Tokyo advances to international title game of Little League World Series

...win that sent the undefeated team from Tokyo right into the international title game of the Little League World Series.Tokyo got down to its last strike in the bottom...afternoon. The winner gets a rematch with Tokyo on Saturday ? the Japanese also beat Mexico...

US stocks jump after Chinese market surges

...100 rose 3.6 percent.In other Asian stock trading, Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 2.9 percent to 21,697.31 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 1.1 percent to 18,574.44.Oil soared to its biggest one-day gain since March 2009, lifted by...

Global markets languish

TOKYO - Global stock markets mostly fell today as initial euphoria over an interest rate cut by China the day before succumbed to lingering...

Chinese stock index jumps 5.3 percent as Asian stocks rise

...since a 5.5 percent rise on June 30.Elsewhere in Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 2.9 percent to 21,697.31 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 1.1 percent to 18,574.44. Sydney's S&P ASX 200 advanced 1.2 percent to 5,233.30 and Seoul's...

US markets recovering from Monday losses

...sharply lower for a fourth day. The Shanghai stock index slumped 7.6 percent, on top of Monday's 8.5 percent loss.Tokyo's Nikkei 225 also closed lower, sliding 4 percent. But other markets in Asia posted modest recoveries. Hong Kong's Hang...

Japan trade deficit widens as export growth slows

TOKYO - Japan's trade deficit widened to its largest level in five months in July, adding to worries over the recovery amid weakening...

Global market plunge intensifies on fears over China

TOKYO - World stock markets plunged and Wall Street was due to suffer heavy losses on Monday after China's main index sank 8.5 percent...

Pennsylvania team bounces back for victory over South Carolina squad at Little League World Series

...for a second consecutive game despite allowing a Dante Schmid three-run, sixth-inning home run.In international games, Tokyo beat Mexicali, Baja California, 3-1; and Barquisimeto, Venezuela, topped Kampala, Uganda, 7-0.

IOC chief confident stadium in Tokyo will be ready for 2020 Summer Olympics

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - The head of the International Olympic Committee remains confident that Tokyo will complete its new national stadium in time for the 2020 Summer Games, even though the original design has been scrapped because...

Japan's economy contracts in April-June quarter

TOKYO - Japan's recovery stalled in the April-June quarter, with the world's third-largest economy contracting at a 1.6 percent...