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Taiwan lawmakers break out into brawl during policy speech

Sep. 28, 2021 08:45 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's legislature on Tuesday descended into a rowdy brawl on Tuesday, after opposition lawmakers interrupted an important policy address and rushed the podium. Opposition lawmakers pushed their way to the speaker's podium as the chamber's head,...

American siblings return home after China lifts exit ban

Sep. 28, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A pair of American siblings have returned home after China lifted an exit ban following Canada’s release of a top Chinese tech executive who had been wanted in the U.S. on fraud charges. The State Department said Cynthia and Victor Liu returned to the...

Global shares mostly fall on China energy, Evergrande fears

Sep. 28, 2021 05:08 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly fell Tuesday as concerns about China chipped away at investor optimism following a mixed finish on Wall Street. France's CAC 40 declined 1.4% in early trading to 6,561.06. Germany's DAX slipped 0.8% to 15,443.31. Britain's FTSE 100...

China plans to unveil drones, moon rocket at air show

Sep. 28, 2021 04:57 AM EDT

ZHUHAI, China (AP) — A military drone whose manufacturer says it can cruise for 20 hours at 15,000 meters (50,000 feet) was among Chinese warplanes, missiles and other weapons technology shown in public for the first time Tuesday at the opening of the country’s biggest air show. ...

Japan's next PM must work quickly on virus, economy, China

Sep. 28, 2021 03:05 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The stakes are high as Japanese governing party members vote Wednesday for four candidates seeking to replace Yoshihide Suga as prime minister. The next leader must address a pandemic-battered economy, a newly empowered military operating in a dangerous neighborhood, crucial...

China, NATO officials discuss Afghanistan, regional tensions

Sep. 28, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's top diplomat has held a virtual meeting with NATO's chief to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, amid longstanding disagreements between Beijing and the U.S.-led alliance over regional policies. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that the...

Dubai to find out if pandemic-delayed Expo 2020 will pay off

Sep. 28, 2021 02:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A computer-graphic-soaked advertisement featuring Australian actor and Hollywood heartthrob Chris Hemsworth beckons the world to Dubai's upcoming Expo 2020, promising a “world of pure imagination” as children without facemasks race across a futuristic...

World Bank cuts Asia growth outlook, calls for virus action

Sep. 28, 2021 00:58 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The World Bank on Tuesday cut its economic growth forecast for developing countries in East Asia due to the impact of the coronavirus’s delta variant and called on governments to help the poor and small businesses avoid long-term damage. Excluding...

N. Korea accuses US of hostility, continues weapons tests

Sep. 27, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday accused the United States of keeping up its “hostile policy” and demanded the Biden administration permanently end joint military exercises with South Korea even as it continued its recent streak of weapons tests apparently aimed at...

Asia shares mostly fall on China energy, Evergrande worries

Sep. 27, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly fell Tuesday as concerns about China chipped away at investor optimism following a mixed finish on Wall Street. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.3% to 30,139.65. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slipped 1% to 7,314.10. South Korea's Kospi...