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In this Nov. 16, 2017, photo, women walk by a TV screen showing a documentary footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping visiting a villager's house with a picture of late communist leader Mao Zedong, at the Beijing railway station in Beijing. Many Western scholars who studied China believed that the opening to the outside world engineered by reformer Deng Xiaoping in the early 1980s would pave the way for corresponding political freedoms. That vision has been categorically shattered under President Xi Jinping, who many once thought would be the next great reformer. In just five years, Xi has consolidated more power than any Chinese leader since Mao Zedong and is now primed to rule as president-for-life. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 11, 2018 - 9:48 pm
BEIJING (AP) — When American scholar Orville Schell first visited China in 1975, Mao Zedong was leading the country through the tumultuous Cultural Revolution, when Chinese were being shamed, beaten and even killed for perceived political mistakes. Four years later, Schell returned to a nation...
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This image released by Disney and Marvel Studios' shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from "Black Panther." (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)
March 11, 2018 - 3:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — T'Challa still rules the box office four weeks in, even with the fresh rivalry of another Walt Disney Studios release in "A Wrinkle in Time." "Black Panther" took the No. 1 spot at the North American box office with $41.1 million according to studio estimates Sunday, leaving...
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This image released by Disney and Marvel Studios' shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from "Black Panther." (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)
March 11, 2018 - 1:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — T'Challa still rules the box office four weeks in, even with the fresh rivalry of another Walt Disney Studios release in "A Wrinkle in Time." "Black Panther" took the No. 1 spot at the North American box office with $41.1 million according to studio estimates Sunday, leaving...
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March 11, 2018 - 1:10 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German energy company E.ON SE says it has agreed to take over a big stake of utility company RWE's subsidiary innogy in exchange for a far-reaching range of assets from E.ON's renewable business. E.ON announced the complex deal in a statement on Sunday, saying it is acquiring 76.8...
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March 11, 2018 - 10:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story March 10 about an anti-opioid protest at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Purdue Pharma was owned by Arthur, Mortimer and Raymond Sackler. Arthur Sackler died before Purdue Pharma was formed. A corrected version of the story...
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Tunisian women with placards during a protest seeking equality between men and women in Tunis, Tunisia, Saturday, March 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
March 11, 2018 - 10:28 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian women have demonstrated to demand equal inheritance rights, amid national debate over the issue that has reverberated around the Muslim world. Under a heavy police presence, they marched to parliament Saturday in Tunis to demand a law guaranteeing equal inheritance...
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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan speaks at a press conference in Beijing, Sunday, March 11, 2018. China says it will not initiate a "disastrous" trade war with the United States, but is vowing to defend its national interests in the face of growing American protectionism. (Li Xin/Xinhua via AP)
March 11, 2018 - 10:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Sunday that it would not initiate a trade war with the United States, but vowed to defend its national interests in the face of growing American protectionism. "There are no winners in a trade war, and it would bring disaster to our two countries as well as the rest of the...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017, file photo, baby eels swim in a plastic bag after being caught near Brewer, Maine. Members of Maine's baby-eel fishing industry are expecting high prices for the fish in 2018 due to a lack of the eels on the international market. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
March 11, 2018 - 10:10 am
ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — Members of Maine's baby-eel fishing industry are expecting high prices for the tiny fish this year because of a shortage on the international market, and sushi lovers could end up feeling the pinch. Maine is the only U.S. state with a significant fishery for baby eels, or...
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Tunisian women with placards during a protest seeking equality between men and women in Tunis, Tunisia, Saturday, March 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
March 11, 2018 - 9:49 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian women have demonstrated to demand equal inheritance rights, amid national debate over the issue that has reverberated around the Muslim world. Under a heavy police presence, they marched to parliament Saturday in Tunis to demand a law guaranteeing equal inheritance...
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A parking lot stands empty in Warsaw, Poland, as a ban on most Sunday trade goes into effect across the country on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Large supermarkets and most other retailers closed Sunday for the first time since liberal shopping laws were introduced in the 1990s after communism's collapse.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
March 11, 2018 - 8:54 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new Polish law banning almost all trade on Sundays has taken effect, with large supermarkets and most other retailers closed for the first time since liberal shopping laws were introduced in the 1990s after communism's collapse. The change is stirring up a range of emotions...
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