• Hospital says N. Korean soldier’s condition stabilizing

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hospital officials say the condition of a North Korean soldier severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea is gradually improving after two surgeries but it’s too early to tell whether he makes a recovery.

  • Strong earthquake jolts southwest China; no word on damage

    BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake has shaken China’s Tibet region but there’s no immediate word on damage or casualties.

  • Papadakis & Cizeron set personal best in ice dance short

    PARIS (AP) — Edinson Cavani scored twice as unbeaten Paris Saint-Germain overcame a slow start to beat Nantes 4-1 and move six points clear at the top of the French league on Saturday.

  • IOC to decide Dec. 5 if Russia goes to 2018 Winter Olympics

    GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

  • Activists praise Trudeau’s comments about Duterte crackdown

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Human rights advocates praised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for publicly expressing concerns about the Philippine president’s deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, with Human Rights Watch saying the “quiet diplomacy” adopted by President Donald Trump and other world leaders won’t stop the killings.

  • Human rights repression in China seen worsening under Xi

    BEIJING (AP) — After five years of prison and three more confined by guards at home, Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng could take no more.

  • Kirk finishes with eagle and the lead at Sea Island

    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Chris Kirk holed an 18-foot putt for eagle on his final hole for a 9-under 63 and a one-shot lead Thursday in the RSM Classic.

  • Trump exhorts UCLA trio to thank Xi for release in China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged three suspended UCLA basketball players on Thursday to thank China’s president for their freedom after they shoplifted in China.

  • Cambodia’s top court orders opposition party dissolved

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s Supreme Court has ordered the country’s main opposition party be dissolved, in one of the biggest blows yet to democratic aspirations in the Southeast Asian state.

  • China makes no offer of debt relief for Venezuela

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday made no offer of debt relief to Venezuela, but said it was confident the country can deal with the problem.