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Alibaba fined $2.8 billion on competition charge in China

Apr. 10, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Alibaba Group, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, was fined 18.3 billion yuan ($2.8 billion) by Chinese regulators on Saturday for anti-competitive tactics, as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over fast-growing tech industries. Party...

US unveils new rules for government contacts with Taiwan

Apr. 09, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Friday unveiled new rules for U.S. government contacts with Taiwan that are likely to anger China but appear to reimpose some restrictions that had been lifted by the Trump administration. The department announced the changed...

Positive atmosphere, little progress in Iran nuclear talks

Apr. 09, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Nascent talks aimed at bringing the United States back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran broke Friday without any immediate signs of progress on the thorny issues dividing Washington and Tehran, but with delegates talking of a constructive atmosphere and resolving to...

Meeting between Husted, neighbors over tweet is in flux

Apr. 09, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A meeting between Ohio's lieutenant governor and Asian American neighbors in his Columbus suburb who are concerned about a tweet they viewed as inflammatory will not take place Friday. Republican Lt. Gov. Jon Husted's office said that he and his...

Djibouti votes as president Guelleh seeks a 5th term

Apr. 09, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Horn of African country of Djibouti went to the polls peacefully on Friday as President Ismail Omar Guelleh seeks a fifth term in the small but strategically important nation home to military bases for the United States, China and others. ...

Mining accidents kill 10 in China amid safety crackdown

Apr. 09, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Nine workers were killed in northern China during an operation to destroy expired mining explosives, while one miner died and seven others were reportedly trapped by an explosion in a mine in the country's southwest, underscoring the country's challenges as it attempts to...

Kim compares North Korea's economic woes to 1990s famine

Apr. 09, 2021 06:20 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for waging another “arduous march” to fight severe economic difficulties, for the first time comparing them to a 1990s famine that killed hundreds of thousands. Kim had previously said his country...

China report accuses US of causing humanitarian disasters

Apr. 09, 2021 05:56 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China accused the U.S. of causing humanitarian disasters through foreign military interventions in a report Friday that was the latest broadside by Beijing in increasingly contentious relations with the Biden administration. The report from the...

US sanctions Chinese computer makers in widening tech fight

Apr. 09, 2021 04:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's government on Friday criticized the Biden administration's curbs on access to U.S. technology for its supercomputer developers and said sanctions "only strengthen China's determination” to invent its own. The sanctions announced Thursday are the...

Asian shares mostly lower on strong China price data

Apr. 09, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Friday in most Asian markets after China reported a stronger than expected rise in prices that could prompt authorities to act to cool inflation. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index rebounded after falling the day before. Shares declined in...