• In this Wednesday, July 20, 2016 photo, copies of "China's Godfather Xi Jinping" and other so-called banned books are on display at an annual book fair in Hong Kong. Hong Kong publishers unveiled their latest titles on sensitive Chinese topics at a major book fair this week even as many in the industry despaired over the chilling effect from the recent case of five missing booksellers. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Hong Kong booksellers braving China chill for publishers

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong publishers’ latest works on sensitive Chinese topics were displayed at a book fair this week, despite the chill persisting from recent detentions of five local booksellers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Asian stocks were mostly lower Tuesday as investors stuck to a holding pattern as they awaited more corporate earnings and a European Central Bank policy meeting later in the week.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    Most Asian stocks fall as investors assess global conditions

    HONG KONG (AP) — Global stocks mostly fell Tuesday as investors monitored corporate earnings and further clues about the state of the world economy. Japan’s index jumped on a weaker yen and a Pokemon-powered rally in Nintendo shares.

  • A man walks past an electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, July 18, 2016. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday after Wall Street ended the week up, a Turkish military coup failed and China reported better economic data. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Asian stocks mixed on Turkey coup attempt, better China data

    LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in narrow ranges on Monday as investors assessed the implications of the failed coup in Turkey.