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The Latest: Raonic into 4th round at Australian Open

Jan. 19, 2019 1:38 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Milos Raonic eased to a 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (6) win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert to move into the fourth round of the Australian Open for the sixth time. It came after Raonic had two tough opening matches with...

Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

Jan. 19, 2019 12:23 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Trade ministers of a Pacific Rim trade bloc were meeting in Tokyo on Saturday, gearing up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative. The Pacific Rim free trade agreement, rejected by President Donald Trump after he took office in 2017, took effect at the end of last year after...

Serena into Australian 4th Rd; dropped 9 total games so far

Jan. 19, 2019 12:09 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maybe Serena Williams will be tested in the Australian Open's fourth round, because no one has come close to making her work too hard so far. Playing clean and powerful tennis, Williams overwhelmed 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday. Williams grabbed a...

Russian jets collide over Sea of Japan; 2 dead, 1 missing

Jan. 18, 2019 3:06 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian fighter jets collided Friday during a training mission over the Sea of Japan, leaving two crewmembers dead and another one still missing, officials said. The Defense Ministry said the two Su-34 jets, each with a crew of two, collided while maneuvering and went down 35 kilometers...

Top US Navy officer urges China to avoid confrontations

Jan. 18, 2019 9:09 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy's top officer said he urged China to follow international rules at sea to avoid confrontations and insisted Friday that ships should be able to pass safely though disputed areas of the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait. Chief of U.S. Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson told...

Global stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress

Jan. 18, 2019 7:17 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Friday after investors saw signs of possible progress toward a resolution of the U.S.-Chinese tariff war. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, London's FTSE 100 gained 1.4 percent to 6,932 and Germany's DAX advanced 1.5 percent to 11,079. France's CAC 40 rose 1.6 percent to 4,872. On...

Mitsubishi board considers new allegations against Ghosn

Jan. 18, 2019 2:11 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors held a board meeting Friday to examine the latest allegations of unreported compensation against Carlos Ghosn, who led Nissan for two decades and forged the alliance between the Japanese automakers. The allegations center around a 7.8 million euro ($8.8 million) payment made...

Chinese stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress

Jan. 18, 2019 12:15 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks rose Friday on signs of possible progress in negotiations over Beijing's tariff war with Washington. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.8 percent to 2,579.76 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 1 percent to 27,013.20. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 1.2 percent to...

Halep edges American in Australia; Venus next; Serena wins

Jan. 17, 2019 12:25 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Push Simona Halep to the brink, and she summons her best. The Australian Open's top-seeded woman got all she could handle from 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin in the second round before taking the last four games to emerge with a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4 victory that took 2½...

The Latest: Zverev beats Chardy in late finish in Australia

Jan. 17, 2019 8:28 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12: 15 a.m. Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev served 29 aces in a late-finishing 7-6 (5), 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (6), 6-1 win over Jeremy Chardy to reach the third round of the Australian Open. The ATP Finals winner had...