• Winter Asian Games kick off with opening ceremony in Sapporo

    SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — The Asian Winter Games officially got underway on Sunday with an opening ceremony that united winter athletes from the world’s most populous continent.

  • Host Japan off to winning start at Asian Winter Games

    SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Japan overpowered defending champion Kazakhstan 6-0 in women’s ice hockey on Saturday, the first day of competition at the Asian Winter Games.

  • N. Korea, Malaysia lock horns over apparent killing

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A dispute over custody of a slain North Korean’s body pushed two governments further apart Saturday as they tried to navigate the aftermath of what appeared to be the assassination of an outcast member of North Korea’s ruling elite.

  • Robot probes show Japan reactor cleanup worse than expected

    TOKYO (AP) — Robot probes sent to one of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactors have suggested worse-than-anticipated challenges for the plant’s ongoing cleanup.

  • Asian Winter Games offer athletes ideal prep for Olympics

    SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — With the Winter Olympics just a year and a short distance away, the Asian Winter Games will be the ideal stage for the continent’s leading winter athletes to fine tune for Pyeongchang 2018.

  • Japan’s Sara Takanashi clinches World Cup ski jumping title

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A day after clinching her fourth World Cup overall title with a second-place finish, Sara Takanashi won a ski jumping event Thursday at the site of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

  • Bruce Chen comes out of retirement to pitch for China in WBC

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Nearly two years after he retired from baseball, left-hander Bruce Chen is getting ready to pitch for China in the World Baseball Classic.

  • Woman arrested in killing of N. Korean leader’s half brother

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police arrested a second woman Thursday in the death of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korea’s leader who was reportedly poisoned this week by two female assassins as he waited for a flight in Malaysia.

  • Malaysia official: N.Korea leader’s brother slain at airport

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Police were checking surveillance tapes Wednesday for clues about who may have assassinated the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, a senior official said.

  • Toshiba chairman steps down over huge nuclear business loss

    TOKYO (AP) — Toshiba Corp.’s chairman resigned Tuesday after the company logged such massive losses in its nuclear business that it must sell its lucrative computer-chip business to avoid going belly-up.