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Hong Kong leader Lee isolating with COVID-19 after APEC trip

Nov. 21, 2022 05:29 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader John Lee tested positive for the coronavirus after meeting with other regional leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Thailand, the city's government said Monday. Lee tested negative throughout his four-day stay in Bangkok but...

Biden faces 'unpredictable' era with China's empowered Xi

Oct. 30, 2022 07:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration is taking stock of a newly empowered Xi Jinping as the Chinese president begins a third, norm-breaking five-year term as Communist Party leader. With U.S.-Chinese relations already fraught, concerns are growing in Washington that more...

Taliban say Afghanistan secure enough for big projects

Oct. 12, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban said Wednesday there is enough security across Afghanistan to restart major economic projects that stopped due to decades of war, despite a slew of attacks rocking the country since the group seized power more than a year ago. The Taliban have...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Sep. 28, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 26 The Washington Post on congressional stock-trading It is a long-running scandal that members of Congress are allowed to trade individual stocks. They have access to privileged...

Harris focuses Asia trip on security, adds tour to Korea DMZ

Sep. 27, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — In meeting after meeting with Asian leaders Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris emphasized the U.S. commitment to regional security and the White House disclosed that she would visit the Demilitarized Zone dividing the rival Koreas. An official said Harris would tour...

China on Taiwan: 'External interference' won't be tolerated

Sep. 24, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China underscored its commitment Saturday to its claim on Taiwan, telling assembled world leaders that anyone who gets in the way of its determination to reunify with the self-governing island would be “crushed by the wheels of history.” The language was...

World opinion shifts against Russia as Ukraine worries grow

Sep. 23, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The tide of international opinion appears to be decisively shifting against Russia, as a number of non-aligned countries are joining the United States and its allies in condemning Moscow’s war in Ukraine and its threats to the principles of the international rules-based order. ...

US steps up diplomatic efforts with China on Taiwan, Russia

Sep. 23, 2022 23:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday ramped up its diplomatic efforts to press China to end provocative actions against Taiwan and warned it about any active support for Russia in its war against Ukraine. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made both cases in a meeting...

US urges world to tell Russia to stop its nuclear threats

Sep. 22, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States urged other nations to tell Russia to stop making nuclear threats and end “the horror” of its war in Ukraine as all three countries' top diplomats spoke — but didn't quite meet — at a high-profile U.N. Security Council meeting Thursday. ...

China's Xi heads abroad to promote strategic role

Sep. 13, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping is using his first trip abroad since the start of the pandemic to promote China's strategic ambitions at a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin and other leaders of a Central Asian security group. The Chinese leader is promoting a “Global...