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Intimidating tree-lined fairways of Sahalee await Nelly Korda and rest of field in the Women's PGA

Jun. 20, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

SAMMAMISH, Wash. (AP) — Inside her yardage book, Nelly Korda keeps the markings simple. The No. 1 player in the world denotes the spots she needs to avoid hitting by writing X’s. At Sahalee Country Club, with Douglas fir, red cedar and hemlock trees framing every fairway and...

Mutual defense pact between North Korea and Russia raises new questions, but it's far from unique

Jun. 20, 2024 06:13 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A new mutual-defense pact signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un commits each country to come to the other's aid if attacked. Just what the threshold for such assistance would be is currently unclear -- maybe deliberately so,...

Malaysian leader Anwar says China a 'true friend' and not to be feared as Premier Li ends visit

Jun. 20, 2024 05:41 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on Thursday rejected the notion that China's dominance is to be feared, calling China a “true friend” at the end of Premier Li Qiang's visit to mark 50 years of diplomatic ties between their countries. While...

Philippines demands China return rifles and pay for boat damage after hostilities in disputed sea

Jun. 19, 2024 21:40 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief demanded Wednesday that China return several rifles and equipment seized by the Chinese coast guard in a disputed shoal and pay for damages in an assault he likened to an act of piracy in the South China Sea. Chinese...

Fresh Malaysian durians will make their way to China as trade deals signed during Premier Li's visit

Jun. 19, 2024 06:55 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Fresh Malaysian durians will soon make their way to China as the two countries signed a slew of trade and economic deals Wednesday during a visit by Premier Li Qiang to celebrate a half-century of diplomatic relations. Li held private talks with...

US lawmakers meet with Dalai Lama in India's Dharamshala, sparking anger from China

Jun. 19, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

DHARAMSHALA, India (AP) — A bipartisan United States congressional delegation met with the Dalai Lama Wednesday at his residence in India's Dharamshala, sparking anger from China which views the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism as a dangerous separatist. This comes as...

Luxury sales are flattening amid a self-inflicted creativity crisis and price hikes, study finds

Jun. 18, 2024 20:42 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The post-pandemic surge in global sales of luxury handbags, shoes and apparel is set to stall this year amid a creativity crisis and price hikes as brands shift focus to the biggest spending customers, a new study by the Bain consultancy said Tuesday. Bain is...

Religious and cultural mentions removed from names of China's Xinjiang villages, rights groups say

Jun. 18, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Authorities in China’s western Xinjiang region have been systematically replacing the names of villages inhabited by Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities to reflect the ruling Communist Party’s ideology, as part of an attack on their cultural identity, a report released...

24 people charged in money laundering scheme involving Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, prosecutors say

Jun. 18, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A five-year investigation by U.S. officials has uncovered a complex partnership between one of Mexico’s most notorious drug cartels and Chinese underground banking groups in the U.S. that laundered money from the sale of fentanyl, cocaine and other drugs, federal prosecutors...

Adidas is investigating allegations of embezzlement and bribery in China, according to news reports

Jun. 18, 2024 11:51 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Athletic apparel company Adidas has launched an investigation into allegations of “compliance violations” in China after receiving an anonymous letter earlier this month accusing local executives of embezzling “millions of euros,” according to news reports. ...