• This is a Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 file photo of  international Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel as he answers a question during a news conference addressing hockey issues at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  NHL players will probably not compete at the next Winter Olympics in 2018 because of a lack of money to cover insurance, Rene Fasel the head of the International Ice Hockey Federation has told The Associated Press.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    AP Interview: Fasel worried NHL players will skip 2018 Games

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The head of ice hockey’s international body says there’s a strong possibility that NHL players won’t be competing at the next Winter Olympics.

  • In this April 13, 2016 file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese suspects involved in wire fraud are escorted off a plane upon arriving at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China. Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia's deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island's nationals to China to face wire fraud charges. The deportation follows the sending of nearly four dozen Taiwanese from Kenya to China last month, a case that has raised concerns Beijing is exerting diplomatic pressure over the island it considers its own territory. The Taiwanese Cabinet, in a statement late Saturday, April 30, says China pressured Malaysia to deport the Taiwanese wire fraud suspects to the mainland. (Yin Gang/Xinhua News Agency via AP, File) NO SALES

    Malaysia deports 32 Taiwanese to China, draws protest

    BEIJING (AP) — Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia’s deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island’s nationals to China this weekend to face wire fraud charges, the latest in a series of disputes that has raised new friction between China and Taiwan.

  • Malaysia deports 32 Taiwanese to China, draws protest

    BEIJING (AP) — Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia’s deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island’s nationals to China to face wire fraud charges.

  • Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, left, shakes hands with China's Premier Li Keqiang during a meeting at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Jason Lee/Pool Photo via AP)

    China, Japan foreign ministers meet to smooth tense ties

    BEIJING (AP) — China laid out firm conditions Saturday for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo’s visiting foreign minister that there could be “no ambiguity or vacillation” in meeting Beijing’s demands over historical interpretation, relations with Taiwan and other key matters.

  • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks at a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing, China, Friday, April 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea

    BEIJING (AP) — Denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies, particularly in Asia.

  • Han Yunhong, an official from the Public Security Bureau listens to questions during a press conference about a law regulating overseas non-governmental organizations held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Thursday, April 28, 2016. China passed a much-debated law on foreign non-governmental organizations on Thursday in a move in which Beijing says would better serve the groups but critics are concerned would further restrict them by subjecting them to close police supervision. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China passes law to tighten controls on foreign nonprofits

    BEIJING (AP) — China passed a law Thursday tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision, a move officials say will help the groups but critics charge is the latest attempt by authorities to clamp down on perceived threats to the ruling Communist Party’s control.