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Wozniacki, Kerber, Kvitova reach Wuhan third round

Sep. 25, 2018 5:42 AM EDT

WUHAN, China (AP) — No. 2-ranked Caroline Wozniacki reached the third round of a tournament for the first time since June at the Wuhan Open on Tuesday. Wozniacki defeated Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson 6-4, 6-1, making just nine unforced errors to Peterson's 36. Wozniacki made early exits in her last...

China demands US cancel arms sale to Taiwan

Sep. 25, 2018 5:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. cancel a $330 million sale of military equipment to Taiwan, warning of "severe damage" to bilateral relations and mutual cooperation if Washington fails to comply. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters at a regular briefing that the sale...

Global stocks mixed on US-China trade worries

Sep. 25, 2018 5:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday after a Chinese envoy said Beijing cannot negotiate its trade dispute with the United States while Washington "holds a knife" of tariff hikes to its neck. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France's CAC 40 gained 0.2 percent to 5,486.71 while London's...

Messy domestic politics overshadow Trump's address to UN

Sep. 25, 2018 5:16 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump charged into office on the resonance of his aggressive "America First" agenda, but now, as he returns to the pinnacle of global diplomacy, he can't escape the growing shadows of domestic political troubles. Between promoting the wisdom of his rapprochement with...

Canada-France highlights Women's World Cup Day 3

Sep. 25, 2018 5:06 AM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — In a matchup of unbeaten teams, Canada and France will cap the third day of preliminary round play at the FIBA Women's World Cup on Tuesday. The winner of that game will secure first place in Group A and potentially avoid playing the U.S. until the gold medal game if...

China official says talks impossible with 'US holding knife'

Sep. 25, 2018 3:28 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China cannot hold talks with Washington on ending their escalating trade dispute while the United States "holds a knife" to Beijing's neck by imposing tariff hikes, a Chinese official said Tuesday. The warning came after the Chinese government released a report that accused President Donald...

Asian stocks lower on US-China trade worries

Sep. 25, 2018 12:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday after a Chinese government report accusing the Trump administration of bullying other countries dampened hopes for a settlement in their escalating tariff war. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.8 percent to 2,775.91 and Sydney's...

Japan preschools using tablets to prep tots for digital age

Sep. 25, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

YOSHIKAWA, Japan (AP) — It's drawing time at this suburban nursery school in Japan, but instead of crayons, tiny fingers are tapping on colors on iPad screens and taking selfies. Digital schooling has arrived in this nation long known for its zealous commitment to "three R's" education. Coby Preschool, in...

Mandela's widow urges world: put egos aside and end violence

Sep. 24, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nelson Mandela's widow challenged world leaders celebrating his life on Monday to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honor his legacy by ending the "senseless violence" plaguing too much of the world. "History will judge you should you stagnate too long in inaction," Graca...

The Latest: Trump cites 'very good experiences' with France

Sep. 24, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 7:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Trump says the two men have had "some very good experiences" but...