• Ministers from 12 nations negotiating a Pacific Rim trade pact hold a news conference in Lahaina, Hawaii, Friday, July 31, 2015, saying they made significant progress in reaching an agreement. The ministers, from left, are Australia Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, Brunei Second Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Lim Jock Seng, Canada Minister of International Trade Ed Fast, Chile Director General of International Relations Andres Rebolledo, Japan Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Akira Amari, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, Malaysia Minister of International Trade and Industry Mustapa Mohamed, Mexico Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, New Zealand Minister of Trade Tim Groser, Peru Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism  Magali Silva and Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Hng Kiang Lim.  (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

    Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday.

  • Japan police arrest Mark Karpeles, the Mt. Gox CEO on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Tokyo. Karpeles, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million. Karpeles’ lawyer told the Kyodo News service that his client denies wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

    Failed bitcoin exchange chief Karpeles arrested in Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities said.

  • In this Aug. 15, 1945 photo, Japanese people lower their head toward the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, as Emperor Hirohito announced on radio that Japan was defeated in the World War II. The original recording of Japan's Emperor Hirohito's war-ending speech has come back to life in digital form. The original sound was released Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 by the Imperial Household Agency in digital format, ahead of the 70th anniversary of the speech and the war's end. (Kyodo New via AP) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

    Original sound of Japan emperor’s war-end speech released

    TOKYO (AP) — The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan’s modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form.

  • China's Vice Premier Liu Yandong, center, celebrates with Beijing Mayor and Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Bid President Wang Anshun, left, and Liu Peng, right, Minister of the General Administration of Sport of China after Beijing was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, defeating Almaty in the final round of voting, at IOC meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, Pool)

    Reaction to Beijing’s victory as 2022 Winter Olympic host

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Reaction Friday to the IOC’s decision to pick Beijing as host city of the 2022 Olympics by a vote of 44 votes to 40 over Almaty, Kazakhstan:

  • A woman reacts as she watches the Olympic vote in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Friday, July 31, 2015. Beijing has been selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote of the International Olympic Committee on Friday. (AP Photo/ Pavel Mikheyev)

    Muted reaction in Almaty as Kazakh city’s Olympic bid fails

    ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Within minutes of the announcement that Almaty’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics had failed, it was almost as if it had never happened.

  • President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach opens the envelope announcing that Beijing has won the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the 128th International Olympic Committee session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 31, 2015. Almaty and Beijing competed for the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Watchdog groups quick to criticize IOC over Beijing in 2022

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Beijing bid delegation had no sooner finished their congratulatory hugs and handshakes after being awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics than criticism from human rights groups over the IOC’s decision began to pour in.

  • Participants celebrate following the announcement that Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics at a gathering outside the Beijing Olympic Stadium, also known as the Birds Nest, in Beijing, Friday, July 31, 2015. Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. The sign reads "Warm celebration of the successful Winter Olympics bid." (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

    Beijing celebrates winning the 2022 Winter Olympics

    BEIJING (AP) — Lion dancers swayed and confetti canons erupted Friday as news came that Beijing would become the first city to host both the summer and winter Olympics.

  • A man rides his bike as he passes the Theatre de Liege, in Liege, Belgium, on Friday July 31, 2015.  The designer of the emblem for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics says he did not copy a Belgian theater logo that looks similar. Kenjiro Sano's emblem for the Tokyo games bears a striking resemblance to the logo for Belgium's Theatre de Liege, created by designer Debie.  (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Tokyo 2020 emblem designer denies plagiarizing Belgian logo

    BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian designer will approach the IOC and the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics to change the logo of the 2020 Games because it bears too much resemblance to his emblem for the Theatre de Liege.

  • In this July 17, 2015 photo, a visitor looks at photos of deceased pilots of the Imperial Japanese Army in the World War II at Chiran Peace Museum in Chiran in Kagoshima Prefecture, south west of Japan. As young army pilots took off on suicide-attack missions in the closing days of World War II, the schoolgirls in this southwestern Japanese town waved handkerchiefs and branches of pink blossoms. Chiran served as the takeoff spot for 439 pilots on suicide-attack missions, many of them also teenagers. Japan surrendered four months later. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)

    Japanese girl’s WWII job: waving goodbye to kamikaze pilots

    CHIRAN, Japan (AP) — As young army pilots took off on suicide-attack missions in the closing days of World War II, the schoolgirls in this southwestern Japanese town waved handkerchiefs and branches of pink blossoms.

  • President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach opens the envelope announcing that Beijing has won the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the 128th International Olympic Committee session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 31, 2015. Almaty and Beijing competed for the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Almaty, Beijing make final pitches ahead of ’22 Olympic vote

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in the span of just 14 years.