Asian stocks sink after Trump threatens more China tariffs

Business 11/12/19, 22:53

Asian stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia all declined. Trump said Tuesday that agreement on the "Phase 1" deal ...

Global stocks lower amid uncertainty over US-China trade

Business 11/08/19, 04:05

Global stock markets mostly declined Friday amid uncertainty about a possible U.S.-Chinese agreement to roll back tariffs in their trade war. Tokyo rose after Beijing said Thursday the two sides agreed to the step if they make progress on an interim deal. But London and Frankfurt opened lower and Shanghai and ...

Global stocks higher after possible US-China trade snag

Business 11/06/19, 04:17

Global stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after investors were rattled by a possible snag in a U.S.-Chinese trade truce following reports Beijing wants Washington to lift punitive tariffs. Germany and Paris opened higher and London was unchanged. Tokyo rose while Shanghai declined and Hong Kong was flat. Beijing wants 15% tariffs ...

Typhoon leaves 19 dead as Japan launches major rescue

Asia & Pacific 10/13/19, 02:22

Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan Sunday to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to at least 19 with more than a dozen missing. One woman fell to her death from a rescue helicopter. Public broadcaster NHK ...

Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

Asia & Pacific 10/12/19, 09:23

A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the capital, where streets, nearby beaches and train stations were long deserted. Store shelves were bare after people stocked up on ...

Typhoon may bring 31 inches of rain, strong winds to Tokyo

Asia & Pacific 10/11/19, 06:19

A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 80 centimeters (31 inches) of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan's Pacific coast this weekend, and the government is warning residents to stockpile necessities and leave high-risk places before it's too dangerous. Rugby World Cup matches and other ...

Super typhoon on track to drench Japan’s main island

Asia & Pacific 10/10/19, 01:41

Japan is bracing for a super typhoon on track to hit central and eastern regions over the three-day weekend with potential damage from torrential rains and strong winds. Typhoon Hagibis has already caused cancellations of two Rugby World Cup matches that were to be played Saturday. Organizers canceled the England-France match ...

Japan, Russia accuse each other of military buildups

Europe 05/30/19, 08:41

Russia and Japan have accused each other of military buildups as their foreign and defense ministers met in Tokyo for talks that failed to make progress on decades-long island disputes.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a joint news conference Thursday that Russia was concerned about Japan's plan to build ...

Malaysia PM says global garbage trade ‘grossly unfair’

Asia & Pacific 05/30/19, 04:59

The practice of advanced countries such as the U.S., Canada and Japan sending their non-recyclable waste to poorer countries is "grossly unfair" and should stop, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Thursday.Mahathir comments during a visit to Tokyo on came days after his government announced plans to return thousands of ...

Mahathir urges US to talk with China, accept its greatness

Tech 05/29/19, 23:48

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is calling for talks to resolve ongoing trade dispute between Washington and Beijing and is urging the world to accept China's technological prowess.Mahathir says the U.S. cannot expect to always be at the top in technology, and countries need to talk to deal with a ...

Veteran China dissident urges linking of human rights, trade

World 05/29/19, 04:20

Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Dan urged Western nations to restore the link between human rights and trade with China in a speech Wednesday just days ahead of the 30th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on student pro-democracy protests centered on Beijing's Tiananmen Square.China's authoritarian government is spreading its influence to ...

Tokyo Olympics end 1st ticketing phase for Japan residents

Sports 05/29/19, 02:47

Olympic organizers say millions of Japan residents have shown interest in buying tickets for next year's Tokyo 2020 Games.Organizers closed the first phase of ticket applications on Wednesday for Japan residents, and applicants will be told on June 20 what tickets they have been allocated through a lottery system.Organizers extended ...

Deadly knife attack near Tokyo raises alarm on child safety

World 05/29/19, 02:23

A deadly knife attack on a group of mostly schoolgirls near Tokyo this week raised concerns Wednesday over the safety of schoolchildren in Japan, a country known for its low crime rate and where children usually walk to school on their own or in groups.Officials say the knife-brandishing man ran ...

Knife-wielding man attacks schoolgirls in Japan, killing 2

Asia & Pacific 05/28/19, 03:04

A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming "I will kill you!" attacked a group of schoolgirls and adults as he walked toward a bus stop just outside Tokyo on Tuesday, killing two and injuring 16 before killing himself, officials said Most of the victims were elementary school girls ...

Update: Reports say suspect in Japan mass stabbing dead

Asia & Pacific 05/27/19, 21:48

The Latest on a stabbing attack at a bus stop just outside Japan's capital (all times local):11:25 a.m.NHK TV in Japan is quoting police as saying the suspect in a knife attack that wounded at least 19 people at a bus stop just outside Tokyo has died.Police wouldn't publicly confirm ...

Melania Trump colors fish with kids at Japan digital museum

Politics 05/26/19, 01:01

Melania Trump was perfectly cool Sunday at an air-conditioned interactive digital museum in Tokyo where she drew a purple fish and had it projected on a digital aquarium on the wall, as she and her host, Japanese first lady Akie Abe, joined dozens of schoolchildren while their husbands played golf ...

Update: Trump tamps down expectations of US-Japan deal

Politics 05/25/19, 19:27

The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local): 8:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is tamping down expectations that he'll make significant headway on trade talks during his trip to Japan. Fox News White House Correspondent John Roberts tweets that Trump called him Sunday morning in Tokyo and told him ...

President Trump downplays North Korean missile tests

Politics 05/25/19, 18:08

President Donald Trump is downplaying recent North Korean missile tests, tweeting from Tokyo that they're not a concern for him. Trump says, "North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me." That message appears to contradict Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, ...

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