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Beijing accuses US of inciting Lithuania over Taiwan

Jan. 10, 2022 05:47 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing on Monday accused Washington of inciting Lithuania to “contain China" in a feud over the status of self-ruled Taiwan after U.S. officials expressed support for the European Union-member country in the face of Chinese economic pressure. Lithuania is the...

Activists urge Tesla to close new Xinjiang showroom

Jan. 04, 2022 22:17 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — American activists are appealing to Tesla Inc. to close a new showroom in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, where officials are accused of abuses against mostly Muslim ethnic minorities. Tesla on Friday announced the opening of its showroom in Urumqi, the...

Crafts: Indie makers get creative with yarns, dyes

Jan. 04, 2022 08:07 AM EST

When you see a nice handmade sweater, you know it took a while to make. The knitting or crocheting is just part of it. (A fun online calculator at www.lovecrafts.com estimates how long anything from a basic scarf to a blanket, baby booties or patterned garment would take you; figure...

Desmond Tutu, South Africa's moral conscience, dies at 90

Dec. 26, 2021 13:28 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning icon, an uncompromising foe of apartheid and a modern-day activist for racial justice and LGBT rights, died Sunday at 90. South Africans, world leaders and people around the globe mourned the death of the man viewed as...

2021 Notebook: China a huge 2021 story, with Olympics ahead

Dec. 20, 2021 14:13 PM EST

China was one of the biggest stories of 2021 — from its plans to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in the face of criticism about its human rights records in the Xinjiang region, Tibet and Hong Kong to questions about how it would wield its economic power in a delicately balanced world. Not to...

Olympic leaders criticize FIFA as activists target meeting

Dec. 11, 2021 12:45 PM EST

Olympic leaders aimed their ire at FIFA’s president over his push for staging more World Cups, during an IOC-hosted meeting that Tibetan students tried to interrupt on Saturday in a protest against the Beijing Winter Games. FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s plan to stage men’s...

Celtics' Freedom calls becoming US citizen 'unforgettable'

Dec. 01, 2021 00:25 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Enes Freedom will now be linked forever to a word he says he fought for his entire life. The Boston Celtics center changed his name from Enes Kanter to Enes Kanter Freedom in celebration of him officially becoming a United States citizen on Monday. ...

New country, new name for US citizen 'Enes Kanter Freedom'

Nov. 28, 2021 15:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is changing his name to “Enes Kanter Freedom” to celebrate becoming a United States citizen. Kanter's manager, Hank Fetic, told The Associated Press that Kanter will have his citizenship oath ceremony on Monday...

Dalai Lama says China's leaders 'don't understand' diversity

Nov. 10, 2021 06:19 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says China’s leaders “don’t understand the variety of different cultures” and that the ruling Communist Party’s penchant for tight social control can be harmful. The 86-year-old Buddhist monk on...

Udoka: Celtics haven't talked to Kanter about Tibet comments

Oct. 22, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka said Friday night that he hasn’t talked to center Enes Kanter about the player's criticism of the Chinese government that led to the team's games being pulled off television there. “We know it’s out there,” Udoka said...