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Olympics Latest: Cheung Ka Long win's gold for Hong Kong

Jul. 26, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Cheung Ka Long won Hong Kong’s second Olympic gold...

The Latest: Pakistan gets 3M more US vaccine doses from US

Jul. 26, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Monday received 3 million more doses of the Moderna vaccine from the United States under the U.N.-backed COVAX initiative, according to the U.N. children’s agency. UNICEF used Twitter to announce the latest vaccine delivery to Pakistan, saying...

Olympic fencing loss parried by love and marriage proposal

Jul. 26, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

CHIBA, Japan (AP) — For Argentine fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice, the sting of an Olympic defeat was quickly parried by a stroke of love. Perez Maurice had just been beaten in the women's saber when her long-time coach and partner Lucas Guillermo Saucedo turned the...

AP PHOTOS: Taboo in Tokyo, tattoos on display at Olympics

Jul. 26, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Taboo in much of Tokyo, tattoos are everywhere at the Olympics. There’s the lion on British swimmer Adam Peaty’s shoulder. An inspirational message on the arm of Chinese 3-on-3 basketball player Yan Peng. A likeness of Christ the Redeemer on the calf of...

All a blur as Canada's MacNeil claims 2 medals at Olympics

Jul. 26, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Races often end in a blur for Canada's Maggie MacNeil, who wears glasses outside the pool but doesn't use contacts or prescription goggles when swimming. That means it takes a second or two for the picture to become clear after she's touched the wall as...

Recovery key for water polo teams at Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 26, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Moments after the U.S. closed out a grueling victory over China at the Tokyo Olympics, Rachel Fattal and her teammates got right back to work in the warm-down pool at the Tatsumi Water Polo Centre. Fattal and company have a saying, and it comes up so often...

Judoka Nora Gjakova wins gold on mourning day for Kosovo

Jul. 26, 2021 07:37 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Nora Gjakova brought some semblance of joy to Kosovo by winning its second Tokyo Olympics judo gold medal on Monday. With her country in mourning following the death of 10 people in a road accident on Sunday, the 28-year-old Gjakova took the...

Malaysia's Parliament opens after 7 months, emergency to end

Jul. 26, 2021 07:35 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government said it will not extend a coronavirus emergency beyond Aug. 1 as the country's Parliament reopened Monday after a disputed seven-month suspension amid a worsening pandemic. The emergency, which allowed the government...

AP Interview: US calls on China to be responsible power

Jul. 26, 2021 07:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat called on China to look beyond differences and work with the United States on difficult global issues such as climate and the COVID-19 pandemic as a responsible global power. Wendy Sherman, the deputy secretary of state, was...

Senior US diplomat calls on China to look beyond differences, work with US on global issues as responsible great power

Jul. 26, 2021 07:16 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Senior US diplomat calls on China to look beyond differences, work with US on global issues as responsible great power.