BEIJING | Global stocks mixed ahead of US-China tariff war talks

BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets rose Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariff battle. In early trading, Germany’s DAX index advanced 0.4 percent to 11,445.77 while London’s FTSE 100 was off 0.2 percent at 7,210.51. France’s CAC 40 added 0.4 percent to 5,203.12. … Continue reading BEIJING | Global stocks mixed ahead of US-China tariff war talks

BRUSSELS | Swedish teen leads Belgian students on 7th climate march

BRUSSELS (AP) — Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg is joining Belgian students who are skipping classes for the seventh Thursday in a row to march through Brussels to draw more attention to fighting climate change. The 16-year-old Thunberg first addressed a European Union conference, chiding adults for their inaction in the face of such climatic global … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Swedish teen leads Belgian students on 7th climate march

YAMBIO, South Sudan | Recruitment of new soldiers threatens South Sudan’s peace

YAMBIO, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s rival armed groups are forcefully recruiting civilians, including child soldiers, violating a fragile peace deal signed five months ago. The evidence from numerous accounts that opposing sides are adding fighters to their ranks is a worrying sign that threatens the country’s peace, say officials. In Yambio, near the … Continue reading YAMBIO, South Sudan | Recruitment of new soldiers threatens South Sudan’s peace

USA Football unveils council to oversee developmental model

USA Football has introduced the council that will oversee the implementation of its Football Development Model for the sport. The FDM, part of the overall American Development Model for athletes backed by the U.S. Olympic Committee, is a first of its kind framework to help parents, coaches and program leaders provide what players need to … Continue reading USA Football unveils council to oversee developmental model

DURHAM, N.C. | No. 1 Duke, Zion figuring out what’s next after knee injury

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke might have to figure out what the Zion Show will look like without its namesake. And Zion Williamson could have some things of his own to consider, too. All because of a freak injury to arguably the most exciting player in college basketball in the opening minute of the sport’s … Continue reading DURHAM, N.C. | No. 1 Duke, Zion figuring out what’s next after knee injury

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Lawyer says woman who joined IS a US citizen

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria and now wants to return to the U.S. with her child (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The lawyer for an Alabama woman denied return to the U.S. after joining the Islamic State group in Syria … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Lawyer says woman who joined IS a US citizen

BEIJING | Asian stocks higher ahead of US-China tariff war talks

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariffs battle. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4 percent to 21,528.25 after a gauge of manufacturing activity fell to a three-year low, suggesting Japanese economic growth is slowing. The Shanghai Composite Index … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks higher ahead of US-China tariff war talks

BEIJING | Report: US company to stop sales of genetic tech in Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. says it will no longer sell or service genetic sequencers in China’s mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang following criticism that they were used for surveillance that enabled human rights abuses, The Wall Street Journal reported. The company in Waltham, Massachusetts, cited its “values, ethics code and policies,” according … Continue reading BEIJING | Report: US company to stop sales of genetic tech in Xinjiang