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US, China, Russia join Asia summit amid regional disputes

Oct. 27, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — President Joe Biden and China’s Premier Li Keqiang will join an annual summit of 18 Asia-Pacific nations by video Wednesday in a region where the world powers have dueled over trade, Taiwan, democracy, human rights and Beijing’s increasingly assertive...

Sudan strongman is seen as an insider with powerful allies

Oct. 27, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The general leading Sudan’s coup has vowed to usher the country to an elected government. But Abdel-Fattah Burhan has powerful allies, including Gulf nations and a feared Sudanese paramilitary commander, and he appears intent on keeping the military firmly in control. ...

Defense says American charged in Ghosn pay case not involved

Oct. 27, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The defense for former Nissan executive Greg Kelly said Wednesday there was no evidence or motives linking him to alleged under-reporting of his ex-boss Carlos Ghosn’s compensation. Kelly’s chief defense lawyer, Yoichi Kitamura, said in wrapping up the...

US, China sparring over Taiwan heats up anew

Oct. 27, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are stepping up their war of words over Taiwan in a long-simmering dispute that has significant implications for the power dynamic in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. Amid a surge in Chinese military activity near the island...

Sudan's prime minister, detained after coup, returns home

Oct. 26, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's deposed prime minister and his wife were allowed to return home Tuesday, a day after they were detained when the military seized power in a coup, according to a statement issued by his office. The release of Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and his...

Officials describe threats following 2020 election

Oct. 26, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Election officials told a congressional committee Tuesday they've received graphic threats to their safety since the 2020 election and warned that pressure on election workers is a threat to democracy. Experienced election administrators are increasingly...

Senate confirms Cindy McCain, Jeff Flake to ambassador posts

Oct. 26, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed two prominent anti-Trump Republicans to serve in the Biden administration on Tuesday with former Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona approved to serve as the ambassador to Turkey and Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen. John McCain, approved to serve as the...

Trudeau overhauls Canadian Cabinet, gives women top roles

Oct. 26, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau overhauled his Cabinet on Tuesday and named women to the foreign affairs and defense posts in the gender-balanced group of the government's top officials. He also said he intends to lead his party into the next election. ...

UN chief: 'Leadership gap' undermines global climate efforts

Oct. 26, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations says a “leadership gap” is undermining the world's efforts to curb global warming, days before presidents and prime ministers from around the globe gather for a climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. U.N. Secretary-General...

BioNTech to work with Senegal, Rwanda to make mRNA vaccines

Oct. 26, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal and Rwanda have signed an agreement with German company BioNTech for the construction of its first start-to-finish factories to make messenger RNA vaccines in Africa. BioNTech, which developed the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, said...