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US women's hockey coach Wroblewski sidelined by COVID-19

Aug. 14, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The United States women’s national hockey team, which will feature 18 returning Olympians, took the ice for the first time Sunday to prepare for the world championships without new coach John Wroblewski, who tested positive for COVID-19. Wroblewski tested...

'China threat' emerges in elections from UK to Australia

Aug. 14, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It's not just the economy. While inflation and recession fears weigh heavily on the minds of voters, another issue is popping up in political campaigns from the U.K. and Australia to the U.S. and beyond: the “China threat." The two finalists vying to become...

More US lawmakers visit Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi trip

Aug. 14, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A delegation of American lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, just 12 days after a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that prompted an angry China to launch days of threatening military drills around the self-governing island that Beijing says must come under its...

US lawmakers visiting Taiwan 12 days after Nancy Pelosi visit that angered China, which responded with military drills

Aug. 14, 2022 07:36 AM EDT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — US lawmakers visiting Taiwan 12 days after Nancy Pelosi visit that angered China, which responded with military drills.

River torrent kills 7 in China amid widespread heavy rains

Aug. 14, 2022 01:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Seven people were killed by a torrent of water that came rushing down a river in a popular recreational spot following mountain rains in southwestern China, authorities said Sunday. Workers and volunteers mobilized to urge people to leave the area after receiving an...

Sri Lanka permits Chinese ship to dock after postponement

Aug. 13, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Chinese research ship will be allowed to dock in a Sri Lankan port after a days-long delay apparently because of concerns raised by India. Sri Lanka's foreign ministry said in statement Saturday that the Yuan Wang 5, which had been scheduled to dock last...

Tropical Storm Meari hammers Japan with heavy rainfall, wind

Aug. 13, 2022 06:13 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tropical Storm Meari unleashed heavy rains on Japan's main Honshu island as it headed northward Saturday toward the capital, Tokyo, according to Japanese weather officials. The Japan Meteorological Agency said that Meari made landfall in Shizuoka prefecture southwest...

China sending fighter jets to Thailand for joint exercises

Aug. 13, 2022 02:10 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The Chinese air force is sending fighter jets and bombers to Thailand for a joint exercise with the Thai military on Sunday. The training will include air support, strikes on ground targets and small- and large-scale troop deployment, the Chinese Defense Ministry...

Tropical Storm Meari heads to Japan, packed with winds, rain

Aug. 12, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tropical Storm Meari unleashed heavy rains on southwestern Japan as it headed northward Saturday toward the capital, Tokyo, according to Japanese weather officials. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned Meari was on course to make landfall by noon, bringing sudden...

Latvia, Estonia leave China-backed East Europe forum

Aug. 12, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Latvia and Estonia say they have left a Chinese-backed forum aimed at boosting relations with Eastern European countries, in what appears to be a new setback for China's increasingly assertive diplomacy. The move follows China’s boosting of its relations with...