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EPA acts on environmental justice in 3 Gulf Coast states

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency announced a series of enforcement actions Wednesday to address air pollution, unsafe drinking water and other problems afflicting minority communi...

Crunch time: Japan's 'miracle' snack gets first price hike after decades

The maker of Japan's Umaibo corn puff is raising prices for the first time, in a shock for fans of the "miracle" snack beloved for decades for its crunch and 10-yen price tag. Tokyo-b...

Ukraine diplomat sees little chance of war, but local conflict possible

Ukraine is committed to seeking a diplomatic solution to the current tension with Russia, its ambassador to Japan, Sergiy Korsunsky, said on Wednesday, adding that he saw little chance of all-out war,...

Indonesia's capital is sinking, polluted and now moving

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Jakarta is congested, polluted, prone to earthquakes and rapidly sinking into the Java Sea. Now the government is leaving, and moving the country's capital to the island of B...

Find the latest information from Japan! In anticipation of the tourism resumption in the future, JNTO has begun to expand the contents of its website

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has begun to expand the contents of its website in anticipation of Japan tourism resumption in the future and for the coming 50th anniversary that celebrate ...

Kobayashi seeks 3rd Rolex before WEC leadership role begins

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kamui Kobayashi, one of the top endurance racers in the world, returns to the Rolex 24 at Daytona as the reigning World Endurance Champion and defending winner of the 24 Hou...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for March delivery rose $2.29 to $85.60 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude for March delivery rose $1.93 to $88.20 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for February deliv...

Chen vs Hanyu the latest in Olympic figure skating rivalries

In the pantheon of figure skating rivalries, Nancy and Tonya soars like a triple lutz above the rest. Two athletes in their prime, each trying to be America's golden girl, on the big...

Tokyo reports record virus cases as Japan tightens measures

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo on Tuesday reported a record high of COVID-19 cases, as Japan prepared to implement new anti-virus measures amid surging infections driven by the highly contagious omicron variant. ...

Hyundai Motor expects vehicle production to rebound in H1 as chip supply improves

South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) forecast on Tuesday its vehicle production would rebound in the first half of this year as a global chip shortage is expected to ease gradually from the ...

China attempting to take over Taiwan without war: Japanese report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China does not yet have the means to successfully seize Taiwan, the communist country has employed propaganda and fake news to win support for unification, Asahi Shimbu...

Rippon boosts Bell's Olympic chase with advice and support

As Mariah Bell ripped through two brilliant routines to win her first national championship earlier this month, the guy by the end boards wildly celebrating drew almost as much attention. ...

Taiwanese support for Fukushima food imports up more than 10%: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Between September 2020 and January 2022, Taiwanese support for food imports from Fukushima has increased by 10.5%, while opposition has dropped by 10.9%, the Taiwanese Pub...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for March delivery fell $1.83 to $83.31 a barrel Monday. Brent crude for March delivery fell $1.62 to $86.27 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for February delive...

Formula One Schedule-Winners

March 20 — Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir. March 27 — Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. April 10 — Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne. Apr...