China’s Xi arrives in North Korea for talks with Kim Jong Un

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday morning for a two-day state visit to North Korea, where he is expected to talk with leader Kim Jong Un about the stalled negotiations...

Hachimura hopes his success helps growth of Japan basketball

NEW YORK (AP) — Rui Hachimura used to adore a manga and anime series called "Slam Dunk," which followed a high school basketball team's trials and tribulations and helped bring the sport into the Japa...

Kiichiro Sato, Foster Klug named to leadership posts in Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — The Associated Press is bolstering its coverage of Asia by naming an experienced photo editor and a seasoned foreign correspondent to key leadership posts in Tokyo. Ki...

Tokyo Olympic tickets: Be prepared to be disappointed

TOKYO (AP) — Want tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics? Prepare to be let down. Millions were disappointed starting Thursday when applicants in a ticket lottery — for Japan residen...

Tokyo Olympic tickets: Be prepared to be disappointed

TOKYO (AP) — Want tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics? Prepare to be let down. Millions were disappointed Thursday when applicants in a ticket lottery — for Japan residents, only ...

One Championship plans 80 shows, big roster expansion in '20

One Championship plans to stage about 80 martial arts shows in 2020, and the MMA promotion will roughly double its roster of fighters to do it. One CEO Chatri Sityodtong revealed his...

Boxing body near bankrupt, facing 2020 Olympic exclusion

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Boxing Association says it is near bankruptcy, days before a decision to formally exclude the body from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. AIBA c...

Global Forecast-Asia

Global Forecast - Asia as of 13:30 GMT Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Minimum and maximum temperatures in Celsius, precipitation in centimeters and weather conditions as recorded for the p...

Global Forecast-Celsius

Global Forecast as of 12:00 GMT Wednesday, June 19, 2019 _____ City/Town, Country;Wednesday's Weather Condition;Wednesday's High Temp (C);Wednesday's Low Temp (C);T...

Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

Global Forecast as of 12:00 GMT Wednesday, June 19, 2019 _____ City/Town, Country;Wednesday's Weather Condition;Wednesday's High Temp (F);Wednesday's Low Temp (F);T...

Asian shares up on trade optimism as Trump hints of Xi talks

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday on optimism about trade after President Donald Trump said he will talk with the Chinese leader later this month in Japan. Japan...

Platini released from custody after police questioning

PARIS (AP) — Former UEFA president Michel Platini was released from custody in the early hours of Wednesday after being questioned as part of a corruption investigation into the awarding of the 2022 W...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending June 16, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. ...

Strong quake jolts northwest Japan; no major damage reported

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, and officials warned of a possible tsunami up to one meter (3.3 feet) high along parts of the coast. Some areas lost...

Powerful quake jolts northwest Japan, tsunami warning issued

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake has jolted northwestern Japan, and officials are warning of a tsunami of up to one meter (3.3 feet) high along parts of the coast. Japan's Meteorol...