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Lawyer says China has charged Chinese-Australian writer

Jul. 18, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Chinese-Australian writer detained in Beijing since January was charged on Thursday and moved to a different detention center in the Chinese capital, his lawyer said. Australian lawyer Rob Stary said he had been told by Yang Hengjun's family and friends of the charge and was...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on trade war fears

Jul. 18, 2019 2:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Thursday after President Donald Trump reignited trade fears by saying he could impose more tariffs on Chinese imports. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all declined. Trump alarmed investors by saying he had $325 billion of...

China launches STAR, tech stock market to boost industry

Jul. 18, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Trading starts Monday on a Chinese stock market for high-tech companies that play a key role in official development plans that are straining relations with Washington. Regulators have approved 25 companies in information technology and other fields seen by communist leaders as a path to...

Jury deliberates for 2nd day on penalty in scholar's slaying

Jul. 18, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) —  Jurors are set to resume deliberations on whether an ex-University of Illinois doctoral student deserves the death penalty for slaying a 26-year-old scholar from China. Thursday will be their second day of deliberations on whether Brendt Christensen should die or spend the rest...

Japan exports dip as China-US trade war takes toll

Jul. 18, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports declined in June as shipments of goods were hit by trade disputes between China and the U.S., the Finance Ministry reported Thursday. The data released by the Finance Ministry on Thursday show exports fell 6.8% in June from a year earlier, the seventh straight month of decline,...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on trade war fears

Jul. 17, 2019 11:46 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets on Thursday followed Wall Street lower after President Donald Trump reignited trade fears by saying he could impose more tariffs on Chinese imports. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all declined. Oil rebounded from the previous day's losses. Trump...

Jury deliberates death penalty in Chinese scholar's slaying

Jul. 17, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) —  Jurors began deliberating but didn't reach a decision Wednesday on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for the brutal slaying of a scholar from China he abducted at a bus stop. Brent Christensen's attorney, Elisabeth Pollock, teared up...

The Latest: Illinois jury goes home without sentence verdict

Jul. 17, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing in the slaying of a visiting Chinese scholar (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Jurors have gone home after a first day of deliberations without a decision on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for slaying a young...

Martial penalty completes Man United's 4-0 win over Leeds

Jul. 17, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Anthony Martial's 69th-minute penalty completed the scoring in Manchester United's 4-0 win over Leeds on Wednesday for its second consecutive victory on a preseason tour. United led 2-0 at halftime on goals from 17-year-old Mason Greenwood in the seventh minute and England striker...

House proposal would force disclosures of terror watchlist

Jul. 17, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The House has adopted a proposal from Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar that would force President Donald Trump's administration to disclose details about how it shares the FBI's watchlist of more than 1 million individuals classified as "known or suspected terrorists" with...