• In this Friday, March 1, 2013 file photo, Chinese singer Song Zuying performs during the "Cultures of China, Festival of Spring" concert at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. China's military has dispatched ships and planes — even constructed new islands to assert its maritime claims. Now it's deploying a new set of tools to uphold Chinese sovereignty: Magicians, singers and actors. Famed singer of patriotic anthems Song headlined a tour of China's man-made islands in the South China Sea's Spratly islands this week, underscoring Beijing's confidence in asserting its increasingly dominant position in the disputed region. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

    After ships and planes, Chinese singers assert sea claims

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s military has dispatched ships and planes — even constructed new islands to assert its maritime claims. Now it’s deploying a new set of tools to uphold Chinese sovereignty: Magicians, singers and actors.

  • In this Jan. 21, 2016, file photo, people walk past a poster of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers on display in Beijing. China's military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces troops, all set to a rousing rap-rock soundtrack. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

    ‘Waiting for order to kill:’ China video seeks army recruits

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces troops, all set to a rousing rap-rock soundtrack.

  • In this Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison is sworn in by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove during the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's Cabinet at Government House in Canberra, Australia. Australia’s current government will never sell its largest cattle empire to foreigners, Morrison said on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 after blocking a takeover by a Chinese-led consortium. (Stefan Postles/Pool Photo via AP, File)

    Australia rules out sale of cattle empire to foreigners

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s current government will never sell its largest cattle empire to foreigners, the treasurer said on Wednesday after blocking a takeover by a Chinese-led consortium.

  • Australia rules out sale of cattle empire to foreigners

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s treasurer says his government will never sell Australia’s largest cattle empire to foreigners.

  • In this Jan. 21, 2016, file photo, people walk past a poster of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers on display in Beijing. China's military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces troops, all set to a rousing rap-rock soundtrack. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

    China military seeking recruits with flashy new video

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces troops, all set to a rousing rap-rock soundtrack.

  • Andy Murray, from Britain, celebrates after winning a point against Radek Stepanek, from Czech Republic, during a Madrid Open tennis tournament match in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Murray won 7-6, 3-6 and 6-1. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Andy Murray won’t stay at Olympic Village at Rio Games

    MADRID (AP) — Defending champion Andy Murray says he won’t be living in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, preferring to stay at an apartment with the British tennis team.

  • 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.

  • This July 9, 2015, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign near the New York Stock Exchange. A weak Chinese manufacturing survey weighed on European markets Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Australia's stock index was the standout performer after the Australian central bank surprised many in the markets by cutting interest rates. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    Weak Chinese manufacturing survey weighs on markets

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell again Tuesday after weaker Chinese manufacturing and a cut in Europe’s growth outlook fueled fears about the global economy.

  • In this October 1980 photo provided by the Korea News Service (KNS), then North Korean leader Kim Il Sung, center, and his son Kim Jong Il, left, talk about the preparation for the convention of North Korea's Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea, the world’s last great master of socialist spectacle, is likely to deliver a big one when its ruling party holds its first congress in 36 years later this week, scheduled to begin on Friday, May 6, 2016. (Korea News Service via AP) JAPAN OUT UNTIL 14 DAYS AFTER THE DAY OF TRANSMISSION

    Details of N. Korea party congress secret, but goals clear

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, the world’s last great master of Cold War-era spectacle, is likely to deliver a big one when its ruling party holds its first congress in 36 years later this week.

  • In this Feb. 3, 2016, file photo, Cho Yang-ho, president of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, speaks during a press conference about the alpine skiing test event for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics in Jeongseon, at the Press Center in Seoul, South Korea. Cho quit on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. File)

    South Korean 2018 Olympic chief quits over company trouble

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A former South Korean government minister was nominated to take over the organizing committee of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, just hours after Cho Yang-ho quit amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls.