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Timeline of NBA in 1980s as league celebrates 75th season

Jan. 17, 2022 10:46 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1980s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 22, 1980: The U.S. men’s ice hockey team beats the Soviet Union 4-3 in the...

Hezbollah, ally end Cabinet boycott in crisis-hit Lebanon

Jan. 15, 2022 13:39 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and its main Shiite ally said Saturday they are ending their boycott of Cabinet meetings after a three-month deadlock that has worsened the small nation’s unprecedented economic meltdown. The two Shiite groups said in a joint...

RNC threatens to boycott commission's presidential debates

Jan. 13, 2022 16:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee said Thursday it is planning a rules change that would force presidential candidates seeking the party’s nomination to sign a pledge saying they will not participate in any debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates. ...

China denounces US law on Xinjiang imports

Dec. 24, 2021 05:01 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government on Friday denounced a U.S. law that restricts imports from Xinjiang as a violation of international law and dismissed complaints of abuses against mostly Muslim minorities in the northwestern region as lies. President Joe Biden signed the...

Japan won't send government delegation to Beijing Olympics

Dec. 24, 2021 04:42 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Friday it won't send a delegation of ministers to represent the government at the Beijing Games but three Olympic officials will attend, a decision that follows a U.S.-led move to diplomatically boycott the Games to protest China's human rights conditions. ...

Intel apologizes for asking suppliers to avoid Xinjiang

Dec. 23, 2021 13:09 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Intel Corp. apologized Thursday for asking suppliers to avoid sourcing goods from Xinjiang after the world’s biggest chipmaker joined other foreign brands that face the fury of state media over complaints of abuses by the ruling Communist Party in the mostly Muslim region. ...

China imposes sanctions on US officials over Xinjiang

Dec. 21, 2021 06:12 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China announced sanctions on Tuesday on four members of the U.S. government's Commission on International Religious Freedom in retaliation for penalties imposed on Chinese officials over complaints of abuses in the country’s northwestern Xinjiang region. The...

Voter turnout plunges in Hong Kong under new election laws

Dec. 19, 2021 19:17 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Voter turnout in Hong Kong sank to 30 percent Sunday in the first legislative election since Beijing amended the laws to reduce the number of directly elected lawmakers and vet candidates to ensure that only those loyal to China could run. The semi-autonomous...

Hong Kong public gears up to vote amid new election laws

Dec. 17, 2021 00:26 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong voters are preparing to vote for the first time this weekend since election laws were changed, amid a dearth of opposition candidates months after the city began cracking down on dissent. The legislative elections, to be held Sunday, come after Beijing in...

EU, ex-Soviet state leaders meet as Russia tensions simmer

Dec. 15, 2021 16:26 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — As tensions with Russia simmer, European Union leaders met Wednesday with their counterparts from Ukraine and four other former Soviet republics and pledged to deepen political, trade, energy and cultural ties. The EU’s Eastern Partnership includes Armenia,...