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More evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US by Christmas 2019

Jun. 15, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials. The...

The Latest: Blood sample study: Virus in US by December 2019

Jun. 15, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken in early 2020 is the latest and largest study to suggest the coronavirus arrived in the U.S. in December 2019. That’s weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials. The analysis is...

Biden arrives in Geneva for highly-anticipated Putin meeting

Jun. 15, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Buoyed by days of partnership-building sessions with America's democratic allies, Joe Biden arrived in Geneva on Tuesday for the most-watched and tensest part of his first European tour as president: talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin. Biden is seeking to...

Hong Kong watching Chinese nuclear plant after leak reported

Jun. 15, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China's government said Tuesday no abnormal radiation was detected outside a nuclear power plant near Hong Kong following a news report of a leak, while Hong Kong's leader said her administration was closely watching the facility. The operators released...

Airbus-Boeing deal still leaves other US-EU rifts unresolved

Jun. 15, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The deal the United States and the European Union reached Tuesday to end their long-running dispute over subsidies to Boeing and Airbus will mean the phase-out of billions in punitive tariffs. It will ease trans-Atlantic tensions. And it will allow the two sides to focus on...

China sends record 28 fighter jets toward Taiwan

Jun. 15, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China flew a record 28 fighter jets toward the self-ruled island of Taiwan on Tuesday, the island's defense ministry said, the largest such display of force since Beijing began sending planes on a near daily basis last year. Taiwan's air force...

China denounces NATO statement, defends defense policy

Jun. 15, 2021 05:25 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese mission to the European Union on Tuesday denounced a NATO statement that declared Beijing a “security challenge,” saying China is actually a force for peace but will defend itself if threatened. The Chinese news release said the NATO...

Pioneering investor dubbed 'China's First Shareholder' dies

Jun. 15, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A former factory worker known as “China’s First Shareholder” after he amassed a fortune trading in the country’s infant financial markets starting in the 1980s has died, news reports said Tuesday. Yang Huaiding died Sunday at 71, the state-owned...

Critical entities targeted in suspected Chinese cyber spying

Jun. 15, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A cyberespionage campaign blamed on China was more sweeping than previously known, with suspected state-backed hackers exploiting a device meant to boost internet security to penetrate the computers of critical U.S. entities. The hack of Pulse...

Investigation begun into China gas explosion; toll now 25

Jun. 14, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — An investigation has begun into the cause of a gas line explosion at a market in central China where the death toll has risen to 25. Rescuers climbed over smashed bricks and slabs of concrete to find victims following the blast early Sunday that ripped...