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President Donald Trump, right, walks to the motorcade, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, as he departs the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Trump slams global climate agreement Biden intends to rejoin

Nov. 22, 2020 11:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump railed against the Paris climate accord on Sunday, telling world leaders at a virtual summit that the agreement was designed to cripple the U.S. economy, not save the planet. “To protect American workers, I withdrew the United States from the unfair and...

Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, arrives for the opening of the first virtual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit, hosted by Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

APEC leaders, including Trump, agree on free trade

Nov. 20, 2020 11:40 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, including U.S. President Donald Trump, pledged Friday to work toward free, open and non-discriminatory trade and investment to revive their coronavirus-battered economies. The leaders cast aside differences to issue...

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019, file photo, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, poses with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi for a photo prior to a meeting in Tokyo. Motegi announced Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 that his Chinese counterpart Wang will visit Tokyo next week as the two Asian powers discuss ways to resume bilateral visits to revive their pandemic-hit economies and other regional issues. (Behrouz Mehri/Pool Photo via AP)

China FM to visit Japan to discuss virus, regional concerns

Nov. 20, 2020 6:47 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's foreign minister announced Friday that his Chinese counterpart will visit Tokyo next week to discuss ways to revive their pandemic-hit economies as well as regional concerns over China's growing influence. “There are various issues of concern between Japan and China, and it is...

In this March 2, 2020, photo provided by Naomi Worcester, a crew of workers unload gear as they arrive on Kure Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, one of the most remote places on Earth. Cut off from the rest of the planet since February, four environmental field workers are back, re-emerging into a changed society by the coronavirus outbreak. (Naomi Worcester/Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources via AP)

The Latest: Hawaii imposes new COVID-19 travel restrictions

Nov. 19, 2020 11:18 PM EST

HONOLULU — Anyone flying to Hawaii will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result prior to their departure for the state, with the new rule going into effect two days before Thanksgiving, Gov. David Ige announced Thursday. Until now, passengers flying to the islands using a pre-travel testing...

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2020, file photo a Chinese flag hangs near an automated parcel handling line at a warehouse for an online retailer in Beijing. President Donald Trump has identified China as the country’s biggest foe and the Justice Department mirrored that emphasis over the last four years with a drumbeat of cases against defendants ranging from hackers accused of targeting intellectual property to professors charged with grant fraud. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Justice Dept.'s China focus likely to continue under Biden

Nov. 19, 2020 12:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has identified China as the country's biggest foe and the Justice Department mirrored that emphasis over the last four years with a drumbeat of cases against defendants ranging from hackers accused of targeting intellectual property to professors charged with grant...

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2010, file photo, Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi addresses a summit at the United Nations headquarters. On Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, Malielegaoi addressed the nation live on television and radio and appealed for calm after the country reported it’s first positive test for the coronavirus, although a second test on the same patient returned a negative result. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Asia Today: Samoa leader appeals for calm after COVID case

Nov. 19, 2020 7:37 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The leader of the small Pacific nation of Samoa appealed for calm Thursday after the country reported its first positive test for the coronavirus, although a second test on the same patient returned a negative result. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi addressed the...

In this photo provided by Malaysia's Department of Information, monitors show Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering speech via virtual meeting during the APEC CEO Dialogues 2020, ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (Nazri Rapaai/Malaysia Department of Information via AP)

Xi: China will avoid decoupling amid tension with US, Europe

Nov. 19, 2020 2:10 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — China's President Xi Jinping on Thursday spurned suggestions that his country might decouple or separate itself from the U.S. and other trading partners amid tension with Washington and Europe over technology and security. Speaking by video link from Beijing to a meeting of...

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to BRICS leaders during a meeting via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Russian president told BRICS leaders Tuesday that coronavirus vaccines developed in Russia

Putin touts Russian virus vaccines at BRICS summit

Nov. 17, 2020 2:39 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin told BRICS leaders Tuesday that coronavirus vaccines developed in Russia “work effectively and safely” and urged the group of emerging economy nations to “join forces” for the mass production of the shots. Putin’s remarks...

A man walks by a propaganda board depicting China's legal system promoting the government's socialist core values near residential buildings in Beijing, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. A prominent Chinese pig farmer who has publicly praised the work of lawyers who help the public amid a crackdown on legal activists by President Xi Jinping's government was subjected Monday to unspecified

Chinese farmer who praised lawyers amid crackdown arrested

Nov. 11, 2020 10:39 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Chinese pig farmer who has publicly praised the work of lawyers who help the public amid a crackdown on legal activists by President Xi Jinping’s government was subjected this week to unspecified “coercive measures,” according to police, a term that usually...

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, March 9, 2020, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, centre, speaks during a news conference on updates regarding on the coronavirus COVID-19, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Accompanying Tedros are Michael Ryan, left, executive director of WHO's Health Emergencies program, and Maria van Kerkhove, right, technical lead of WHO's Health Emergencies program. The way WHO handled the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic is under scrutiny, facing calls for the U.N. health agency to be overhauled and WHO has bowed to demands for an independent review. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone FILE via AP)

Recordings reveal WHO's analysis of pandemic in private

Nov. 11, 2020 3:23 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — As the coronavirus explodes again, the World Health Organization finds itself both under intense pressure to reform and holding out hope that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will reverse a decision by Washington to leave the health agency. With its annual meeting underway this week, WHO has...