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Fired scientists in Canada failed to protect sensitive information, newly released records say

Feb. 28, 2024 23:44 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two scientists at Canada’s top infectious disease laboratory lost their jobs after reviews found they failed to protect sensitive assets and information, and failed to acknowledge collaborations with China, newly released records show. The scientists,...

Hong Kong's plan for a new national security law deepens fears over eroding civil liberties

Feb. 28, 2024 22:47 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — As Hong Kong moves toward enacting a new national security law, four years after Beijing imposed a similar law that all but wiped out dissent and vocal pro-democracy media in the semi-autonomous Chinese city, concerns are spreading among the city's international business and...

How Chinese science fiction went from underground magazines to a Netflix blockbuster

Feb. 28, 2024 22:01 PM EST

CHENGDU, China (AP) — For a few days in October 2023, the capital of the science fiction world was Chengdu, China. Fans traveled from around the world as Worldcon, sci-fi’s biggest annual event, was held in the country for the first time. It was a rare moment when Chinese and...

Hunter Biden in defiant deposition blasts GOP, insists he did not involve his father in business

Feb. 28, 2024 20:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunter Biden was defiant Wednesday in a closed-door deposition on Capitol Hill, blasting a Republican impeachment inquiry into his father and the family's business affairs as a “house of cards” built on “lies” as he faced a battery of probing questions from lawmakers. ...

Biden acts to better protect Americans' personal data such as health records and finances

Feb. 28, 2024 15:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is signing an executive order aimed at better protecting Americans' personal data on everything from biometrics and health records to finances and geolocation from foreign adversaries like China and Russia. The move allows the Department of...

Tuvalu's new government commits to continued diplomatic ties with Taiwan instead of Beijing

Feb. 28, 2024 07:57 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tuvalu’s new government on Wednesday committed the tiny South Pacific island nation to continued diplomatic ties with Taiwan instead of switching to Beijing, but said it plans to renegotiate a security pact recently struck with Australia in response to China’s...

Stock market today: Asian stocks lower after Wall Street holds steady near record highs

Feb. 27, 2024 23:13 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Wednesday after U.S. stocks held near their record levels in a quiet day of trading. U.S. futures and oil prices fell. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged 0.1% lower to 39,230.50. Chinese markets...

US and UK hit Iranian deputy commander and Houthi member with sanctions

Feb. 27, 2024 17:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and U.K. sanctioned a deputy commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and a Houthi militant member, Tuesday. The U.S. additionally sanctioned firms registered in Hong Kong and the Marshall Islands, along with two ships, including one that transported $100...

Canaan: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 27, 2024 08:31 AM EST

HAIDIAN DISTRICT BEIJING , China (AP) — HAIDIAN DISTRICT BEIJING, China (AP) — Canaan Inc. (CAN) on Tuesday reported a loss of $139 million in its fourth quarter. The Haidian District Beijing, China-based company said it had a loss of 77 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for...

China's embattled former foreign minister steps down as member of the legislature

Feb. 27, 2024 06:47 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China’s former foreign minister, Qin Gang, who has been missing from public view since last June, has resigned from the national legislature, state media reported Tuesday. Qin was dismissed as foreign minister in July, in one of China’s biggest political...