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Chen wins 3rd straight worlds, beating Olympic champ Hanyu

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nathan Chen already has established himself as one of America's greatest figure skaters. His performance Saturday lifted him into the company...

North Korea snaps back at Biden over criticism of launches

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday snapped back at President Joe Biden’s criticism of its ballistic missile tests, calling his comments...

Biden invites Russia, China to first global climate talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is including rivals Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China among the invitees to the first...

Biden invites Russia, China to first global climate talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is including rivals Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China among the invitees to the first...

China erasing H&M from internet amid Xinjiang backlash

HONG KONG (AP) — H&M disappeared from the internet in China as the government raised pressure on shoe and clothing brands and announced sanctions...

UN renews mandate of North Korea experts, asks missile probe

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday to renew the mandate of U.N. experts monitoring sanctions against North...

Plan made to refloat ship blocking Suez Canal using tide

SUEZ, Egypt (AP) — The company that owns the giant container ship stuck sideways across the Suez Canal said an attempt will be made...

China outlines COVID-origin findings, ahead of WHO report

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials briefed diplomats Friday on the ongoing research into the origin of COVID-19, ahead of the expected release of a...

China sanctions Britons over West’s Xinjiang criticism

LONDON (AP) — China slapped sanctions on several British politicians and organizations Friday after the U.K. joined the European Union and others in sanctioning...

Japanese PM Suga expects to invite Biden to Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday he expects to invite President Joe Biden to the Tokyo Olympics when he visits...

EXPLAINER: North Korean missiles getting more agile, evasive

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In resuming its ballistic testing activity after a yearlong pause, North Korea has demonstrated a potentially nuclear-capable weapon that...

EXPLAINER: Sanctioned Myanmar army businesses span spectrum

BANGKOK (AP) — The two huge Myanmar military-controlled conglomerates targeted by U.S. and UK sanctions following the army coup last month span a wide...

Nissan-Renault rift at center of Japanese trial of American

TOKYO (AP) — The trial of former Nissan executive Greg Kelly in a Tokyo court is increasingly focusing on a rift between Nissan Motor...

Australian envoy reportedly describes China as ‘vindictive’

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s ambassador to Beijing has reportedly described China as a “vindictive” and “unreliable” trading partner as Australian officials revealed steep...

N Korea confirms missile tests as Biden warns of response

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday confirmed it had tested a new guided missile, as President Joe Biden warned of consequences...

Asian stocks advance on optimism over pandemic recovery

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were higher across Asia on Friday after a strong gains on Wall Street driven by hopes for a powerful recovery...

Remains found in park believed to be missing Chinese woman

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri authorities say they believe that human remains first spotted by someone out walking in a state park Thursday afternoon...

China attacks foreign clothing, shoe brands over Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state TV called Thursday for a boycott of H&M as Beijing lashed out at foreign clothing and footwear brands following...

Shipping losses mount from cargo vessel stuck in Suez Canal

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — Dredgers, tugboats and even a backhoe failed to free a giant cargo ship wedged in Egypt’s Suez Canal on Thursday....

The Latest: Biden aims to check China’s growing ambitions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's first news conference since taking office Jan. 20 (all times local): ...

Uyghurs in Turkey protest Chinese foreign minister’s visit

ISTANBUL (AP) — Hundreds of Uyghurs staged protests in Ankara and Istanbul on Thursday, denouncing Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to Turkey and...

1 report, 4 theories: Scientists mull clues on virus’ origin

GENEVA (AP) — A team of international and Chinese scientists is poised to report on its joint search for the origins of the coronavirus...

EXPLAINER: What N Korean missile tests mean for US relations

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — New U.S. president, same old North Korean playbook. Almost. ...

Torch relay for Tokyo Olympics kicks off its 121-day journey

TOKYO (AP) — The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics began its 121-day journey across Japan on Thursday and is headed toward the...

North Korea test-fires ballistic missiles in message to US

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday test-fired its first ballistic missiles since President Joe Biden took office as it expands its...

Here’s what foreign brands have to say about Xinjiang

HONG KONG (AP) — Nike. The Gap. Uniqlo. Major clothing and footwear brands are under attack in China after Europe, the U.S. and other...

Philippines deploys more patrol ships amid rift with China

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military has ordered more navy ships to be deployed for “sovereignty patrols” in the South China Sea, where...

Hong Kong vaccination drive struggles to gain public trust

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's sudden suspension of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is another blow to a vaccination program...

Asian markets push higher despite tech sell-off on Wall St

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced in Asia on Thursday after a broad decline on Wall Street led by selling of tech heavyweights like Facebook...

Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — A skyscraper-sized container ship has become wedged across Egypt's Suez Canal and blocked all traffic in the vital waterway, officials...

Facebook finds Chinese hacking operation targeting Uyghurs

Hackers in China used fake Facebook accounts and impostor websites to try to break into the computers and smartphones of Uyghur Muslims, the social...

US, Europe, NATO close ranks to counter ‘aggressive’ China

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and European countries are closing ranks to respond to what the U.S. calls “aggressive and coercive” behavior by...

Zimbabwe’s president gets shot of Sinovac in Victoria Falls

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s president has received his first shot of the Chinese Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, a move the government hopes will encourage...

China bashes US over racism, inequality, pandemic response

BEIJING (AP) — China took the U.S. to task Wednesday over racism, financial inequality and the federal government’s response to the coronavirus in an...

Hong Kong halts use of Pfizer vaccine, cites defective lids

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong suspended use of the Pfizer vaccine Wednesday after its Chinese distributor informed the city that one batch had...

Japan’s Toyota, Isuzu, Hino join in truck technology tie up

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automakers Toyota, Isuzu and Hino said Wednesday they are setting up a partnership in commercial vehicles to work together in...

Asia stocks follow Wall Street down on renewed virus worries

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday after European governments extended anti-coronavirus lockdowns, clouding the outlook for economic recovery. ...

White House: North Korea conducted short-range missile test

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea fired short-range missiles this past weekend, just days after the sister of Kim Jong Un threatened the United States...

China summons foreign diplomats in protest over sanctions

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday said it summoned foreign diplomats in protest after the United States, the European Union, Canada and Britain jointly...

One Good Thing: An artist preserves Wuhan’s COVID memories

WUHAN, China (AP) — Scribbled instructions for incoming patients plastered on the window of a silent hospital reception counter. A lone worker in a...

Sinovac says its vaccine is safe for children as young as 3

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Sinovac said its COVID-19 vaccine is safe in children ages 3-17, based on preliminary data, and it has submitted the...

Xi, Kim share messages reaffirming China-N. Korea alliance

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The leaders of China and North Korea are reaffirming their traditional alliance following contentious talks between top diplomats from...

Airbnb asked to drop Olympic ties over China rights issues

Airbnb Inc. is being asked to drop its sponsorship connections to next year’s Beijing’s Winter Olympics by a coalition of 150 human-rights campaigners. ...

China-Europe sanctions fight shatters image of amicable ties

BEIJING (AP) — China looked to Europe as an amicable partner as the continent's leaders resisted being drawn into President Donald Trump’s conflicts with...

China, Russia officials meet in show of unity against EU, US

BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and Russia affirmed their countries' close ties at a meeting Tuesday, amid intense criticism and new...

Overstimulated? Stocks soar 75% in historic 12-month run

NEW YORK (AP) — It was one year ago that the terrifying free fall for the stock market suddenly ended, ushering in one of...

The Latest: Sinovac: CoronaVac vaccine effective in children

BEIJING — Sinovac said on Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac is safe and effective in children ages 3-17. ...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St rises on tech gains

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street rose on gains for tech stocks and reassurance by the U.S. Federal...

Japan charges Americans with helping Ghosn flee, jump bail

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors charged two Americans, Michael Taylor and his son Peter, Monday in the escape of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn...

Overstimulated? Stocks soar 75% in historic 12-month run

NEW YORK (AP) — It was one year ago that the terrifying free fall for the stock market suddenly ended, ushering in one of...

EU, US, UK, Canada target China officials over Uyghur abuses

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union, Britain, Canada and the United States on Monday launched coordinated sanctions against officials in China over human rights...

Cyber attack tied to China boosts development bank’s chief

MIAMI (AP) — The cyberattack crested just as finance officials from across Latin America were descending on Washington to commemorate the 60th anniversary of...

2nd Canadian goes on trial in China on spying charges

BEIJING (AP) — A second Canadian citizen held for more than two years on spying charges in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a...

Volunteers from abroad ruled out for Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Volunteers from abroad will not be allowed into Japan for the postponed Tokyo Olympics, organizers said Monday. ...

Taiwan gives health workers island’s 1st AstraZeneca doses

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Health care workers received the first shots in Taiwan's COVID-19 vaccination drive Monday, beginning a campaign that won't use supplies...

Supply bottlenecks leave ships stranded, businesses stymied

NEW YORK (AP) — A trade bottleneck born of the COVID-19 outbreak has U.S. businesses anxiously awaiting goods from Asia — while off the...

Philippine defense chief asks Chinese flotilla to leave reef

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine defense chief on Sunday demanded more than 200 Chinese vessels he said were manned by militias leave a...

North Korean man extradited to US in sanctions case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Korean citizen was taken into U.S. custody on Saturday after being extradited from Malaysia to face money laundering charges,...

China urges unhurried public to get vaccinated against COVID

BEIJING (AP) — In China, the problem doesn't seem to be a shortage of vaccine. Rather, with the COVID-19 outbreak largely under control at...

N. Korean diplomats leaving Malaysia after ties are severed

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korean diplomats vacated their embassy in Malaysia and were expelled Sunday, after the two nations cut diplomatic relations...

The Latest: UNLV now plans in-person spring graduation

LAS VEGAS — The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is changing course and now plans in-person spring graduation ceremonies in May as the coronavirus...

Strong quake shakes Japan; minor injuries, no major damage

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Saturday off northern Japan, shaking buildings even in Tokyo and triggering a tsunami advisory for a part...

US ties with Russia, China sink as Biden toes tough lines

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. relations with its two biggest geo-political rivals are facing severe tests as President Joe Biden tries to assert America's place...

After testy meeting, China says will discuss climate with US

BEIJING (AP) — China said Saturday it had agreed with the U.S. to take up climate change and a handful of other issues, a...

‘Speak out:’ Biden, Harris decry racism during Atlanta visit

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris offered solace to Asian Americans and denounced the scourge of racism at times...

Spectators from abroad to be barred from Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — At last it’s official after countless unsourced news reports and rumors: spectators from abroad will be barred from the postponed Tokyo...

India, US to expand military engagement, defense ties

NEW DELHI (AP) — Top defense officials from India and the United States pledged Saturday to expand their military engagement, underscoring the strengthening defense...

UN official: Myanmar people want UN sanctions, peacekeepers

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The people of Myanmar have huge expectations from the United Nations and the international community following the Feb. 1 coup,...

UN says no international staff left in North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.N. spokesman said the world body in North Korea has been left with no international staff, who are...

After N. Korea cuts ties, Malaysia orders its diplomats out

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia on Friday ordered all North Korean diplomats to leave the country within 48 hours, an escalation of a...

Biden, Harris offer solace, denounce racism in Atlanta visit

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris offered solace to Asian Americans and denounced the scourge of racism at times...

US, China wrap up testy 1st face-to-face talks under Biden

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Top U.S. and Chinese officials wrapped up two days of contentious talks in Alaska on Friday after trading sharp and...

Asian Americans grieve, organize in wake of Atlanta attacks

Asian Americans were already worn down by a year of pandemic-fueled racist attacks when a white gunman was charged with killing eight people, most...

Canadian tried in China on spy charges, no verdict announced

DANDONG, China (AP) — China on Friday put on trial one of two Canadians held for more than two years in apparent retaliation for...

US moves to reengage Europe in person after Trump snubs

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top diplomat is heading to Europe next week as the Biden administration moves to restore closer U.S. ties with European...

Tokyo Olympics ready to announce ban on fans from abroad

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo organizers and the International Olympic Committee are poised to finally make it official that most fans from abroad will be...

Taliban expect US withdrawal, vow to restore Islamic rule

MOSCOW (AP) — The Taliban warned Washington on Friday against defying a May 1 deadline for the withdrawal of American and NATO troops from...

South Korea’s capital scraps testing mandate on foreigners

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean capital on Friday withdrew its mandate that all foreign workers in the city be tested for...

Asian markets follow Wall St lower after Fed bump

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower on Friday after rising U.S. bond yields dampened buying enthusiasm driven by the Federal...

US, China spar in first face-to-face meeting under Biden

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Top U.S. and Chinese officials offered sharply different views of each other and the world on Thursday as the two...

Myanmar factory attacks put focus on Chinese influence

BANGKOK (AP) — Confusion over what exactly happened during recent attacks on factories in Myanmar has highlighted the complex and troubled nature of the...

Asian woman fights off attacker on San Francisco street

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 76-year-old woman from China who fought back against a man who punched her on a downtown San Francisco street...

Burns confirmed as CIA director as US faces diverse threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Without opposition, the Senate confirmed veteran diplomat William Burns as CIA director on Thursday, giving him control of the nation's premier...

US-Russia ties nosedive after Biden-Putin tit-for-tat

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S.-Russia ties nosedived on Thursday after Russian leader Vladimir Putin shot back at President Joe Biden’s description of him as a...

WHO expert: Virus study to have unanimity despite pressure

GENEVA (AP) — The head of a World Health Organization team working with Chinese colleagues to finish a long-awaited report into the origins of...

Finland IDs hackers linked to parliament spying attack

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s domestic security agency said Thursday that the cybergroup APT31, which is generally linked to the Chinese government, was likely behind...

Envoy protests mandated virus tests for foreigners in Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Britain’s ambassador to South Korea on Thursday criticized South Korean health authorities for mandating coronavirus tests on all foreign...

Blinken urges China to convince North Korea to denuclearize

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — America’s top diplomat on Thursday pressed China to use its “tremendous influence” to convince North Korea to abandon its...

Tokyo Olympics: Yet another scandal over sexist comments

TOKYO (AP) — In yet another setback for the postponed Tokyo Olympics — and another involving comments about women — games' creative director Hiroshi...

China ‘deeply concerned’ about anti-Asian violence in US

BEIJING (AP) — China called on the U.S. to take measures to stem violence against people of Asian heritage after eight people were killed...

China slams US plan to expel phone carriers in tech clash

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Thursday called on Washington to drop efforts to expel three state-owned Chinese phone companies from the United States...

EXPLAINER: NKorea’s anger to US may actually be an overture

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After giving the Biden administration the silent treatment for two months, North Korea this week marshalled two powerful women...

China summons technology firms over voice software security

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese authorities summoned 11 companies including Alibaba and Tencent for talks regarding the security of voice software, as Beijing steps...

Japan raises tariffs on US beef after hitting import limit

TOKYO (AP) — Imported American beef in Japan has proved so popular it's topped the annual limits called “safeguards,” and the U.S. Meat Export...

Scientists in US and Canada set to battle murder hornets

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Scientists in the U.S. and Canada are opening new fronts in the war against so-called murder hornets as the giant...

15th century bowl found at yard sale sells for $722,000

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An exceptionally rare 15th century porcelain bowl made in China that somehow turned up at a Connecticut yard sale and...

China blasts US ‘evil past of genocide’ at UN rights body

GENEVA (AP) — China on Wednesday blasted the United States' human rights record, citing what it called U.S. failures against COVID-19 that cost “hundreds...

Senate confirms Katherine Tai as Biden’s top trade envoy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Katherine Tai as the top U.S. trade envoy in an overwhelming bipartisan vote on Wednesday . She will...

Founder of Chinese e-commerce firm Pinduoduo departs

HONG KONG (AP) — Colin Huang, founder of the Chinese e-commerce firm Pinduoduo, stepped down as chairman Wednesday just as the company’s annual user...

UK foreign secretary: Democracy in retreat around the world

LONDON (AP) — Democracy is “in retreat” globally and facing the greatest threat since the end of the Cold War, Britain’s Foreign Secretary said...

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