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Pope opens Baltics pilgrimage with plea for tolerance

Sep. 22, 2018 9:19 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Pope Francis urged Lithuanians to use their decades of suffering under Soviet and Nazi occupations to become models of tolerance in an intolerant world as he began a three-nation tour of the Baltics on Saturday amid renewed alarm over the intentions of neighboring Russia. Francis...

Vatican announces deal with China on bishop appointments

Sep. 22, 2018 9:03 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Saturday announced it had signed a "provisional agreement" with China aimed at defusing tensions over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied diplomatic relations for decades. Beijing's long-held insistence that it must approve the appointments...

The Latest: Cambage leads Australia past Nigeria

Sep. 22, 2018 8:47 AM EDT

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the FIBA Women's World Cup (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Liz Cambage had 34 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks to help Australia beat Nigeria 86-68 on Saturday. Cambage, who led the WNBA in scoring this past season, got off to a fast start with 12 points in the opening...

Vatican announces deal with China on bishop appointments, says it hopes for greater bilateral collaboration

Sep. 22, 2018 6:16 AM EDT
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican announces deal with China on bishop appointments, says it hopes for greater bilateral collaboration.

Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

Sep. 22, 2018 3:43 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region. Costing upward of $10 billion and taking more than eight years to build, the...

China treats Uighur kids as 'orphans' after parents seized

Sep. 21, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Every morning, Meripet wakes up to her nightmare: The Chinese government has turned four of her children into orphans, even though she and their father are alive. Meripet and her husband left the kids with their grandmother at home in China when they went to nurse Meripet's sick father in...

Dow hits another all-time high on mixed day for US stocks

Sep. 21, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

Wall Street capped a milestone-setting week Friday with a mixed finish for the major U.S. stock indexes and the second all-time high in two days for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. An afternoon sell-off erased modest gains for the S&P 500 that had the benchmark index on track to eke out its own record high...

Chinese minister inaugurates embassy in Dominican Republic

Sep. 21, 2018 3:23 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — China's foreign minister inaugurated his country's embassy in the Dominican Republic on Friday almost five months after the two nations established diplomatic relations. Wang Yi is the first high-level Chinese official to visit the Dominican Republic since it opened...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 21, 2018 1:29 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: CNN's Anderson Cooper Caught Faking Hurricane Florence Intensity...

Maldives prepares for polls seen as test for young democracy

Sep. 21, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — As election officials made final preparations for nationwide elections in the Maldives, the European Union said it is not sending observers because the country has failed to meet the basic conditions for monitoring. In the capital, Male, pink and green campaign banners hung in the...