• In this Sunday, July 17, 2016 photo, a Chinese waitress waits for customers at a restaurant with a Diaoyu Islands  theme in Beijing. Amid China's outrage over an international tribunal that rejected its territorial claims in the South China Sea, the country is using new language that some experts say shows Beijing wants to be more flexible. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China’s calls for South China Sea talks face challenges

    BEIJING (AP) — Amid China’s outrage over an international tribunal that rejected its territorial claims in the South China Sea, the country is using new language that some experts say shows Beijing wants to be more flexible. But it is too late?

  • China vows zero-tolerance on doping for Olympic team

    BEIJING (AP) — Seeking to dismiss lingering doubts, a top Chinese sports official says the country has committed to a zero-tolerance stance on doping ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Asian shares were higher Thursday as Japan's benchmark rose on hopes of Japanese government stimulus spending and better-than-expected earnings lifted Wall Street. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Asians stocks mostly higher as Japan leads on stimulus hopes

    TOKYO (AP) — European stocks were down slightly on Thursday, despite gains in Asian, after the European Central Bank left its interest rates on hold as it monitors the impact of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

  • Teen protest leader Joshua Wong shouts slogans outside a magistrate's court in Hong Kong, Thursday, July 21, 2016. A Hong Kong court on Thursday found teen protest leader Wong guilty of taking part in an illegal rally that sparked massive student-led pro-democracy protests two years ago. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Hong Kong teen protest leader guilty of unlawful assembly

    HONG KONG (AP) — Three Hong Kong student leaders were convicted Thursday of leading or encouraging the massive pro-democracy street protests that unsettled the southern Chinese city two years ago.

  • Stacy Lewis chips onto the 17th green during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 16, 2016. (Katie Rausch/The Blade via AP)

    UL Crown first step on run-up to women’s golf at Rio Games

    GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Women’s golf gets off to a running start this week on its return to the Olympics with the UL International Crown, a 32-player, eight-team event that could provide a preview to which nation rules the upcoming Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Correction: United States-China-Detention story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 15 about an American woman detained in China, The Associated Press erroneously reported a U.N. panel’s description of the accusations against her. The panel did not say that she was accused of stealing state secrets, but that the Chinese government told it she was accused of “assisting external parties to steal national intelligence.”

  • In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 and released by Guo Lu, motorists watch people gather to protest outside a KFC restaurant outlet in Baoying county in east China's Jiangsu province. In an apparent attempt to head off large-scale street demonstrations, Chinese state newspapers have criticized scattered protests against KFC restaurants and other U.S. targets sparked by an international tribunal's ruling that denied Beijing's claim to virtually the entire South China Sea. (Guo Lu via AP)

    China criticizes street protests over arbitration ruling

    BEIJING (AP) — In an apparent attempt to head off large-scale street demonstrations, Chinese state newspapers have criticized scattered protests against KFC restaurants and other U.S. targets sparked by an international tribunal’s ruling that denied Beijing’s claim to virtually the entire South China Sea.

  • In  this Tuesday, July 19, 2016 photo, Du Daozheng, editor of the Yanhuang Chunqiu magazine looks on during an interview at his home in Beijing. Du, a 93-year old publisher, a former aide to the ousted Communist Party leader Zhao Ziyang and a stalwart of the party's liberal wing, announced this week the suspension of the magazine, Yanhuang Chunqiu, after government officials ordered a leadership reshuffle and seized its offices and servers. (AP Photo/Gerry Shih)

    Ouster of liberal Chinese magazine publisher marks era’s end

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s best-known liberal journal has endured, by its publisher’s count, 16 major clashes with authorities since its founding in 1991. It has irritated, and outlasted, two Chinese leaders, he says, but it likely won’t survive President Xi Jinping.

  • In this image taken from video police officer look on as the body of a 17-years-old attacker is carried to a hearse in Wuerzburg, southern Germany, Tuesday morning, July 19, 2016. The asylum seeker who shouted "Allahu akbar" ("God is great") during an ax and knife attack on a train, injuring at least five people, had a hand-painted flag of the Islamic State group in his room, a senior German security official said Tuesday. (News5 via AP) GERMANY OUT

    IS group claims responsibility for train attack in Germany

    WUERZBURG, Germany (AP) — A 17-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker vowing “revenge on these infidels” went on an ax-and-knife rampage on a train in southern Germany, wounding five people before being shot and killed by police — an attack that German authorities conceded Tuesday was almost impossible to prevent.

  • In this photo provided by Yan Cheng, a policeman and another man try to break the windows of a burning tour bus on the side of a highway in Taoyuan, Taiwan, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. The tour bus carrying visitors from China burst into flames on a busy highway near Taiwan's capital on Tuesday, burning to death over 20 people on board, officials said .(Yan Cheng/Scoop Commune via AP)

    Reports: 26 killed as Taiwan tour bus bursts into flames

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A tour bus carrying visitors from China burst into flames on a highway near Taiwan’s capital on Tuesday, killing all 26 people on board, officials said, in the deadliest incident involving Chinese tourism to the island.