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Papua New Guinea PM won't discuss China on Australian visit

Jul. 21, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea's prime minister said on Monday his country's relationship with China is not open to discussion during his current visit to Australia. Prime Minister James Marape is making his first visit to Australia since he became leader of its nearest neighbor and former...

Olympic robots offer 'virtual' attendance, help out on field

Jul. 21, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A cart-like robot scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses. A towering screen-on-wheels is designed for "virtual" attendance. The cute ones are, naturally, the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp., a major Olympic sponsor,...

The Latest: Abe falls short of seats to change constitution

Jul. 21, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Japanese upper house elections (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Monday Japanese media say Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc will not reach the two-thirds majority in the upper house needed to propose a constitutional revision even if joined by supporters from another party and...

Herman rides Trump's putting advice to victory in Kentucky

Jul. 21, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — From President Donald Trump's putting advice to playing partner Kelly Kraft's two late bogeys, Jim Herman got the help he needed to win the Barbasol Championship on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title. He executed when he had to, too. "Really proud of how I can step up on that...

Asian shares mostly fall, taking cue from Wall Street, Fed

Jul. 21, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday after Wall Street ended last week lower as investors continue to watch for what may be in store for U.S. interest rates. Japan's Nikkei 225 slipped 0.2% in early trading to 21,415.51. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was little changed but a tad lower at...

Abe's coalition still short of votes to change constitution

Jul. 21, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition secured a majority in Japan's upper house of parliament in elections Sunday, but it lost ground and will not reach the super-majority needed to propose constitutional revisions, according to vote counts by public television and other media. NHK...

The Latest: Clashes involving Hong Kong protests get violent

Jul. 21, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Monday Hong Kong media have released video footage showing masked assailants attacking commuters in a subway station. Among those attacked were protesters clad in their trademark black clothing and yellow hard hats. The...

Clashes involving Hong Kong's protest movement grow violent

Jul. 21, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Clashes involving Hong Kong's protest movement escalated violently late Sunday as police launched tear gas at protesters who didn't disband after a massive march and subway riders were attacked by masked assailants who appeared to target the pro-democracy demonstrators. The firing of tear...

Ledecky stunned in 400 free at worlds; Sun wins record title

Jul. 21, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky is usually there in the end, her endurance powering her to the wall well ahead of the competition. Someone else got there first at the world championships on Sunday night. Ariarne Titmus of Australia chased down Ledecky over the last lap to win the 400-meter...

Hong Kong police throw tear gas bombs at protesters while attempting to disperse them

Jul. 21, 2019 10:46 AM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police throw tear gas bombs at protesters while attempting to disperse them.