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US concerned over China's 'interference' in South China Sea

Jul. 21, 2019 3:49 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The United States said it's concerned by reports of China's interference with oil and gas activities in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, where Vietnam accuses Beijing of violating its sovereignty. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement that China's...

Cambodian women face surrogacy charges after Vietnam births

Jul. 19, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Three Cambodian women have been charged with violating surrogacy and human trafficking laws after they gave birth to babies they delivered to Chinese nationals in Vietnam, a court official said Friday. Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Ei Rin said the women, aged 31 and 32,...

Facing Trump's tariffs, some companies move, change or wait

Jul. 18, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some are moving factories out of China. Others are strategically redesigning products. Some are seeking loopholes in trade law or even mislabeling where their goods originate — all with the goal of evading President Donald Trump's sweeping tariffs on goods from China. But most of...

Facing Trump's tariffs, some companies move, change or wait

Jul. 18, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some are moving factories out of China. Others are strategically redesigning products. Some are seeking loopholes in trade law or even mislabeling where their goods originate — all with the goal of evading President Donald Trump's sweeping tariffs on goods from China. But most of...

N. Korea vows to respond to South's deployment of F-35 jets

Jul. 11, 2019 4:39 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea slammed South Korea over its ongoing deployment of high-tech U.S. fighter jets, warning Thursday that it will respond by developing and testing unspecified special weapons of its own to "destroy" the aircraft. The statement, which also urged South Korea to abandon its...

H. Ross Perot rose from poverty to self-made billionaire

Jul. 9, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty to become a self-made billionaire who twice ran for president with a mixture of folksy sayings and simple solutions to America's problems. His 19% of the vote in 1992 stands among the best showings by an independent candidate in...

Colorful self-made billionaire H. Ross Perot dies at 89

Jul. 9, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice mounted outsider campaigns for president, has died. He was 89. The cause of death was leukemia, a family spokesman said Tuesday. Perot, whose 19% of the vote in 1992 stands...

Nintendo shifts some Switch production from China to Vietnam

Jul. 9, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. plans to start making its Switch video game console in Vietnam this year, transferring some of its production from China, a company spokesman said Tuesday. The official, who spoke on customary condition of anonymity, said the change has been in the works for some time, to reduce...

Clarification: Trump-North Korea story

Jul. 2, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — In a story June 30, The Associated Press reported that President Donald Trump was joined in his Freedom House conversation with North Korea's Kim Jong Un by his daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Ivanka Trump and Kushner did meet Kim and were in the room for...

Birds at border prompt S. Korea to launch jets, issue alert

Jul. 1, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ending a brief media frenzy, South Korea's military said it turned out to be a flock of birds that prompted it to launch fighter jets and alert journalists that it had detected an unidentified object flying near the border with North Korea on Monday. The South's earlier...