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Brazil's virus outlook darkens amid vaccine supply snags

Apr. 11, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — April is shaping up to be Brazil’s darkest month yet in the pandemic, with hospitals struggling with a crush of patients, deaths on track for record highs and few signs of a reprieve from a troubled vaccination program in Latin America's largest nation. ...

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...

Hagerty talks elections with Trump after affirming Biden win

Apr. 08, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In his first week, Tennessee's freshman U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty watched in horror as the Capitol riots unfolded around him and decided to back down from his plans to oppose the electoral college results that affirmed President Joe Biden's win despite then-President...

The Latest: 11 new COVID-19 cases in China's lone outbreak

Apr. 07, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

BEIJING — Chinese officials say 11 more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in a southwestern city bordering Myanmar that is the scene of China’s current sole active outbreak. Cases in the Yunnan province city of Ruili have topped 100, including those not...

China protests transit of US destroyer through Taiwan Strait

Apr. 07, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday protested the passage of a U.S. destroyer through the Taiwan Strait in the latest move as both nations increase their naval activity in the region. China tracked and monitored the USS John S. McCain throughout its passage on Wednesday,...

Taiwan will fight 'to the very last day' if China attacks

Apr. 07, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s foreign minister on Wednesday said the island will defend itself “to the very last day” if attacked by China. Joseph Wu said China’s attempts at conciliation while engaging in military intimidation are sending “mixed signals”...

Leaders of Russia and China tighten their grips, grow closer

Apr. 07, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — They're not leaders for life — not technically, at least. But in political reality, the powerful tenures of China's Xi Jinping and, as of this week, Russia's Vladimir Putin are looking as if they will extend much deeper into the 21st century — even as the two superpowers...

US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan

Apr. 07, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American military is warning that China is probably accelerating its timetable for capturing control of Taiwan, the island democracy that has been the chief source of tension between Washington and Beijing for decades and is widely seen as the most likely trigger for a...

Russia to boost ties with Pakistan, supply military gear

Apr. 07, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister on Wednesday said Moscow and Islamabad will boost ties in the fight against terrorism, with Russia providing unspecified military equipment to Pakistan and the two holding joint exercises at sea and in the mountains. Sergey...