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Study finds global luxury sales flattening amid self-inflicted creativity crisis and price hikes

Jun. 18, 2024 10:02 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The post-pandemic surge in global sales of luxury handbags, shoes and apparel is set to stall this year amid a creativity crisis and price hikes as brands shift focus to the biggest spending customers, a new study by the Bain consultancy said Tuesday. Bain is...

China targets Europe's farmers, and not its automakers, in response to EU tariffs on electric cars

Jun. 18, 2024 08:56 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government is taking aim at European farmers instead of German automakers by launching an investigation into European Union pork imports, just days after the EU said it plans to impose provisional tariffs on China-made electric vehicles. The Commerce...

The Olympics are more than fun and games. They're a billion-dollar business with political overtones

Jun. 18, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

The Paris Olympics involve about 10,500 athletes from 200 countries or regions. But the Olympics are more than just fun and games. They are a giant business that generates billions of dollars in income for the International Olympic Committee. They're also a proxy for geopolitical...

Southern China faces heavy floods, and landslides kill at least 9

Jun. 18, 2024 01:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Southern China was reeling Tuesday from heavy rains that triggered landslides killing at least nine people, knocking out power for entire villages and burying crops. Meanwhile, northern parts of the country are battling drought, as the country faces two extremes of...

China blames Philippines for ship collision in South China Sea. Manila calls the report deceptive

Jun. 17, 2024 09:16 AM EDT

TAIPEI (AP) — A Chinese vessel and a Philippine supply ship collided near the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, China’s coast guard said, in the latest flare-up of escalating territorial disputes that have sparked alarm. The coast guard said a Philippine...

Nuclear-armed nations are deepening their reliance on their nuclear weapons, watchdog finds

Jun. 17, 2024 03:16 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The world's nine nuclear-armed states continue to modernize their nuclear weapons as the countries deepened their reliance on such deterrence in 2023, a Swedish think tank said Monday. “We have not seen nuclear weapons playing such a prominent role in...

China says a Chinese vessel and Philippine supply ship collided in the disputed South China Sea

Jun. 16, 2024 23:16 PM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — China says a Chinese vessel and Philippine supply ship collided in the disputed South China Sea.

For Senegalese fishermen, Eid al-Adha is now a source of anguish, not a joyful occasion

Jun. 16, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

THIAROYE-SUR-MER, Senegal (AP) — The upcoming holiday of Eid al-Adha should have been a joyful occasion for millions of Muslims in Senegal. But skyrocketing prices, record unemployment and growing inequalities have turned Tabaski — as the holiday is locally known — into a source of anguish...

Chinese premier lands in Australia on first such visit in 7 years

Jun. 15, 2024 06:50 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Qiang arrived in Australia on Saturday on a relations-mending mission with panda diplomacy, rock lobsters and China’s global dominance in the critical minerals sector high on the agenda. His visit is the first by a Chinese premier in...

The Latest | Group of Seven summit turns to migration after promising tens of billions to Ukraine

Jun. 14, 2024 15:55 PM EDT

BORGO EGNAZIA, Italy (AP) — A summit meeting of the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations focused on migration on Friday, the second and final day of the gathering in southern Italy, seeking ways to combat trafficking and increase investment in countries from where migrants start out on...