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China says Interpol ex-president confesses to bribe taking

Jun. 20, 2019 3:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Former Interpol President Meng Hongwei confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes and expressed regret for his crime, a Chinese court said Thursday. The No. 1 Intermediate Court in the northeastern port city of Tianjin said Meng read a statement containing the confession at a...

The Latest: China, North Korean leaders hold talks

Jun. 20, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to North Korea (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The leaders of China and North Korea are holding talks in the North Korean capital. China's official Xinhua News Agency said President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sat down...

Pakistani officials: Bodies of 2 Chinese climbers found

Jun. 20, 2019 3:32 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani mountaineering officials say a search team has spotted the bodies of two climbers, one from China and the other from Hong Kong, who went missing last week while scaling a peak in northern Pakistan. The officials say the two died amid harsh winter weather. Their bodies were...

Xi's NKorea visit a chance to strengthen ties, influence US

Jun. 20, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — In the highly formalized world of China-North Korea relations, Xi Jinping's trip to Pyongyang carries enormous symbolic significance. Although less certain, it may also yield outcomes that could influence both countries' relations with the U.S. With tensions over trade, Taiwan and Hong Kong...

China's Xi arrives in North Korea for talks with Kim Jong Un

Jun. 20, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday morning for a two-day state visit to North Korea, where he is expected to talk with leader Kim Jong Un about the stalled negotiations with Washington over North Korea's nuclear weapons. A photo posted by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV on its...

Chinese court says former Interpol President Meng Hongwei has confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes

Jun. 20, 2019 2:39 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese court says former Interpol President Meng Hongwei has confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes.

Asian shares gain, Shanghai up 2.6%, on Fed rate cut talk

Jun. 20, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were higher on Thursday, with the Shanghai benchmark up 2.6%, after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed that it's prepared to cut interest rates if needed to shield the U.S. economy from trade conflicts or other threats. The Thursday tracked modest gains on Wall Street. The 10-year...

Alaska Congress members ask to tap relief funds for seafood

Jun. 20, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's congressional delegation says the state's fishermen and seafood processors should be included in a federal trade war relief package. The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday that lawmakers have asked the Trump administration to give its seafood industry access to $15...

Woman testifies about wearing wire in scholar killing case

Jun. 19, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The former girlfriend of an ex-doctoral student charged with slaying a scholar from China who was visiting the University of Illinois testified Wednesday in federal court that she was scared and conflicted about wearing an FBI wire to record him. Terra Bullis said she truly cared about...

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for first visit since taking office in 2013

Jun. 19, 2019 10:55 PM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for first visit since taking office in 2013.