• Pinturault wins men’s World Cup giant slalom in Japan

    YUZAWA, Japan (AP) — Alexis Pinturault led a 1-2 finish for France in the men’s World Cup giant slalom on Saturday.

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  • A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm showing Japan's Nikkei Index that fell 760 points or 4.84 percent to 14,952.61 in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Japan's main stock index dived Friday, leading other Asian markets lower, after a sell-off in banking shares roiled investors in the U.S. and Europe. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    The Latest: European markets enjoy modest bounce at the open

    LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil in global financial markets (all times local):

  • People look at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 . Japan's main stock index dived Friday, leading other Asian markets lower, after a sell-off in banking shares roiled investors in the U.S. and Europe. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Japan stocks down 5.3 percent after Europe, US sell-off

    TOKYO (AP) — European stocks rose Friday, shrugging off a bad day in Asia, as the sell-off in banking shares abated and oil prices rebounded from a 12-year low. But Japan’s main stock index lost nearly 5 percent, leading other Asian markets lower.

  • South Korean Army soldiers patrol at the customs, immigration and quarantine office near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that was the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, saying Seoul's suspension of operations at the jointly run facility was a "dangerous declaration of war." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Analysis: Understanding tensions behind Koreas’ factory park

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea reacted quickly and sternly Thursday to South Korea’s announcement it will suspend operations at a jointly run factory complex just north of the Demilitarized Zone that is the last major cooperative project between the two countries. It’s always difficult to gauge the true intentions of Pyongyang’s secretive ruling regime, but here’s a look at what it might mean.

  • Kukushkin upsets 5th-seeded Denis Kudla in Memphis Open.

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin upset fifth-seeded Denis Kudla 6-1, 7-5 on Wednesday in the second round of the Memphis Open.

  • In this Feb. 1, 2016 photo, Japanese director Hiromasa Yonebayashi speaks about his latest film "When Marnie Was There" with its poster during an interview at his office, Studio Ghibli, in suburban Tokyo. The coming-of-age story is familiar: A shy girl has problems fitting in and concocts an imaginary friend. The originality of the Oscar-nominated "When Marnie Was There" comes from how its hand-drawn images express the girl’s inner torment. Luscious hand-drawn animation is the trademark of Japan’s renowned Studio Ghibli, where the film’s director Yonebayashi worked for years. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    AP Interview: Oscar-nominated auteur paints solitary spirit

    TOKYO (AP) — The coming-of-age story is familiar: A shy girl has problems fitting in and concocts an imaginary friend. The originality of the Oscar-nominated “When Marnie Was There” comes from how its hand-drawn images express the girl’s inner torment.

  • In this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 file photo, Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish of Japan watches from dugout a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    Darvish feeling strong in rehab, eager to rejoin Rangers

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yu Darvish is feeling stronger than he did before elbow surgery, and has a renewed passion for the game after missing all of last season as the Texas Rangers were winning the AL West.

  • Money traders work in front of the computer terminal at a foreign exchange brokerage in Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Asian markets tumbled Tuesday as renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks. The dollar fell to 114.90 yen from 115.58 yen. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Japanese stock slide leads global markets lower

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening modestly lower in the U.S., led by declines in energy companies and banks.

  • A man looks at screens displaying financial information at the Stock Exchange in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks after Asian markets tumbled Tuesday, led by a 5.4 percent slide in Tokyo. The stock index in Spain was off roughly 4 percent, while Italy's lost about 5 percent and Greece's index sank about 8 percent. Stock markets have been slump so far this year after a lackluster 2015. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    The Latest: Relief as European markets eke out gains

    LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):

  • In this March 29, 2014 file photo, two women with Japanese traditional clothing or kimonos stroll to see cherry blossoms at Sumida Park near the Tokyo Skytree skyscraper in the background in Tokyo. Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of visitors. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    Japan worried about 2020 problem, or life after the Olympics

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of visitors.