The Latest: Hong Kong to close more schools to fight virus

HONG KONG — Hong Kong has suspended in-person classes for lower primary school students after the city’s top health official said the coronavirus situation in the city was rapidly deteriorating. ...

Asia Today: Australia's Victoria hits 3 weeks without virus

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s once hard-hit state of Victoria has gone three weeks without a new COVID-19 case for the first time since February. There are two just active ...

The Latest: China's Xi calls for cooperation on vaccine

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping is calling for closer international cooperation on making a vaccine for the coronavirus available. Xi spoke Thursday in an address delivered v...

Asia Today: Samoa leader appeals for calm after COVID case

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The leader of the small Pacific nation of Samoa appealed for calm Thursday after the country reported it’s first positive test for the coronavirus, although a second tes...

Asia Today: S. Korea sees biggest rise in cases since August

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has recorded its largest daily increase in coronavirus infections in nearly three months as it gets set to tighten social distancing rules in the greater Seoul ar...

Asia Today: South Korea tightens restrictions to fight virus

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Tuesday that it will tighten social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area and some parts of eastern Gangwon province to try to suppress a coronavirus re...

The Latest: South Korea tightens social distancing rules

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it will tighten social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area and some parts of eastern Gangwon province to try to suppress a coronavirus resurgence there. ...

The rite of autumn: The Masters comes to November

AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB THE MASTERS Site: Augusta, Georgia. Course: Augusta National GC. Yardage: 7,475. Par: 72. Purse: TBA....

K-League kicks off with no crowd, but big broadcast interest

JEONJU, South Korea (AP) — It could be the most significant game of soccer since the coronavirus pandemic caused the shut down of most leagues around the world. South Korea’s K-Leagu...

K-League set for kick off as soccer resumes in South Korea

SEOUL (AP) — South Korea’s soccer league will kick off the season Friday, three days after the first pitch was thrown in baseball, in yet another sign that life in the country is starting to return to...

The Latest: Tokyo Gov. calls to extend state of emergency,

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

K League season kick off postponed because of viral outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean soccer authorities have indefinitely postponed the start of the 2020 domestic season. The K League made the announcement after an emergency mee...

Salt Lake City, Barcelona among Winter Olympic host options

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — There are already three possible bidders to host the Winter Olympics in the future, the IOC said Friday. Previous Winter Games hosts Salt Lake City and S...

Olympic events going back to SKorea for 2024 Youth Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic events are set to soon return to South Korea at some of the venues used for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. On the sidelines of the Winter You...

Month-old South Korean airline Fly Gangwon launches flights to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Only one month after its maiden flight, South Korean budget carrier Fly Gangwon has chosen Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport as its first overseas destination, reports ...