• 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

    NEW YORK (AP) — More weakness in Chinese manufacturing weighed on U.S. and European financial markets on Tuesday, renewing concerns that the world’s second-largest economy is slowing down. Those fears were compounded after European officials cut back their growth forecasts for that region’s struggling economy.

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  • Leicester toasts world snooker champion Selby

    SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — The city of Leicester wasn’t just toasting its soccer team on Monday: One of its natives won the snooker World Championship on the same night.

  • Local favorite Li Haotong fires 64 to win China Open

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s Li Haotong shot a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Sunday to win the China Open for his first European Tour title.

  • A masked protestor kicks a tear gas canister during clashes with riot police as part of the traditional May Day march in Paris, France, Sunday, May 1, 2016. The traditional May Day rallies are taking on greater weight this year in France as Parliament is debating a bill that would allow longer working hours and let companies lay workers off more easily. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

    Union workers take to the streets in May Day rallies

    Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. A look at some May Day events:

  • 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.

  • Lucas Bjerregaard, Felipe Aguilar share lead at China Open

    BEIJING (AP) — Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark fired a 7-under-par 65 to join Felipe Aguilar of Chile atop the China Open leaderboard after the third round on Saturday.

  • 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.

  • Aguilar leads China Open 2nd round when play suspended

    BEIJING (AP) — Felipe Aguilar of Chile shot a 7-under 65 in the second round of the China Open to take a one-stroke lead before play was suspended because of a thunderstorm on Friday.