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Vegas G Robin Lehner to skip Olympics, cites health reasons

Dec. 06, 2021 04:16 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner said Sunday he is skipping the 2022 Winter Olympics, where he had been expected to play for Sweden. The 30-year-old Lehner, from Gothenburg, Sweden, cited health reasons for skipping the Winter Games in...

Asian shares slide after China Evergrande warns of cash woes

Dec. 06, 2021 04:14 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday after troubled Chinese property developer Evergrande warned late Friday it may run out of money. Investors also are struggling with uncertainty about the newest coronavirus variant and about when the Federal...

Taiwan, Slovakia hold talks as island firms ties with Europe

Dec. 06, 2021 03:52 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Senior officials from the Slovak Republic are in Taiwan for talks on deepening ties with the island in the highest-level visit by the EU-member country since it opened a representative office in Taiwan in 2003. The visit by the delegation, which...

Solomon Islands leader wins no-confidence vote after riots

Dec. 06, 2021 02:28 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The leader of the Solomon Islands survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Monday following riots in the capital last month. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare told lawmakers in a fiery 90-minute speech that he’d done nothing wrong...

Alibaba appoints new CFO, reshuffles e-commerce businesses

Dec. 06, 2021 01:35 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s largest e-commerce group Alibaba said Monday it is appointing a new chief financial officer and reorganizing its e-commerce businesses amid a regulatory crackdown in the technology industry. The company said in a statement Monday that Toby Xu...

India hosts Putin as it balances ties with Russia, US

Dec. 06, 2021 00:37 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to discuss defense and trade relations as India attempts to balance its ties with the United States. The agenda for the annual summit includes political and...

Asian shares mixed after China Evergrande warns of cash woes

Dec. 05, 2021 23:54 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday after troubled Chinese property developer Evergrande warned late Friday it may run out of money. Hong Kong dropped 1.2% but the Shanghai Composite index rose. South Korea’s benchmark advanced but Tokyo and Sydney...

Japan's military, among world's strongest, looks to build

Dec. 05, 2021 23:10 PM EST

ENIWA, Japan (AP) — Dozens of tanks and hundreds of soldiers fired explosives and machine guns in drills Monday on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, a main stronghold for a nation that is perhaps the world's least-known military powerhouse. Just across the sea from...

Austin: Allies, innovation key to US competition with China

Dec. 04, 2021 20:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon intends to work better with private industry to develop high-tech systems and to strengthen relations with allies in the Indo-Pacific region in order to maintain a competitive edge over China, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Saturday. ...

Kilde captures World Cup downhill for 2nd straight win

Dec. 04, 2021 16:56 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — If there was any thought a knee injury might hold back Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, that's been erased. His speed has quickly returned. The Norwegian standout captured a World Cup downhill race with an aggressive run Saturday...