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Li Peng, Chinese premier during Tiananmen crackdown, dies

Jul. 23, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, has died. He was 90. The official Xinhua News Agency said Li died Monday of an unspecified illness. Li, a cautious, uninspiring figure, was a keen...

S. Korea's claim on warning shot firings disputed by Russia

Jul. 23, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots Tuesday after a Russian military plane twice violated South Korea's airspace off the country's east coast, Seoul officials said in an announcement that was quickly disputed by Russia. South Korea said three Russian...

Chinese state media say former Premier Li Peng, who announced martial law during Tiananmen protests, has died

Jul. 23, 2019 7:04 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say former Premier Li Peng, who announced martial law during Tiananmen protests, has died.

Duterte: Can't stop China in disputed seas, won't risk clash

Jul. 22, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday there was no way to stop Chinese from fishing in his country's exclusive economic zone and he would not risk losing Filipino forces in a clash in the disputed South China Sea. "When Xi says 'I will fish,' who can prevent him?"...

Analysis: Hong Kong protests could push China to intervene

Jul. 22, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — While China doesn't want to intervene in the summer-long protests that have shaken Hong Kong, that doesn't mean it won't. The movement, now in its seventh week, has veered into more dangerous territory on two fronts. Protesters, who had previously besieged the city's legislature and police...

Trump meets with chipmakers on Huawei, other economic issues

Jul. 22, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met with executives from several of the nation's leading chip and computer part makers Monday and discussed restrictions his administration has imposed on the sale of components to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, the White House said. Huawei is embroiled in...

Hong Kong crisis escalates after mob attack on protesters

Jul. 22, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — An overnight attack by white-clad assailants apparently targeting pro-democracy protesters raised tensions to new levels in Hong Kong on Monday as China harshly criticized the weekend demonstration, saying "central authority cannot be challenged." The Chinese rebuke came after its Hong...

The Latest: Iran's FM says UK ship was traveling unsafely

Jul. 22, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Iran's foreign minister says his country seized a British-flagged oil tanker last week because it was violating "international law on safe passage" in the Strait of Hormuz. Speaking Monday during a...

The Latest: Trump: China's leader acting 'very responsibly'

Jul. 22, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 2:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says he thinks China's Xi Jinping has acted "very responsibly" in allowing extended protests to play out in Hong Kong. Trump was asked Monday about China's handling of the protests and said that "China...

Cambodian leader denies allowing China naval base

Jul. 22, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday strongly denied that he was allowing China to set up a military outpost in the Southeast Asian nation, after a news report alleged that the two nations signed a secret pact allowing Beijing exclusive use of a naval base on the Gulf of...