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Ash Barty done for season, won't defend her WTA Finals title

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — World No. 1-ranked Ash Barty won’t defend her season-ending WTA Finals title and is done for the year due to continuing COVID-19 travel and quarantine restrictions. ...

UN investigator: North Korea has never been more isolated

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea has never been more isolated from the international community as a result of its drastic steps to prevent COVID-19, and the ruptured global ties are having “a dramati...

Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

Global Forecast as of 23:00 GMT Friday, October 22, 2021 _____ City/Town, Country;Friday's Weather Condition;Friday's High Temp (F);Friday's Low Temp (F);Saturday's...

Global Forecast-Celsius

Global Forecast as of 23:00 GMT Friday, October 22, 2021 _____ City/Town, Country;Friday's Weather Condition;Friday's High Temp (C);Friday's Low Temp (C);Saturday's...

Russian, Tajik troops hold joint drills near Afghan border

MOMIRAK FIRING RANGE, Tajikistan (AP) — Russian and Tajik troops conducted joint drills Friday near Tajikistan's border with Afghanistan, as part of efforts to prepare for possible security threats is...

China vows no concessions on Taiwan after Biden comments

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday said there is “no room” for compromise or concessions over the issue of Taiwan, following a comment by U.S. President Joe Biden that the U.S. is committed to defending t...

Myanmar upset its military leader barred from regional meet

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military-installed government on Friday sharply challenged a pronouncement by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations barring its leader from from attending the regional bl...

US intel warns China could dominate advanced technologies

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials issued new warnings Friday about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive milita...

Stocks edge higher as major indexes head for weekly gains

Stocks edged higher in morning trading on Wall Street Friday and are on track for their third straight week of gains. The S&P 500 index rose 0.1% as of 10:21 a.m. Eastern. The be...

Zhang Boheng wins all-around final at gymnastics worlds

KITAKYUSHU, Japan (AP) — Zhang Boheng of China edged Olympic champion Daiki Hashimoto on Friday to win the gold medal in the men’s all-around at the gymnastics world championships. Z...

Amnesty seeks COVID-19 inquiry into Italian nursing homes

ROME (AP) — Amnesty International called Friday for an independent parliamentary inquiry into COVID-19 deaths in Italian nursing homes and reports of retaliation against nursing home staff who spoke o...

Chinese tax agency investigating high-profile developer

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government said Friday it is investigating possible tax evasion by a subsidiary of high-profile real estate developer SOHO China Ltd., the target of an aborted takeover atte...

WTA Tenerife Ladies Open Results

Friday Tenerife, Spain Purse: $235,238 Surface: Hardcourt outdoor TENERIFE, SPAIN (AP) _ Results Friday from ...

China Evergrande's snowballing debt crisis

HONG KONG, Oct 22 (Reuters) - China Evergrande Group (3333.HK) has supplied funds to pay interest on a dollar bond, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday, days before a deadline ...

China urges U.S. to avoid sending wrong signals on Taiwan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s foreign ministry urged the United States on Friday to avoid sending any wrong signals to proponents of Taiwanese independence, after President Joe Biden said the Unit...