• Asian shares mostly lower on Trump, Brazil worries

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Friday as investor worries remained about the U.S. political turmoil over an investigation into possible Russian coordination with President Donald Trump’s campaign.

  • French president talks to Putin, faces media troubles

    PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron held a special security meeting, spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and convened his Cabinet for the first time Thursday — all under a growing cloud of concern that his office is trying to control the press.

  • IAAF to rule on dozens of Russian ‘neutral’ cases next week

    MONACO (AP) — The IAAF will rule next week on whether dozens of Russians can compete as “neutral athletes.”

  • Trump lashes out at critics, ‘naysayers,’ unfair treatment

    NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at his “critics and naysayers” following more than a week of negative news coverage beginning with his sudden decision to fire James Comey as FBI director.

  • Australia considers banning laptops from airliner cabins

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is considering following the United States and Britain in banning laptops from inbound airliner cabins, the prime minister said, but declined to explain whether the move was related to an Islamic State group threat that President Donald Trump discussed with Russian diplomats.

  • KHL mulls dropping 5 teams to save costs

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Kontinental Hockey League is considering shrinking from 29 to 24 teams following years of financial instability.

  • US comes back to beat Russia 5-3 at ice hockey worlds

    COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — The United States came back three times to hand Russia its first defeat 5-3 and top Group A with its sixth straight win at the ice hockey world championship on Tuesday.

  • Parayko scores 2 as Canada wins 5-0 at ice hockey worlds

    PARIS (AP) — Defenseman Colton Parayko scored twice and center Nate Mackinnon moved atop the tournament scoring leaders with three assists as defending champion Canada beat Norway 5-0 at the ice hockey world championship on Monday.

  • Demonization of Soros recalls old anti-Semitic conspiracies

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — In most nations, having a billionaire financier and philanthropist would be a source of great pride, a person many elected officials would want to cozy up to.

  • The Latest: Putin condemns North Korea missile test

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea’s missile launch (all times local):