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China hikes tariffs on US imports as trade row intensifies

Sep. 24, 2018 4:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China imposed new tariff hikes on U.S. goods on Monday and accused Washington of bullying, giving no sign of compromise in an intensifying battle over technology that is weighing on global economic growth. The General Administration of Customs said it started collecting additional taxes of 5...

Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

Sep. 24, 2018 4:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment. For one of China's best known stars and a rising Hollywood actress, Fan's vanishing is stunning, coming amid vague...

Asian shares fall on reports China-US trade talks put off

Sep. 24, 2018 2:20 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares have fallen in Asia after China reportedly rebuffed a plan for talks with the U.S. on resolving their dispute over trade and technology. The slow start to the week followed a mixed close Friday on Wall Street, where an afternoon sell-off erased modest gains for the S&P 500 that...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong on judges, 'plummeting' poverty

Sep. 24, 2018 1:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the midterm elections draw near, President Donald Trump's tendency to declare his campaign promises fulfilled when they aren't has come into starker relief. He insists poverty in the U.S. is "plummeting," even though the number of poor people has barely declined under his watch and...

Asian shares fall on reports China-US trade talks put off

Sep. 24, 2018 1:20 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares have fallen in Asia after China reportedly rebuffed a plan for talks with the U.S. on resolving their dispute over trade and technology. The slow start to the week followed a mixed close Friday on Wall Street, where an afternoon sell-off erased modest gains for the S&P 500 that...

Some farmers worry Trump's bailout checks won't be enough

Sep. 24, 2018 1:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China. But even those poised for big payouts worry it won't be enough. And while...

In a first, Hong Kong bans pro-independence political party

Sep. 23, 2018 11:56 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Authorities in Hong Kong on Monday took an unprecedented step against separatist voices by banning a political party that advocates independence for the southern Chinese territory on national security grounds. John Lee, the territory's secretary for security, announced that the Hong Kong...

Hong Kong takes unprecedented step by banning a pro-independence political party on national security grounds

Sep. 23, 2018 11:18 PM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong takes unprecedented step by banning a pro-independence political party on national security grounds.

The Latest: Nigeria gets 1st World Cup win, tops Turkey

Sep. 23, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Women's Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Sarah Ogoke scored 22 points to help Nigeria earn the first Women's World Cup win in the country's history with a 74-68 victory over Turkey on Sunday. Nigeria (1-1) led by 17 points...

Stewart, Wilson propel US to 100-88 win over China

Sep. 23, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — After a quiet first half, Breanna Stewart felt she needed to be more assertive on both ends of the court. She certainly made her presence felt in the final 20 minutes. Stewart scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half and A'ja Wilson added 20 points to help the...