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Philippine officials say Chinese forces seized 2 navy boats in disputed shoal, injuring sailors

Jun. 18, 2024 10:07 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Chinese forces seized two Philippine rubber boats that were delivering food and other supplies to a military outpost in a disputed South China Sea shoal in a tense confrontation in which some Filipino navy personnel were injured, Philippine security officials said...

Study finds global luxury sales flattening amid self-inflicted creativity crisis and price hikes

Jun. 18, 2024 10:02 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The post-pandemic surge in global sales of luxury handbags, shoes and apparel is set to stall this year amid a creativity crisis and price hikes as brands shift focus to the biggest spending customers, a new study by the Bain consultancy said Tuesday. Bain is...

China targets Europe's farmers, and not its automakers, in response to EU tariffs on electric cars

Jun. 18, 2024 08:56 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government is taking aim at European farmers instead of German automakers by launching an investigation into European Union pork imports, just days after the EU said it plans to impose provisional tariffs on China-made electric vehicles. The Commerce...

Chinese premier focuses on critical minerals and clean energy on final day of Australian visit

Jun. 18, 2024 02:25 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Qiang has ended his Australian tour on Tuesday in the west coast city of Perth where he has focused on China’s investment in critical minerals, clean energy and business links. Perth is the capital of Western Australia state, which...

China blames Philippines for ship collision in South China Sea. Manila calls the report deceptive

Jun. 17, 2024 09:16 AM EDT

TAIPEI (AP) — A Chinese vessel and a Philippine supply ship collided near the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, China’s coast guard said, in the latest flare-up of escalating territorial disputes that have sparked alarm. The coast guard said a Philippine...

Chinese and Philippine ship collision just the latest in a string of South China Sea confrontations

Jun. 17, 2024 06:23 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — China has been at odds with many other countries in the Asia-Pacific for years over its sweeping maritime claims, including almost all of the South China Sea, a strategic and resource-rich waterway around which Beijing has drawn a 10-dash-line on official maps to...

Chinese premier agrees with Australia to 'properly manage' differences

Jun. 17, 2024 04:46 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Qiang said he agreed with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Monday to properly manage their nations' differences as they emerge from a hostile era in which minister-to-minister contacts were banned and trade barriers cost Australian...

Nuclear-armed nations are deepening their reliance on their nuclear weapons, watchdog finds

Jun. 17, 2024 03:16 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The world's nine nuclear-armed states continue to modernize their nuclear weapons as the countries deepened their reliance on such deterrence in 2023, a Swedish think tank said Monday. “We have not seen nuclear weapons playing such a prominent role in...

Chinese premier promises more pandas and urges Australia to put aside differences

Jun. 16, 2024 07:06 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Qiang on Sunday promised a new pair of giant pandas to a zoo and urged Australia to set aside its differences with Beijing at the outset of the first visit to the country by China's second-highest ranking leader in seven years. ...

World leaders meet in Switzerland to discuss a Ukraine peace roadmap. Russia is notably absent

Jun. 15, 2024 16:17 PM EDT

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Dozens of world leaders converged on a Swiss resort Saturday to discuss how to bring peace to war-ravaged Ukraine, though any hopes of a real breakthrough were muted by the absence of Russia. More than two years into the war, the combatants remain as...