for an entire...

Tokyo trading stops over system failure, China on holiday

TOKYO (AP) — Trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was suspended Thursday because of a problem in the system for relaying market information. Most...

Japan’s ‘tankan’ economy survey shows improved sentiment

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese manufacturers’ sentiments improved for the first time in three years, a quarterly Bank of Japan survey showed Thursday, as the...

Japan court orders gov’t, TEPCO to pay in Fukushima disaster

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Wednesday found the government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant negligent for failing to...

Markets mixed after Trump-Biden debate; data lifts China

Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday while upbeat manufacturing data lifted shares in China as investors studied the outcome of the debate between...

United Arab Emirates to launch spacecraft to moon in 2024

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates plans to send an unmanned spacecraft to the moon in 2024, a top Emirati...

Japan’s NTT to spend $38B to buy out, take DoCoMo private

MITO, Japan (AP) — Japanese telecoms giant Nippon Telegraph & Telephone, or NTT, announced Tuesday it will spend 4.3 trillion yen ($38 billion) to...

Nissan employee testifies against American on trial in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A Nissan employee testified Tuesday that he worked with another former Nissan executive, American Greg Kelly to find ways to pay...

Tokyo Olympics Q&A: Should athletes be priority for vaccine?

TOKYO (AP) — It's been six months since the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last few...

Asia shares up ahead of China holiday, presidential debate

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher in muted trading Monday, ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate and a national holiday in...

Japan’s new prime minister vows to host Olympics next year

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s new prime minister said Saturday that he’s determined to host the Tokyo Olympic Games next summer as “proof that humanity...

The Latest: Boris Johnson to urge global unity against virus

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): ...

Japan’s newly minted prime minister steps into UN limelight

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s new prime minister, stepping from the shadows of his longtime supporting role, said Saturday in his debut at the U.N....

J-pop stars ARASHI release English surprise before hiatus

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japanese pop sensation ARASHI has a big surprise for fans as they near their planned hiatus at year's end:...

Asian shares gain, cheered by US rally on hopes for stimulus

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares advanced Friday, cheered by a modest rally on Wall Street and rising hopes for fresh stimulus for the U.S....

For North Korea, UN membership is a key link to larger world

TOKYO (AP) — Hermit Kingdom? Not quite. ...

Tiny Rubik’s Cube goes on sale in Japan for anniversary

TOKYO (AP) — A tiny but playable Rubik’s Cube, so little it fits on your fingertip, has gone on sale in Japan for 198,000...

Asia Today: China to let in more foreigners as virus recedes

BEIJING (AP) — Foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China starting next week as the...

The Latest: Scottish Open decides not to have limited fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Tokyo Olympics CEO suggests relaxed entry rules for athletes

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympics officials are proposing that the government relax immigration regulations to allow athletes to enter the country before next year's...

Asian shares take breather after Wall Street gains

Asian markets were mostly lower on Wednesday as investors kept a wary eye on how the coronavirus pandemic will affect the economic outlook. ...

Mickelson and late-night range session key for DeChambeau

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Two moments were key for Bryson DeChambeau winning the U.S. Open. ...

Silver to CNN: A later NBA season may disrupt Olympic plans

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday that his “best guess” is that next season will not start until...

Tokyo needs to convince sponsors Olympics will really happen

TOKYO (AP) — The only thing more difficult than staging next year's Tokyo Olympics in a pandemic might be convincing sponsors to keep their...

Asia Today: Fewer cases in Melbourne, new surge in India

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has moved close to easing severe lockdown restrictions after recording only 14 new COVID-19 cases on...

The Latest: South Korea’s daily virus total drops slightly

South Korea __ South Korea’s new coronavirus tally has fallen below 100 for the first time in more than a month, as the country’s...

Asia Today: India’s coronavirus cases jump by another 96K

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s coronavirus cases jumped by another 96,424 in the past 24 hours, showing little sign of leveling. ...

Asia slightly higher despite Wall Street slump, virus fears

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were slightly higher Friday despite some investor attention shifting again to the uncertainties in global economies amid the coronavirus...

Netflix woos Japan with new original series about a reporter

TOKYO (AP) — Netflix is producing and shooting an original series set in Japan about a journalist who challenges authority, hoping to woo this...

Asian stocks retreat on lack of new Fed action

Asian stock markets declined Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated its benchmark interest rate will stay close to zero at least through 2023...

First two longlists announced for National Book Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Stories of voting rights, space exploration and displacement at home are among the young people's literature works that appear on...

Yoshihide Suga named Japan’s prime minister, succeeding Abe

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Parliament elected Yoshihide Suga as prime minister Wednesday, replacing long-serving leader Shinzo Abe with his right-hand man. ...

Japan’s new PM Yoshihide Suga, self-made and strong-willed

TOKYO (AP) — Before he got Japan's top government job officially, Yoshihide Suga was known as a “shadow" prime minister and the right-hand man...

Japan exports fall 15% in August as pandemic pummels trade

MITO, Japan (AP) — Japan’s trade surplus widened in August as the pandemic pummeled a wide array of industries and sapped consumer demand. ...

Asian shares mostly higher after Wall Street gains

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after advances for big technology companies carried Wall Street to further gains overnight. ...

US Open in September as LPGA, Champions and Europe play on

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Japan begins trial of Nissan, ex-executive over Ghosn’s pay

TOKYO (AP) — The financial misconduct trial of former Nissan executive Greg Kelly began Tuesday with Kelly saying he committed no crimes and was...

Asian markets mixed after Wall Street rises on dealmaking

Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street rose on a flurry of corporate deals and China's economic activity improved. ...

Suga wins party vote, all but assuring election as Japan PM

TOKYO (AP) — Yoshihide Suga was elected as the new head of Japan’s ruling party on Monday, all but assuring that he will become...

Japan celebrates Osaka; Sponsors cautious about activism

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is celebrating Naomi Osaka's victory at the U.S. Open, especially her array of corporate sponsors. ...

Asia shares rise as investors look ahead to Fed meeting

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Monday, despite the rollercoast ride that closed Wall Street last week, as traders awaited cues from the U.S....

Q&A: What to expect from trial of Nissan, ex-director Kelly

TOKYO (AP) — The criminal trial against Japanese automaker Nissan and its former executive Greg Kelly will open in Tokyo District Court on Tuesday....

Naomi Osaka comes back, beats Azarenka for 2nd US Open title

NEW YORK (AP) — After one errant forehand in the first set of the U.S. Open final, Naomi Osaka looked at her coach in...

The Latest: Osaka wins second U.S. Open women’s title

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ...

Japan’s Abe seeks preemptive strike capacity in policy shift

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that Japan should make a major change to its defense policy by developing a first-strike...

UK inks trade deal with Japan just as EU talks sour

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. secured its first major post-Brexit trade deal on Friday after signing an agreement with Japan just as discussions with...

Short of No. 24 again, Williams loses to Azarenka at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams already was struggling to keep up in a fast-paced U.S. Open semifinal when she stopped behind the baseline...

The Latest: Azarenka rallies past Serena in US Open semis

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ...

Asian shares mixed after technology fall leads US stock fall

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday following a selloff of technology shares on Wall Street. ...

Asia Today: India has record spike of 95K new virus cases

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported another record spike of 95,735 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours as the virus spreads beyond...

Asian stocks gain after Wall Street rebounds from tech slump

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets gained Thursday after Wall Street rebounded from a three-day slump for tech stocks. ...

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