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Report says China is accelerating the forced urbanization of rural Tibetans

May. 21, 2024 14:58 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An extensive report by Human Rights Watch says China is accelerating the forced urbanization of Tibetan villagers and herders, adding to state government and independent reports of efforts to assimilate them through control over their language and traditional Buddhist...

Afro-Cuban drums, Muslim prayers, Buddhist mantras: Religious diversity blooms in once-atheist Cuba

May. 16, 2024 10:45 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The 1959 Castro-led revolution installed an atheist, Communist government that sought to replace the Catholic Church as the guiding force in the lives of Cubans. But 65 years later, religion seems omnipresent in Cuba, in dazzling diversity. The bells...

A Chinese driver is praised for helping reduce casualties in a highway collapse that killed 48

May. 04, 2024 08:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese truck driver was praised in local media Saturday for parking his vehicle across a highway and preventing more cars from tumbling down a slope after a section of the road in the country’s mountainous south collapsed and killed at least 48 people. Wang...

China's Xi to visit France, Serbia, Hungary as Beijing appears to seek a larger role in Ukraine

Apr. 29, 2024 07:05 AM EDT

BEIJING, China (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit France, Serbia and Hungary next week as Beijing appears to seek a larger role in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine that has upended global political and economic security. The visit by Xi, China’s president and...

Iran rejects Argentina's request to arrest interior minister over 1994 bombing at Jewish Center

Apr. 24, 2024 15:25 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Iran lashed out at Argentina on Wednesday after the South American country sought the arrest of Iran's Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi over his alleged involvement in the deadly 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center. Without...

A memorial opens on the site of a Nazi concentration camp for Roma after a pig farm was removed

Apr. 23, 2024 09:37 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A new memorial opened on Tuesday in the Czech Republic on the site of a former Nazi concentration camp for Roma, after a communist-era pig farm was removed. The official opening capped a process that took decades and was made possible after the Czech government...

A Chinese official meets North Korean leader Kim in Pyongyang in highest-level talks in years

Apr. 13, 2024 21:38 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A top ranking official Chinese official reaffirmed ties with North Korea during a meeting Saturday with the country’s leader Kim Jong Un in the capital Pyongyang, China's state media reported, in the highest-level talks between the allies in years. The visit by...

Former US ambassador sentenced to 15 years in prison for serving as secret agent for Cuba

Apr. 12, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former career U.S. diplomat was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison after admitting he worked for decades as a secret agent for communist Cuba, a plea agreement that leaves many unanswered questions about a betrayal that stunned the U.S. foreign service. ...

Chinese official talks with North Korean counterpart in the nations' highest-level meeting in years

Apr. 12, 2024 06:35 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A top Chinese official arrived in North Korea and held talks on how to boost their cooperation, North Korea’s state media reported Friday, in the counties’ highest-level meeting in about five years. Zhao Leji, who is chairman of China’s National...

Vatican's top diplomat begins a 6-day visit to Vietnam aimed at normalizing relations

Apr. 10, 2024 13:26 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vatican's top diplomat began a six-day visit to Vietnam on Tuesday as a part of efforts to normalize relations with the communist nation. Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Holy See’s foreign minister, met his Vietnamese counterpart Bui Thanh Son and...