Asia

Hashimoto: Tokyo Paralympics could still see some fans

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TOKYO — Tokyo Olympic organizers are holding out hope that the Paralympic Games might allow some fans. ...

China’s auto sales up 27% in 2021, but hurt by chip shortage

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BEIJING — China‚Äôs auto sales rose 27% in the first half of 2021 from a year earlier but still were below pre-pandemic levels, and...

Lockdowns in Asia as some nations see 1st major virus surges

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BANGKOK — Several countries around Asia and the Pacific that are experiencing their first major surges of the coronavirus rushed to implement tough restrictions...

Hungarian capital offers tests amid vaccine efficacy worries

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary's capital city is offering free antibody testing to its elderly residents in a bid to ratchet up pressure on the...

Japan to declare virus emergency lasting through Olympics

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TOKYO — Japan is set to place Tokyo under a state of emergency that would last through the Olympics, fearing an ongoing COVID-19 surge...

As global COVID-19 deaths top 4 million, a suicide in Peru

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AREQUIPA, Peru — On the last day of Javier Vilca's life, his wife stood outside a hospital window with a teddy bear, red balloons...

IOC’s Bach arrives in Tokyo; greeted by state of emergency

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TOKYO — IOC President Thomas Bach arrived in Tokyo on Thursday to find Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihde Suga set to declare a state of...

UN nuclear agency to help monitor Fukushima water release

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BERLIN — The United Nations' nuclear watchdog said it reached an agreement with Japan Thursday on helping monitor and review the release of treated...

Olympic travel a big challenge for some Pacific Island teams

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Famous athletes in sports like tennis and golf heading to the Tokyo Olympics will probably arrive in Japan at the...

UK government urged to hold China ‘to account’ over Uyghurs

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LONDON — The British government should back a political boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing to pressure the Chinese government over the...