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Live updates | Biden: NATO has transformed itself at summit

Jun. 30, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid: President Joe Biden says NATO has transformed itself by adapting to a rapidly changing security situation around the globe. Closing the military alliance’s summit in Madrid on Thursday, Biden...

Biden: Court ruling on Roe 'destabilizing,' US still leading

Jun. 30, 2022 09:25 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — President Joe Biden said the Supreme Court's decision ending a constitutional right to abortion is “destabilizing” but said it does not affect U.S. standing on the world stage, as he took credit for modernizing the transatlantic alliance to adapt to new threats from Russia and...

China's Xi visits changed Hong Kong for handover anniversary

Jun. 30, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived Thursday in Hong Kong to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the British handover of a city that his rule has transformed from a global hub known for its political freedoms to one that is much more tightly controlled by the Communist Party. ...

Russia and China slam NATO after alliance raises alarm

Jun. 30, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — NATO faced rebukes from Moscow and Beijing on Thursday after it declared Russia a “direct threat” and said China posed “serious challenges ” to global stability. During a summit in Madrid, the Western military alliance described a world plunged into a...

US futures point lower as investors await more consumer data

Jun. 30, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. futures pointed lower Thursday ahead of new consumer spending data that could provide clues as to how Americans may be paring back spending in the face of stubbornly high inflation. Futures for the Dow Jones industrials slipped 1.3% and futures for the...

COVID restrictions ease in Shanghai as case numbers drop

Jun. 30, 2022 05:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai is moving to allow in-person dining and reopening its Disney Resort theme park as domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19 in China’s largest city remain at zero following a more than two-month lockdown. Chinese officials hail their hardline...

Xi arrives in Hong Kong ahead of 25th anniversary of handover on first trip outside mainland China in nearly 2 1/2 years

Jun. 30, 2022 03:17 AM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Xi arrives in Hong Kong ahead of 25th anniversary of handover on first trip outside mainland China in nearly 2 1/2 years.

China's factory activity improves after Shanghai reopens

Jun. 30, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing activity improved in June after anti-virus controls that shut down Shanghai and other industrial centers were eased, a survey showed Thursday. The monthly purchasing managers’ index released by the national statistics bureau and an industry...

Sri Lanka crisis gives India chance to gain sway vs China

Jun. 30, 2022 01:13 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Sri Lanka's strategic location has attracted outsized interest in the small island nation from regional giants China and India for more than a decade, with Beijing and its free-flowing loans and infrastructure investments widely seen as having gained the upper hand in the quest...

Asia stocks mixed after Wall St down, China manufacturing up

Jun. 29, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after the U.S. economy contracted and China reported stronger factory activity. Shanghai and Hong Kong gained, while Tokyo and Seoul declined. Oil prices advanced. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index edged...