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Chinese student found alive after being kidnapped in Canada.

Mar. 26, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

MARKHAM, Ontario (AP) — Canadian police say a Chinese student who was abducted in the Toronto area has been found. Const. Andy Pattenden with York Regional Police said Wanzhen Lu showed up at a house looking for help in what's called cottage country in Ontario. He has minor injuries and was treated in...

Cathay buys HK Express, will operate it as low-cost carrier

Mar. 26, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The operator of Cathay Pacific Airways is acquiring budget regional carrier HK Express, which it will continue to operate as a low-cost carrier. Cathay Pacific Group said Wednesday it will pay a total of 4.93 billion Hong Kong dollars ($628 million) for HK Express, which will remain a...

Duterte asks why critical ex-police officer 'is still alive'

Mar. 26, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday accused a dismissed police colonel, who had publicly criticized him and his deadly anti-drug campaign, of criminal involvement and said he wanted to know why the former officer "is still alive." In a late-night televised speech,...

Spain: FBI offered data stolen in North Korean Embassy raid

Mar. 26, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain has issued at least two international arrest warrants for members of a self-proclaimed human rights group who allegedly led a mysterious raid at the North Korean Embassy in Madrid last month and offered the FBI stolen data from the break-in. A National Court judge who lifted a secrecy...

Column: IOC must wield big stick to clean up weightlifting

Mar. 26, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — No carrots. To save weightlifting from the rot of doping, the International Olympic Committee must continue to wield the big stick. When initial drug testing came back negative from the most recent world championships, it fleetingly seemed that weightlifting might be starting to turn a corner....

China suspends license of Canadian canola company

Mar. 26, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — China has suspended the license of a second major Canadian canola exporter, a blow to $2 billion worth of exports that is widely seen as retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei. China's General Administration of Customs announced Tuesday on its website...

Kikuchi could become blueprint for helping Asian arms adjust

Mar. 26, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Aside from the attention he gets because of his talent as a pitcher, Yusei Kikuchi is well aware his first season in the majors will be subject to additional scrutiny. Kikuchi's rookie season is something of an experiment, an attempt by the Seattle Mariners to see whether pitchers...

EU ignores US calls to ban Huawei in 5G security blueprint

Mar. 26, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Commission ignored U.S. calls to ban Chinese tech supplier Huawei as it announced Tuesday a series of cybersecurity recommendations for next-generation mobile networks. In its guidance for the rollout of ultrafast fifth-generation, or 5G, telecom systems across the European Union...

US consumer confidence weakens in March

Mar. 26, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers were feeling less confident this month amid continued volatility in the financial markets. The Conference Board, a business research group, reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 124.1 in March from 131.4 in February. The index, covering through...

China's Xi, European leaders form trade policy partnership

Mar. 26, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed Monday to work with European leaders to seek fairer international trade rules and to address the world's economic and security challenges, establishing "a trust-based partnership" that seemed like a rebuke to Donald Trump's protectionist policies. Xi, who is...