A 612-pound (278-kilogram) bluefin tuna sold for a record 333.6 million yen ($3 million) at the first auction of 2019, after Tokyo's famed Tsukiji market was moved to a new site on the city's waterfront.
By Associated Press
Japan announced Wednesday that it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts for the animals for the first time in 30 years, but said it would no longer go to the Antarctic for its much-criticized annual killings.
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
In our Tuesday news wrap, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Senate findings that Russia tried to influence U.S. elections via a sweeping disinformation campaign, calling them “baseless.” Also, after losing to Sen.-Elect Kyrsten Sinema in November, Republican…
Asia's two largest economies appear to have shelved differences in favor of business ties.
By Christopher Bodeen, Emily Wang, Associated Press
By Larisa Epatko
At this week’s summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Moon is tasked with getting more answers without putting his relationship with Kim (or the U.S.) at risk.
In our news wrap Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security says it wants to detain migrant families together until their cases are resolved. That goes against the 1997 Flores agreement that requires migrant children be held in the least restrictive…
By Eugene Hoshiko, Haruka Nuga, Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
In the town of Atsuma, where entire hillsides collapsed, rescuers used small backhoes and shovels to search for survivors under the tons of earth that tumbled down steep mountainsides.
In our news wrap Tuesday, Greece is in mourning after wildfires killed at least 74 people near Athens. Also, a heat wave over Asia is taking a growing toll. Officials in Japan said record temperatures have claimed at least 80…
By Haruka Nuga, Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
Rescuers in southwestern Japan dug up more bodies Monday as they searched for dozens still missing after heavy rains caused severe flooding and left residents to return to their homes unsure where to start the cleanup.
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