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World shares bounce back from Wall Street's tech sell-off

Nov. 21, 2018 5:24 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mostly higher on Wednesday after two days of broad losses by big technology companies, which dragged U.S. indexes into the red for the year. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX index jumped 1 percent to 11,171.17 and France's CAC 40 added 0.6 percent to 4,954.32....

US says China hacking increasing ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

Nov. 21, 2018 5:02 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. government report ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping accuses China of stepping up hacking aimed at stealing American technology as a tariff dispute escalated. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer's report reflects U.S. skepticism and a possible source...

South Korean named Interpol president in blow to Russia

Nov. 21, 2018 4:20 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — South Korea's Kim Jong Yang was elected as Interpol's president on Wednesday, edging out a longtime veteran of Russia's security services who was strongly opposed by the U.S., Britain and other European nations. Kim's election was seen as a victory for the White House and...

US carrier in Hong Kong after bombers fly over S. China Sea

Nov. 21, 2018 3:31 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier docked in Hong Kong on Wednesday, days after a pair of American B-52 bombers flew over the disputed South China Sea. The arrival of the USS Ronald Reagan and its battle group in the Asian financial hub comes after China rejected a similar request by another U.S....

Cracks show in China's vision for model ethnic unity village

Nov. 21, 2018 12:58 AM EST

HOTAN UNITY NEW VILLAGE, China (AP) — In this corner of China's far west, rows of identical white concrete houses with red metal roofs rise abruptly above the sand dunes of the harsh Taklamakan Desert. A Chinese flag flutters above the settlement, and a billboard at the entrance says, "Welcome to the Hotan...

Asian shares fall on sign of escalating US-China tensions

Nov. 20, 2018 10:36 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets fell on Wednesday after a trade dispute between the U.S. and China stalled a weekend meeting, dimming hopes that it could be resolved once their leaders meet. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 0.6 percent to 21,447.53 and the Kospi in South Korea was down...

Backlash at Chinese university shows limits to surveillance

Nov. 20, 2018 7:58 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese university's plan to conduct a blanket search of student and staff electronic devices has come under fire, illustrating the limits of the population's tolerance for surveillance and raising the prospect that tactics used on Muslim minorities may be creeping into the rest of the...

Possible Russian president of Interpol raises alarm in West

Nov. 20, 2018 6:46 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Interpol is facing a pivotal — some say possibly fatal — moment in its history as members decide whether to hand its presidency to a man who represents Vladimir Putin's Russia. Kremlin critics fear they could soon face arrest wherever they go. Western governments worry that...

USA Basketball picks roster for World Cup qualifiers

Nov. 20, 2018 4:39 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball has picked the 12 players who will compete in the next two-game round of qualifying for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Most of the picks are coming from the G League — Joel Berry II, Reggie Hearn, Scotty Hopson, John Jenkins, DeAndre Liggins, Chasson Randle,...

Darkening clouds start to overhang global economic expansion

Nov. 20, 2018 12:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After galloping along for the past two years, the global economy is showing signs of weakening, with the United States, China and Europe all facing the rising threat of a slowdown. Few economists foresee an outright global recession within the next year. But the synchronized growth that...