• Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91

    LONDON (AP) — A new study predicts most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030.

  • Box Office Top 20: ‘Lego Batman,’ ‘Fifty Shades’ stay on top

    NEW YORK (AP) — Holdovers “The Lego Batman Movie” and “Fifty Shades Darker” led the North American box office for a second week, while Matt Damon’s “The Great Wall” — a hit in China, where it was made — struggled in its domestic debut.

  • US stocks start week at new highs on deals and earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks again broke records Tuesday as investors came back from a long weekend hungry for deals. While Kraft Heinz and Unilever couldn’t complete a proposed $143 billion mega-merger, food and household goods makers rose as investors bet that other deals are coming.

  • China claims 2 gold in short track speed skating in Sapporo

    SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — China claimed two gold medals in short track speed skating at the Asian Winter Games on Tuesday.

  • Malaysian: No cause of death yet for exiled North Korean

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea’s ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police said Wednesday, announcing they were now seeking a top North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack.

  • Olympic organizers say winter sports set for boom is Asia

    SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Lee Hee-beom, the head of the Pyeongchang organizing committee, expects the 2018 Olympics to usher in a new era for winter sports in Asia.

  • ‘Lego Batman’ stays No. 1, conquers ‘The Great Wall’

    NEW YORK (AP) — “The Great Wall” was a hit in China. In North America, it was a dud.

  • Death, diplomatic spat could cost North Korea a rare friend

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea doesn’t have many friends. There’s China, its closest ally, and Singapore, where the North Korean elite have long gone in search of investors and shipping contracts. There are neighbors like Russia, and other nations isolated by politics and sanctions, like Syria and Cuba.

  • South Korea wins 2 golds in short track speed skating

    SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — South Korea won two gold medals in short track speed skating at the Asian Winter Games on Monday, an early indication the hosts of the 2018 Winter Olympics could be regaining their dominance of the sport.

  • TV footage appears to show deliberate attack on North Korean

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea’s top envoy in Kuala Lumpur on Monday denounced Malaysia’s investigation into the apparent killing of the exiled half brother of North Korea’s ruler, calling it politically motivated and demanding a joint probe into the death.