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Water polo’s Jesse Smith makes 5th US Olympic team

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Jesse Smith is heading to his record-tying fifth Olympics after he was selected Friday for the U.S. men's water polo team for the Tokyo...

Firmly in control, China’s Communist Party marks centenary

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BEIJING — China‚Äôs ruling Communist Party is marking the 100th anniversary of its founding with speeches and grand displays intended to showcase economic progress...

Tokyo 2020: 3 new events spice up Olympic swimming schedule

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Michael Phelps won five golds and a silver to close out his career as the winningest Olympian in history. American Simone...

$40 billion pledged at Paris conference for gender equality

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PARIS — World leaders, philanthropists and organizations have pledged at least $40 billion at an international conference in Paris to boost gender equality, as...

World champion Chen to begin Olympic quest at Skate America

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Three-time world figure skating champion Nathan Chen will begin his final preparations for the Winter Olympics in Beijing when he...

Paris conference aims to fast-track road to gender equality

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UNITED NATIONS — An international conference opening in Paris on Wednesday aims to fast-track the road to gender equality and mobilize millions of dollars...

Russia, China declare friendship treaty extension, hail ties

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MOSCOW — The leaders of Russia and China on Monday hailed increasingly close ties between their countries and announced the extension of a 20-year-old...

Bettman casts doubt on NHL players going to Beijing Olympcs

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TAMPA, Fla. — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said time is running out to reach a deal to send players to the 2022 Winter Olympics...

Aquino, Philippine ex-leader who challenged China, is buried

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MANILA, Philippines — Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III was buried in austere state rites during the pandemic Saturday with many remembering him for...

AP Newsbreak: China pressures Ukraine at UN rights council

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GENEVA — China pressured Ukraine into withdrawing its support for a call for more scrutiny of human rights in China's western region of Xinjiang...