China blames US for 'stalemate' in relations, as talks begin
China blames US for 'stalemate' in relations, as talks begin

China has blamed the U.S. for what it called a “stalemate” in bilateral relations as high-level face-to-face talks begin in the Chinese city of Tianjin

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Pandemic Olympics endured heat, and now a typhoon's en route
Pandemic Olympics endured heat, and now a typhoon's en route

The Tokyo Olympics have been delayed by the pandemic and then opened under oppressive heat, and now a typhoon is on the way

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Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament, fires PM
Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament, fires PM

Troops surrounded Tunisia’s parliament and blocked its speaker from entering after the president suspended the legislature and fired the prime minister

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AP Interview: US calls on China to be responsible power
AP Interview: US calls on China to be responsible power

A senior U.S. diplomat has called on China to rise above their differences and work with the United States on difficult global issues such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic as a responsible global power

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Some French health workers resent, resist mandatory vaccines
Some French health workers resent, resist mandatory vaccines

While most French health care workers are vaccinated against the coronavirus, a small but vocal minority is holding out

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Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament, fires PM
Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament, fires PM

Troops surrounded Tunisia’s parliament and blocked its speaker from entering after the president suspended the legislature and fired the prime minister and other top members of government

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Without the crowd's roar, Tokyo Olympians search for spirit
Without the crowd's roar, Tokyo Olympians search for spirit

In arenas across Tokyo, athletes accustomed to feeding off the deafening roar of the crowd are searching for new ways to feel Olympic enthusiasm

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Streak ends: Americans finally lose Olympic backstroke race
Streak ends: Americans finally lose Olympic backstroke race

For the first time since 1992, the American men have lost a backstroke race at the Olympic pool

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Olympics Latest: Surfers head into semifinals of competition
Olympics Latest: Surfers head into semifinals of competition

Brazilian men and American women are leading the final day of competition in surfing, which is making its Olympic debut

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Northern lights: Alaska teen shocks with Olympic swim gold
Northern lights: Alaska teen shocks with Olympic swim gold

Alaska, of all places, has an Olympic champion at the pool

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Koreas restore communication channels, agree to improve ties
Koreas restore communication channels, agree to improve ties

North and South Korea have restored suspended communication channels and agreed to improve their ties despite a 2 1/2-year stalemate in U.S.-led nuclear diplomacy

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Olympics Latest: Typhoon brings rain, wind to Tokyo Games
Olympics Latest: Typhoon brings rain, wind to Tokyo Games

A typhoon is bringing wind, rain and cooler temperatures to the Tokyo Games

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Olympics Latest: China wins air pistol mixed team gold
Olympics Latest: China wins air pistol mixed team gold

Pang Wei and Jiang Ranxin have added to China’s medal haul in shooting

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