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China dismisses Canadian protests over cases tied to Huawei

Aug. 12, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday dismissed Canada's protests of harsh sentences handed down by Chinese courts to Canadians whose cases are seen as linked to the arrest in Vancouver of a top executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei. The Foreign Ministry and the Chinese...

China sentences Canadian to 11 years in case tied to Huawei

Aug. 11, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

DANDONG, China (AP) — A Canadian entrepreneur was sentenced to 11 years in prison in a spying case linked to Beijing’s effort to push his country to release an executive of tech giant Huawei, prompting an unusual show of support for Canada by the United States and 24 other governments. ...

Canadian faces spy ruling in China as Huawei decision looms

Aug. 10, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Canadian entrepreneur who was charged with spying after his government arrested an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei faces a possible verdict Wednesday as Beijing steps up pressure on Canada ahead of a court ruling on whether to hand over the executive to face U.S....

Biden imposes sanctions against Belarus' Lukashenko regime

Aug. 09, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday said the United States is levying new sanctions against Belarus, marking the one-year anniversary of Alexander Lukashenko's election as president in an election that the U.S. and international community have said was fraught with...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jul. 21, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 20 The Wall Street Journal on billionaires in space — more than a joy ride: The richest man on Earth briefly lost that title Tuesday morning, but only because...

Japanese envoy says Tokyo 'struggles every day' with China

Jul. 21, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Japan’s relationship with China was no better than notoriously strained Sino-Australian relations, the Japanese ambassador to Australia said on Wednesday. Japan’s ties with China are often held up as an example to Australia of how...

Sri Lanka economy in crisis as debt mounts, reserves dwindle

Jul. 14, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka has cut back on imports of farm chemicals, cars and even its staple spice turmeric as its foreign exchange reserves dwindle, hindering its ability to repay a mountain of debt as the South Asian island nation struggles to recover from the pandemic. ...

Putin hosts leader of Belarus for talks on closer ties

Jul. 13, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The authoritarian leader of Belarus visited Russia on Tuesday for talks with President Vladimir Putin as soaring tensions with the West have boosted his reliance on Moscow’s support. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko thanked Putin for the “very...

US eases crippling Venezuela sanction, allows propane deals

Jul. 12, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The U.S. government on Monday moved to ease a crippling sanction imposed by the Trump administration on Venezuela by allowing companies to export propane to the troubled South American country, a step that could mitigate a shortage that has pushed people to cook on...

UK government urged to hold China 'to account' over Uyghurs

Jul. 07, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government should back a political boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing to pressure the Chinese government over the “genocide” of Uyghurs and other ethnic groups in the northwest province of Xinjiang, an influential group of lawmakers said Thursday. ...