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Stock market today: Asian shares are mixed as China reports its economy grew 4.7% in last quarter

Jul. 15, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

Asian shares began the week trading mixed as China reported that its economy expanded at a slower-than-forecast 4.7% annual pace in the last quarter. Markets seemed to take in stride a shooting at a rally for former President Donald Trumpin Butler, Pennsylvania that is being...

China, Russia start joint naval drills, days after NATO allies called Beijing a Ukraine war enabler

Jul. 14, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China and Russia's naval forces on Sunday kicked off a joint exercise at a military port in southern China on Sunday, official news agency Xinhua reported, days after NATO allies called Beijing a “decisive enabler” of the war in Ukraine. The Chinese defense...

Canadian Olympic figure skaters get court date for medals appeal in Valieva doping case

Jul. 12, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The final appeal hearing to decide medals from the 2022 Beijing Olympics doping case of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva will be heard days before the Paris Olympics open. A hearing on July 22 for eight Canadian skaters seeking to get team event...

A second critically endangered Chinese pangolin is born in the Prague zoo in less than 2 years

Jul. 11, 2024 22:57 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A second Chinese pangolin was born in the Prague zoo in less than two years and is doing well, defying the odds and surprising park officials. The female of the critically endangered mammal was born July 1, the second Chinese pangolin born in captivity in Europe...

China and Bangladesh reaffirm their ties as territorial and economic issues rise in the region

Jul. 10, 2024 10:29 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China and Bangladesh are reaffirming their ties during a visit by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Beijing on Wednesday as tensions rise in the region over territorial disputes and resources. China’s official Xinhua News Agency quoted Wang Huning, a...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong asks for a lesser sentence in landmark security case

Jul. 05, 2024 00:23 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Prominent activist Joshua Wong asked for a lesser sentence in court Friday after he earlier pleaded guilty in Hong Kong's biggest national security case. Wong was one of 47 activists charged in 2021 under a Beijing-imposed national security law with conspiracy to...

China and the Philippines hold crucial talks to ease tensions after intense clash in disputed waters

Jul. 02, 2024 12:50 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — China and the Philippines held a crucial meeting Tuesday to try to ease mounting tensions following their worst confrontation in the disputed South China Sea that sparked fears of a wider conflict that could involve the United States. There was no mention...

An Indian military tank sinks while crossing a river in a region bordering China, killing 5 soldiers

Jun. 29, 2024 03:58 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Five Indian soldiers were killed when a military tank they were travelling in sank while crossing a river in the remote region of Ladakh that borders China, officials said Saturday. The tank sank early Saturday due to sudden increase in the water levels of Shyok...

Hurdler Lolo Jones returns to Olympic trials at 41, advances to semis on sore hamstring

Jun. 28, 2024 22:51 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — It’s not often you see the hurdler finishing in the back signing autographs before she heads off the track. In this case, that hurdler was Lolo Jones. Jones, 41, was once one of the main faces of track and field — with endorsements galore and...

Prospect of low-priced Chinese EVs reaching US from Mexico poses threat to automakers

Jun. 27, 2024 03:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a scenario that terrifies America's auto industry. Chinese carmakers set up shop in Mexico to exploit North American trade rules. Once in place, they send ultra-low-priced electric vehicles streaming into the United States. As the Chinese EVs...