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Hamas and Fatah sign declaration in Beijing on ending yearslong rift as war rages in Gaza

Jul. 23, 2024 06:45 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a declaration in Beijing on ending a yearslong rift, the groups said Tuesday, taking a step toward resolving a deep divide which has lingered for years despite repeated attempts at unifying the sides. The two...

Stock market today: World shares are mixed, Chinese indexes sink, after Wall St snaps losing streak

Jul. 23, 2024 06:16 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mixed and Chinese shares saw their worst day in six months Tuesday as investors showed scant enthusiasm for Beijing’s latest policy moves. Germany's DAX advanced 1% to 18.589.57 while the CAC 40 in Paris gained 0.2% to 7,636.05. In London, the...

Chinese state media: Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah sign a declaration in Beijing on ending yearslong rift

Jul. 23, 2024 02:06 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media: Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah sign a declaration in Beijing on ending yearslong rift.

A top Chinese university fires a professor after a student accused him of sexual harassment

Jul. 22, 2024 23:26 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A top Chinese university fired a professor on Monday, a day after a graduate student accused him of sexual harassment on social media in a rare public allegation and posted recordings as evidence, drawing widespread support. The woman, who identified herself as...

Biden's withdrawal injects uncertainty into wars, trade disputes and other foreign policy challenges

Jul. 22, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

Joe Biden's withdrawal from the U.S. presidential race injects greater uncertainty into the world at a time when Western leaders are grappling with wars in Ukraine and Gaza, a more assertive China in Asia and the rise of the far right in Europe. During a five-decade career in...

Philippine officials say Manila and Beijing have reached a deal to avoid confrontations at a fiercely disputed shoal

Jul. 21, 2024 06:11 AM EDT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say Manila and Beijing have reached a deal to avoid confrontations at a fiercely disputed shoal.

Stock market today: Wall Street finishes worst week since April with more losses

Jul. 19, 2024 17:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slumped Friday in another washout, as businesses around the world scrambled to contain the effects of a disruptive technology outage. The S&P 500 fell 0.7% to close its first losing week in the last three and its worst since April. The Dow Jones...

Stories on athletes and lifechanging Olympic finishes that altered the course of their careers

Jul. 19, 2024 07:42 AM EDT

(Editor's note: Fractions of a second or a slight misstep during the Olympics can alter the career, the legacy or the earning potential of athletes. Several athletes, including Michael Phelps, Edwin Moses and Simone Manuel talked with The Associated Press about some of those lifechanging finishes.)...

The winner in China's panda diplomacy: the pandas themselves

Jul. 18, 2024 23:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China's panda diplomacy may have one true winner: the pandas themselves. Decades after Beijing began working with zoos in the U.S. and Europe to protect the species, the number of giant pandas in the wild has risen to 1,900, up from about 1,100 in the 1980s, and...

Even with restrictive rules, swimsuit wars heat up in an Olympic year

Jul. 18, 2024 06:07 AM EDT

The iconic LZR Racer, the swimsuit that Michael Phelps wore while winning eight golds medals at the Beijing Olympics, is still revered around Speedo's design center. It serves as a reminder of just how much a suit can push a swimmer to greater heights. “In so many...