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

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

South Africa's virus cases decline, liquor sales allowed

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's government has lifted a ban on liquor sales and relaxed other pandemic restrictions, reporting that a recent spike in coronavirus cases has passed its peak,...
Jul. 26, 2021

Japan grants health benefits to A-bomb 'black rain' victims

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday he has decided to grant official medical benefits to 84 Hiroshima residents who were exposed to highly radioactive “black rain”...
Jul. 26, 2021

Olympics Latest: Ono claims 4th judo gold of Games for Japan

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 Judo superstar...
Jul. 26, 2021

Liz Weston: How to have a retirement worth saving for

Most advice about retirement planning focuses on how to save enough money to replace your paycheck. But work provides us with a lot more than income. Many of us get...
Jul. 26, 2021

VIRUS DIARY: A really, really, REALLY long Olympic journey

SOMEWHERE OVER THE PACIFIC (AP) — My location was Haneda Airport in Tokyo. My destination was the Main Press Center for the Olympics — also in Tokyo. Turns out the...
Jul. 26, 2021

Olympics Latest: Dutch rowers to compete but keep distance

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: ___ World Rowing officials say...
Jul. 26, 2021

Olympics Latest: Gjakova win's Kosovo's second judo gold

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 Nora Gjakova...
Jul. 26, 2021

Streak ends: Titmus terminates Ledecky's golden run in Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — Katie Ledecky strolled onto the deck first, which meant she was headed to the second spot on the medal podium. What a strange place for her to...
Jul. 26, 2021

Olympics Latest: Men's gymnastics competition gets underway

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: ___ The team final in...
Jul. 26, 2021

UK police investigate Speakers' Corner knife attack

LONDON (AP) — London police are looking for witnesses after an attacker slashed a woman with a knife at Speakers’ Corner, the historic spot in Hyde Park where people have...
Jul. 26, 2021

Pakistani army: Afghan soldiers flee attack, cross border

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of Afghan soldiers slipped across the border into northwestern Pakistan, the Pakistani army said Monday. The Afghan troops were fleeing after their border post was overrun,...
Jul. 26, 2021

More rain to hit China's flood-ravaged Henan province

XINXIANG, China (AP) — Forecasters Monday said more heavy rain is expected in central China’s flood-ravaged Henan province, where the death toll continues to rise. The Henan provincial meteorological observatory...
Jul. 26, 2021

The Latest: AstraZeneca backs Australia vaccine advice

CANBERRA, Australia — AstraZeneca has backed the advice of Australia’s immunization expert body that Sydney residents should take any COVID-19 vaccine they can get. The Australian Technical Advisory Group on...
Jul. 26, 2021

World stocks mostly lower after Wall Street highs

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mostly lower on Monday after stocks rallied to records on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above the 35,000 level Friday...
Jul. 26, 2021

Olympics Latest: Djokovic remains on course for Golden Slam

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: ___ Top-ranked tennis player Novak...
Jul. 26, 2021

Malaysian contract doctors walk out to seek fairer treatment

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Hundreds of contract doctors walked off their jobs in Malaysian government hospitals on Monday, demanding fairer treatment for more than 20,000 physicians who work without...
Jul. 26, 2021

Russian PM visits Pacific islands claimed by Japan

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian prime minister on Monday visited the Pacific islands claimed by Japan and said the government is considering setting up a special economic zone there. Prime...
Jul. 26, 2021

Olympic broadcasters curb sexual images of female athletes

TOKYO (AP) — At an Olympics aiming to set the highest level of television standards, the head of broadcasting at the Tokyo Games is trying to banish overly sexualized images...
Jul. 26, 2021

Pandemic Olympics endured heat, and now a typhoon's en route

TOKYO (AP) — First, the sun. Now: the wind and the rain. The Tokyo Olympics, delayed by the pandemic and opened under oppressive heat, is due for another hit of...
Jul. 26, 2021

Rain brings crucial help against wildfire in Northeast Spain

SANT MARTI DE TOUS, Spain (AP) — A soft rain is bringing respite to firefighters and Spain's army working to quench the flames in a major forest fire that has...
Jul. 26, 2021

London cleans up after flash flooding drenches homes, subway

LONDON (AP) — Londoners were cleaning up Monday after torrential rain left homes, roads and several subway stations flooded, the second unseasonal inundation in as many weeks. The Met Office...
Jul. 26, 2021

Lebanese billionaire poised to be named premier-designate

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s president is expected to appoint Monday a billionaire businessman and former prime minister as the next premier-designate, after Saad Hariri earlier this month gave up attempts...
Jul. 26, 2021

Olympics Latest: South Korea wins men's team gold in archery

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 South Korea...
Jul. 26, 2021

German business confidence sinks as virus clouds outlook

BERLIN (AP) — German business confidence has dipped unexpectedly this month as increasing coronavirus infections help cloud businesses' outlook for the coming months, a closely watched survey found Monday. The...
Jul. 26, 2021

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