Iconic Japanese newspaper in Brazil closes after 72 years

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Sao Paulo Shimbun newspaper has printed its final edition, ending a 72-year run as a vital reference point and voice for Brazil's Japanese community - the largest in the world out...

Why slowing economies could prod US and China to reach deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and China are facing growing pressure to blink in their six-month stare-down over trade because of jittery markets and portents of economic weakness. ...

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Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 25, the 359th day of 2018. There are six days left in the year. This is Christmas Day. Today's Highlight in History: ...

Shameik Moore slings webs as 1st biracial Spider-Man in film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A journal entry penned when Shameik Moore was teenager laid out one of his dreams — to play Spider-Man on the big screen. That dream is now partially realized with Moore serving as ...

Mainland Affairs Council: Trump and Xi meeting will produce no concrete results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President Donald Trump is set to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping during the Group of 20 summit in Argentina this Friday and Saturday (Nov. 30 – Dec. 1) but ...

When it came to racism, the pen was Stan Lee's superpower

Stan Lee was a seminal part of Miya Crummell's childhood. As a young, black girl and self-professed pop culture geek, she saw Lee was ahead of his time. "At the time, he wrote 'Black...

After 17 years, many Afghans blame US for unending war

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When U.S. forces and their Afghan allies rode into Kabul in November 2001 they were greeted as liberators. But after 17 years of war, the Taliban have retaken half the countr...

France's Macron defends Europe from all sides _ including US

PARIS (AP) — After French President Emmanuel Macron said Europe needs to defend itself from the United States, aides said he was misunderstood. But the idea isn't so far-fetched. ...

China edges Russia for team gold at world championships

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — China is back on top in men's gymnastics. The longtime superpower surged past Russia on Monday to capture the team gold medal at the world championships to give Ch...

Team Taiwan referendum brings both opportunities and risks

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – It has been confirmed that Taiwan will be holding a referendum on abandoning the use of the term Chinese Taipei at all international events and seeking to use...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2018. There are 80 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 12, 19...

Russia's reinstatement after doping scandal goes to a vote

MOSCOW (AP) — Should Russia be reinstated without publicly admitting wrongdoing for its state-sponsored doping scheme? That question has caused ferocious infighting at the World Anti...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey keeps his cool before Congress

A chill, bearded and nose-ringed Jack Dorsey appeared unflappable as he faced hours of questioning from members of Congress Wednesday on issues as wide-ranging as political bias, hate speech, school s...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey keeps his cool before Congress

A chill, bearded and nose-ringed Jack Dorsey appeared unflappable as he faced hours of questioning from members of Congress Wednesday on issues as wide-ranging as political bias, hate speech, school s...

Anti-migrant mood boosts far-right party in Swedish election

FLEN, Sweden (AP) — For Monica and Bengt Borg, a retired Swedish couple, Flen doesn't feel like Sweden anymore. As they sit on a bench on the town's main street, an Iraqi man nearby watches a Kurdish ...