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Macao closing office in Taipei amid rising Chinese pressure

MACAO, China (AP) — The tiny Chinese autonomous region of Macao has joined its larger neighbor Hong Kong in closing its representative office in Taiwan as China seeks to intensify the diplomatic isola...

Biden, Putin discuss ambassadors, nuclear weapons and more

Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin of Russia spent more than three hours discussing issues Wednesday at their summit in Geneva. They ticked through their respective lists so quickly and in such “...

Man arrested in San Francisco stabbing of Asian woman

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police arrested a man hours after he allegedly stabbed a 94-year-old Asian woman Wednesday in an unprovoked attack, officials said. Officers respo...

Fed sees earlier time frame for rate hikes with inflation up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it may act sooner than previously planned to start dialing back the low-interest-rate policies that have helped fuel a swift rebound from ...

White House: Markets showing little worry about inflation

The White House believes it has an ally in the bond markets to make the case that inflation isn't an economic threat. Republican lawmakers have interpreted the jump in consumer and p...

Officer responding to shooting accidentally hits wounded man

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer responding to reports of shots fired accidentally struck a wounded man who was lying in a street, authorities said. Eric Cole, 42, of ...

Spain hopes to jumpstart electric car industry with EU funds

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Daniel Sánchez is one of the luckier electric car owners in Spain. With a free recharging station less than a kilometer from his home just north of Barcelona, he can keep his T...

Delaney: Shielding Eriksen was to protect his family

COPENHAGEN (AP) — When Denmark midfielder Thomas Delaney ordered his teammates to form a circle around Christian Eriksen on the field, he was acting partly on instinct and partly from experience. ...

Spanish prize honors group empowering African girls, women

MADRID (AP) — A consortium of non-profit groups that aims to reduce poverty in Africa through educating more girls and empowering women has won a Princess of Asturias award. The Camp...

Lebanon's crisis threatens one of its few unifiers, the army

BEIRUT (AP) — Since the civil war, through wars with Israel, militant bombings and domestic turmoil, Lebanese have considered their military as an anchor for stability, one of the only institutions st...

Dodgers' Bellinger returns to IL with left hamstring strain

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger is returning to the injured list with a left hamstring strain. Los Angeles recalled right-hander Mitch White before Tuesday night...

US and Mexico seek ways to do more on irregular immigration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In consecutive visits this month, Vice President Kamala Harris and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have conveyed to the most important U.S. partner that the Biden adm...

Ethiopia envoy: Eritrean troops in Tigray will `leave soon'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ethiopia’s U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that Eritrean troops who have been fighting with his country’s forces in a war against the Tigray region’s fugitive leaders “will definite...

MLB threatens pitchers with 10-game bans for altering balls

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games for using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs in a crackdown by Major League Baseball that will start Monday. ...

US and Mexico seek ways to do more on irregular immigration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In consecutive visits this month, Vice President Kamala Harris and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have conveyed to the most important U.S. partner that the Biden adm...