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Asian Games in China postponed because of spread of COVID-19

May. 06, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

Less than three months after Beijing hosted the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the Olympic Council of Asia said Friday that this year's Asian Games in China are being postponed because of concerns about the spreading omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country. The OCA said it had...

US takes 2-0 lead over Ukraine at Billie Jean King Cup

Apr. 15, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Alison Riske and Jessica Pegula gave the United States a 2-0 lead over Ukraine on Friday in the best-of-five Billie Jean King Cup qualifier. Riske beat Dayana Yastremska 7-6 (18-16), 7-5, surviving an epic first set that lasted 1 hour, 27 minutes. Pegula beat...

Macario, Lavelle score 2 each and US downs Uzbekistan 9-0

Apr. 12, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

CHESTER, Penn. (AP) — Rose Lavelle and Catarina Macario each scored a pair of first-half goals, and the U.S. women's national team beat Uzbekistan 9-0 on Tuesday to extend the team's unbeaten streak to 67 games on American soil. Trinity Rodman, who came in as a second-half...

Smith youngest hat trick for US women since '00 in 9-1 rout

Apr. 09, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sophia Smith became the youngest player in 22 years to score a hat trick for the U.S. women's national team, which routed Uzbekistan 9-1 on Saturday and extended its unbeaten streak on American soil to 66 games. Smith scored in the 33rd, 35th and 56th...

As Russia sees tech brain drain, other nations hope to gain

Mar. 31, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Russia’s tech workers are looking for safer and more secure professional pastures. By one estimate, up to 70,000 computer specialists, spooked by a sudden frost in the business and political climate, have bolted the country since Russia invaded Ukraine...

China's Xi strongly backs Afghanistan at regional conference

Mar. 31, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping issued strong backing for Afghanistan at a regional conference Thursday, while making no mention of human rights abuses by the country’s Taliban leaders. China's foreign minister, meanwhile, led calls for the U.S. to unfreeze Afghan assets held abroad...

China shows Afghanistan ambitions at multinational meetings

Mar. 30, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ambitions to have a major hand in Afghanistan's stability and development under the Taliban, while boosting its own stature, will be on display at a pair of multinational meetings it is hosting starting Wednesday. The talks offer a rare opportunity for...

Holocaust survivors flee from Ukraine to Germany for safety

Mar. 28, 2022 02:42 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — When the bombs started falling on Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, last month, Tatyana Zhuravliova had a horrible deja vu: the 83-year-old Ukrainian Jew felt the same panic she suffered as a little girl when the Nazis were flying air attacks on her hometown of Odesa. ...