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Japan aims for World Cup knockout stage against Costa Rica

Nov. 26, 2022 04:30 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — How big was Japan's 2-1 upset of Germany in the opening round of the World Cup? Newspapers in Japan used the term “Daikimboshi” from sumo wrestling to describe the magnitude of the surprise: when a low-ranked wrestler overpowers a grand champion. ...

Taiwan votes on lower voting age, mayors, city councils

Nov. 26, 2022 04:23 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Lingering concerns about the threat posed by its giant neighbor China took a backseat in Taiwan's closely watched local elections on Saturday as voters focused on other pressing issues closer to home such as air pollution and bad traffic. Taiwanese were...

10 killed in apartment fire in northwest China's Xinjiang

Nov. 26, 2022 04:00 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A fire in an apartment building in northwestern China's Xinjiang region killed 10 people and injured nine, authorities said Friday, amid stringent lockdowns that have left many residents in the area stuck in their homes for more than three months. The fire broke out...

Germany’s World Cup survival on the line against Spain

Nov. 26, 2022 03:47 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — When the World Cup draw came out in April, one of the highlights of the group stage was Sunday’s Spain vs. Germany at Al Bayt Stadium. Eight months later, the game between the two former world champions and pre-tournament favorites gained even more prominence...

Macao awards casino licenses to MGM, Sands, Wynn, 3 others

Nov. 26, 2022 03:13 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Macao has tentatively renewed the casino licenses of MGM Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts and three Chinese rivals after they promised to help diversify its economy by investing in non-gambling attractions, the government said Saturday. The announcement is...

Today in History: November 26, the NHL is founded

Nov. 26, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2022. There are 35 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 26, 1950, China entered the Korean War, launching a counteroffensive against soldiers from the United...

China's Xi pledges support for Cuba on 'core interests'

Nov. 25, 2022 22:54 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Cuban counterpart pledged mutual support over their fellow communist states’ “core interests” Friday at a meeting further hailing a return to face-to-face diplomacy by Beijing. In comments to Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, Xi...

US FCC bans sales, import of Chinese tech from Huawei, ZTE

Nov. 25, 2022 21:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is banning the sale of communications equipment made by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE and restricting the use of some China-made video surveillance systems, citing an “unacceptable risk” to national security. The five-member Federal Communications...

US stocks wobble to a mixed close, indexes keep weekly gains

Nov. 25, 2022 13:45 PM EST

Stocks wobbled to a mixed close on Wall Street Friday, but every major index notched weekly gains in a holiday-shortened week. Investors faced a relatively quiet day, though concerns about inflation, high interest rates and a potential recession still hover over Wall Street. Markets...

EU, US edging toward trade spat when both want unity instead

Nov. 25, 2022 12:43 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and the United States are treading precariously close to a major trans-Atlantic trade dispute at a time when the two Western giants want to show unity in the face of challenges from Russia and China. EU trade ministers on Friday insisted they...