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Lloyd navigates her 4th Olympics for the US women's team

Jul. 25, 2021 05:51 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Nobody was kicking herself more than Carli Lloyd. The veteran forward was lamenting her missed chances, even though the U.S. national team defeated New Zealand 6-1 in the group stage of the women's soccer tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. ...

Batsarashkina backs up silver in Rio with gold in Tokyo

Jul. 25, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The longest tenure in Olympic history came to a close with Nina Salukvadze's retirement announcement. A new era in shooting may be taking off with Vitalina Batsarashkina's second straight medal. Batsarashkina won gold in women’s...

China closing county near Myanmar for mass virus testing

Jul. 24, 2021 00:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Everyone in a county in China’s southwest near Myanmar will be tested for the coronavirus following a spike in infections, the government announced Saturday. Businesses, schools and markets in Jiangcheng County in Yunnan province will close Monday and...

China's Tencent ordered to end exclusive music contracts

Jul. 23, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Internet giant Tencent was ordered by regulators to end exclusive contracts with music copyright holders, adding to increased enforcement of anti-monopoly and other rules as Beijing tightens control over booming online industries. Tencent controls more...

China's Xi visits Tibet amid rising controls over religion

Jul. 23, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping has made a rare visit to Tibet as authorities tighten controls over the Himalayan region’s traditional Buddhist culture, accompanied by an accelerated drive for economic development and modernized infrastructure. State media...

US diplomat worried about pandemic, food supply in N Korea

Jul. 23, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — America’s No. 2 diplomat on Friday expressed sympathy for North Koreans facing hardships and food shortages linked to the coronavirus pandemic and renewed calls for the North to return to talks over its nuclear program. North Korean leader...

Study: Chinese COVID shot may offer elderly poor protection

Jul. 23, 2021 04:19 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from COVID-19 among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries that have given the Chinese company’s shots to their most vulnerable populations. A survey of blood...

Police: Man defrauded Chinese pop singer in sex scandal

Jul. 23, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A man has confessed to defrauding Chinese-Canadian pop singer Kris Wu over a teenager’s accusation he had sex with her when she was drunk, according to Beijing police. The announcement added a bizarre twist to a scandal that cost Wu endorsement...

London mayor sends message of support to Hong Kong emigres

Jul. 22, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London’s mayor on Thursday sent a message of support to Hong Kong residents fleeing China’s crackdown on democracy to seek new live in the United Kingdom, saying his office will spend 900,000 pounds ($1.2 million) to help new arrivals with housing, education and finding...

Hong Kong police arrest 5 trade union members for sedition

Jul. 22, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested five trade union members over children's books they described as seditious, and a court denied bail for four editors and journalists held on charges of endangering national security, as part of a widening crackdown on dissent in the...