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Sophie Goldschmidt taking over as US Ski & Snowboard CEO

Sep. 27, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — U.S. Ski & Snowboard appointed Sophie Goldschmidt as president and CEO on Monday, replacing Tiger Shaw. Goldschmidt was most recently CEO of the World Surf League and has held executive positions at the NBA, WTA, PGA European Tour, Rugby...

China: 2 Canadians in prisoner swap freed for health reasons

Sep. 27, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China’s Foreign Ministry said Monday that two Canadians detained in late 2019 who were allowed to return to Canada in a prisoner swap were released on bail for health reasons. A ministry spokesperson made the comment as Beijing sought to...

China's factories, households grapple with power cuts

Sep. 27, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global shoppers face possible shortages of smartphones and other goods ahead of Christmas after power cuts to meet official energy use targets forced Chinese factories to shut down and left some households in the dark. In the northeastern city of...

Canadians, Chinese executive return home in prisoner swap

Sep. 25, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — China, the U.S. and Canada completed a high-stakes prisoner swap with joyous homecomings for two Canadians held by China and for an executive of Chinese global communications giant Huawei Technologies charged with fraud, potentially bringing closure to a 3-year feud that...

Liu wins Nebelhorn to give US 3rd entry for Beijing Olympics

Sep. 25, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

OBERSTDORF, Germany (AP) — Two-time national champion Alysa Liu won the Nebelhorn Trophy women's competition on Saturday, giving the U.S. a third qualifying spot for the figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year. Liu led after her short...

French hockey official Luc Tardif elected IIHF president

Sep. 25, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — French official Luc Tardif was elected president of the International Ice Hockey Federation on Saturday ahead of the return of NHL players to the Olympics in February. Tardif, who was born and raised in Canada, beat German candidate Franz...

Huawei executive returns as China releases 2 Canadians

Sep. 25, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — An executive of Chinese global communications giant Huawei Technologies returned from Canada Saturday night following a legal settlement that also saw the release of two Canadians held by China, potentially bringing closure to a nearly 3-year-long feud embroiling...

Under China pressure, Taiwan opposition choses new leader

Sep. 25, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s main opposition Nationalist Party chose former leader Eric Chu as its new chairperson Saturday in an election overshadowed by increasing pressure from neighbor China. Four candidates, including incumbent chair Johnny Chiang, had...

Hong Kong June 4 vigil organizers to disband amid crackdown

Sep. 25, 2021 07:24 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong group that had organized annual vigils in remembrance of victims of the Chinese military’s crushing of the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests voted to disband Saturday amid an ongoing crackdown on independent political activism in the...

Canadians released after Huawei CFO resolves US charges

Sep. 25, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Canadians detained in China on spying charges were released from prison and flown out of the country on Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, just after a top executive of Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies reached a deal with the U.S. Justice...