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Xi extolls free trade at Asia meet as G-7 ends in disarray

Jun. 10, 2018 5:09 AM EDT

QINGDAO, China (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping extolled free trade and criticized "selfish, short-sighted" policies Sunday during a closely orchestrated gathering of a Beijing-led bloc, standing in stark contrast with the G-7 summit that ended in disarray over trade tensions. "We should reject selfish,...

Soyuz capsule with 3 astronauts docks with space station

Jun. 8, 2018 9:31 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian space capsule carrying three astronauts has docked with the International Space Station two days after it was launched from Kazakhstan. The Soyuz capsule docked with the station at 13:01 GMT Friday some 255 miles (410 kilometers) above the Earth. It is carrying Serena...

Shanghai meet shows China's expansive goals in Central Asia

Jun. 7, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

KHORGOS, Kazakhstan (AP) — At this remote crossing point along China's border with Kazakhstan, mountains rise behind cranes shifting cargo containers from Chinese trains to cars on narrower track used in the states of the former Soviet Union. It's all part of a day's work at the bustling Khorgos Gateway,...

Trio of astronauts blast off to international space station

Jun. 6, 2018 8:37 AM EDT

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A trio of astronauts from Russia, the United States and the European Space Agency blasted off Wednesday for a mission on the International Space Station. A Russian spacecraft carrying Serena Aunon-Chancellor of NASA, Sergey Prokopyev of Russian space agency Roscosmos and the...

A trio of astronauts has blasted off from Baikonur on a mission to the International Space Station

Jun. 6, 2018 7:15 AM EDT
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A trio of astronauts has blasted off from Baikonur on a mission to the International Space Station.

The Latest: Cecchinato enjoys "best moment" of his life

Jun. 5, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 9:40 p.m. Before making it to the French Open semifinals, Mario Cecchinato had lost in the first round at each of the four Grand Slam tournaments he had entered. In Paris last year, he did not even play in the main draw after losing in the...

Russian space capsule with 3 astronauts lands in Kazakhstan

Jun. 3, 2018 9:36 AM EDT

DZHEZKAZGAN, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying three astronauts from the International Space Station has landed safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan. The capsule hit the ground at 6:39 p.m. (1239 GMT) Sunday without apparent problems, descending under a red-and-white parachute. Aboard...

Chinese mass-indoctrination camps evoke Cultural Revolution

May. 17, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Day after day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China's new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party. When Bekali, a Kazakh Muslim, refused, he was forced to...

China's mass indoctrination camps evoke Cultural Revolution

May. 17, 2018 11:07 PM EDT

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China's new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party. When Bekali, a Kazakh Muslim, refused to...

Putin hosts meeting of Moscow-dominated economic alliance

May. 14, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has chaired a meeting of the economic alliance that includes his country and several ex-Soviet nations, and which has invited Moldova as an observer. During Monday's meeting in Sochi, Putin hailed the Eurasian Economic Union as a dynamic group and pointed at...