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Hope for US trade visit to China: A delay in harmful tariffs

Apr. 26, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin leads a delegation of American officials to Beijing next week, few analysts expect them to defuse a smoldering trade conflict with China. Rather, the likeliest outcome is a more modest one: That the talks could produce a delay in the series of...

Nadal cruises into Barcelona Open quarterfinals

Apr. 26, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal cruised into the Barcelona Open quarterfinals by defeating fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1, 6-3 on Thursday. The top-ranked Nadal converted on his second match point to clinch his 16th straight victory on clay and set up an encounter with Martin Klizan, who...

Wizards' Lawson among late pickups helping NBA playoff teams

Apr. 26, 2018 1:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than three weeks ago, Ty Lawson was playing professional basketball in China. Nowadays, he's one of the first subs off the bench for the Washington Wizards in their Eastern Conference first-round series against the Toronto Raptors. Lawson is hardly the only player who went from not...

Iraq awards UAE, China rights to develop oil in northeast

Apr. 26, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A United Arab Emirates energy company and two Chinese firms emerged Thursday as the only winners in Iraq's rushed bidding round for nearly a dozen hydrocarbon-rich areas. Only nine companies out of 26 originally prequalified decided to take part. And major oil companies — Russia's...

Chinese vice-dean accused of 'inappropriate' behavior

Apr. 26, 2018 8:10 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A vice-dean at a prestigious Chinese university has been stripped of his title because of "inappropriate" behavior toward female students, according to a member of the faculty. The demotion comes as China's nascent #MeToo movement gains momentum on university campuses, presenting a potential...

World stocks edge up as investors await ECB comments

Apr. 26, 2018 8:05 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Thursday as investors digested the latest corporate earnings and awaited comment from the head of the European Central Bank. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 rose 0.5 percent to 5,441 and Germany's DAX was up 0.1 percent at 12,439. Britain's FTSE 100...

China says advanced DF-26 missile deployed but

Apr. 26, 2018 7:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's advanced DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile has been incorporated into its rocket force, boosting its ability to counter opponents on land and at sea, a defense ministry spokesman said Thursday. The missile is capable of lofting both conventional and nuclear warheads, the...

Jin Daxing shoots 64 to take 1-stroke lead at China Open

Apr. 26, 2018 7:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Jin Daxing took a one-stroke lead at the China Open after shooting an 8-under 64 Thursday in the first round. Jin's bogey-free round at the Topwin Golf and Country Club included six birdies and an eagle on the par-5 eighth. The 25-year-old Jin is playing in only his eighth European Tour...

Disney emphasizes China roots in Shanghai amid trade tension

Apr. 26, 2018 6:08 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Walt Disney Co. used the expansion of its $5.5 billion Disney Resort in Shanghai on Thursday to highlight its deep China connections despite worsening trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. Beneath the surface, Shanghai's Disneyland is not purely American and has been a boon to the...

China's Air Force holds training flights around rival Taiwan

Apr. 26, 2018 5:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's Air Force conducted training flights Thursday around the self-governing island of Taiwan that it said mark an "historical shift" in its combat ability. A post on the Air Force's official microblog said multiple missions were launched from separate bases featuring aircraft including...