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Japan defeats North Korea 2-1 to reach women's soccer tournament at the Paris Olympics

Feb. 28, 2024 16:53 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan defeated North Korea 2-1 on Wednesday to reach the women’s soccer tournament at the upcoming Paris Olympics. But not without a tiny bit of VAR controversy. The first match in the two-game series to determine one of Asia’s two qualifiers ended in a 0-0 draw on...

Tuvalu's new government commits to continued diplomatic ties with Taiwan instead of Beijing

Feb. 28, 2024 07:57 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tuvalu’s new government on Wednesday committed the tiny South Pacific island nation to continued diplomatic ties with Taiwan instead of switching to Beijing, but said it plans to renegotiate a security pact recently struck with Australia in response to China’s...

Baidu Inc.: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 28, 2024 05:16 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — BEIJING (AP) — Baidu Inc. (BIDU) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $366 million. On a per-share basis, the Beijing-based company said it had profit of 95 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $3.08 per share. ...

Two Chinese bloggers in exile warn that police are interrogating their followers

Feb. 26, 2024 20:22 PM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Two prominent Chinese bloggers in exile said police were investigating their millions of followers on international social media platforms, in an escalation of Beijing’s attempts to clamp down on critical speech even outside of the country’s borders. Former...

The world is becoming less safe by the day, warns the UN secretary general

Feb. 26, 2024 17:53 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says combatants in places such as Congo, Gaza, Myanmar, Ukraine and Sudan are turning a “blind eye” to international law as he made a plea for greater respect for human rights and peace around the world. Speaking as the...

Four new appeals go to sports court chasing Olympic medals in Russian skater Valieva's doping case

Feb. 26, 2024 10:54 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Four appeals filed at sport’s highest court in fallout from the doping case of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva are set to delay awarding medals from the 2022 Beijing Olympics yet again. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Monday it registered three appeals...

Global economy is weighed down by war, uncertainty and instability, trade chief warns

Feb. 26, 2024 09:37 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the World Trade Organization warned on Monday that war, uncertainty and instability are weighing down the global economy and urged the bloc to embrace reform as elections across nearly half the world's population could bring new challenges. ...

Japan's Nikkei stock index breaks its 1989 record and surges to an all-time high

Feb. 22, 2024 06:39 AM EST

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index surged Thursday past the record it set in 1989 before its financial bubble burst, ushering in an era of faltering growth. The index closed Thursday at 39,098.68, up 2.2%. Its previous record was 38,915.87, set on Dec. 29, 1989. So now it is back...

Many players from the 2022 Beijing Olympics are making an impact in the NHL

Feb. 21, 2024 14:38 PM EST

Just two years ago, hockey at the Beijing Olympics went ahead without NHL players because of COVID-19 pandemic-related scheduling issues. "Gosh, that feels like so long ago," said Matthew Knies, who played for the United States. “It’s crazy.” Crazy that since...

An online dump of Chinese hacking documents reveals how Beijing watches both Chinese and foreigners

Feb. 21, 2024 14:33 PM EST
BEIJING (AP) — An online dump of Chinese hacking documents reveals how Beijing watches both Chinese and foreigners.