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Young people lead global climate change protests

Sep. 20, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — In Canberra and Kabul, Cape Town and Berlin, and across the globe, hundreds of thousands of people took the streets Friday to demand that leaders tackle climate change in the run-up to a U.N. summit. Many were children who skipped school to take part in the second "Global Climate Strike,"...

The Latest: Poland's president links clean forest to climate

Sep. 20, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Poland's president and first lady have helped remove trash from a forest as part of a day of global action against climate change. President Andrzej Duda said the forest cleanup was a...

Australian-Lebanese jailed on Sydney bomb plot set free

Sep. 20, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities released Friday a Lebanese-Australian man who was detained for more than two years over an alleged plot to bring down a passenger plane bound for the United Arab Emirates from Sydney, after a military court said he was innocent in the case. Australian-Lebanese dual...

Tens of thousands join climate protests before UN summit

Sep. 20, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters joined rallies on Friday as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action against climate change began ahead of a U.N. summit in New York. Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a "global climate strike" were held in...

Global stocks slip as oil prices surge

Sep. 16, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets sank Monday after crude prices surged following an attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil processing facility. Market benchmarks in Europe dropped after Asian markets mostly closed lower, while Wall Street futures were down slightly. Shanghai's index was unchanged, and...

Nadal to open in ATP Cup in Perth; Djokovic on east coast

Sep. 15, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal will start his 2020 season on the opposite side of Australia to Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer when he leads Spain in a group-stage qualifier in the new ATP Cup team competition. Spain was drawn into Group B with Japan and Georgia and will play in Perth on...

ATP says top players set for ATP Cup in Australia in January

Sep. 13, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The ATP says all top 10-ranked players, including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, have committed to play in the inaugural ATP Cup in Australia in January. It said Saturday that the top 18-ranked countries and Australia, as the host-country wild card, will be among the...

Asian shares gain on fresh optimism over US-China trade

Sep. 13, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

Stocks were broadly higher in Asia on Friday after gains overnight on Wall Street. Investors have stepped up buying on hopes for an easing of tensions in the costly trade war between the U.S. Japan's Nikkei 225 added 1% to 21,982.06 while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong climbed 0.4% to 27,186.35. Sydney's S&P ASX...

Thai Cabinet minister denies drug conviction report

Sep. 10, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A member of Thailand's Cabinet said Tuesday that an Australian newspaper report that he was imprisoned there for four years on a drug smuggling conviction was concocted by his political enemies, and he has no plans to resign. Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao was responding to a...

Son's opioid addiction subjects mom to goodbye after goodbye

Sep. 6, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

FOUNTAINDALE, Australia (AP) — Deb Ware stared in numb horror at her son, a frail, 22-year-old man in diapers who looked like he'd had a stroke. This was hardly Sam Ware's first dance with death in the years since his addiction to pharmaceutical opioids began with a simple wisdom tooth extraction; in just...