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US considering plan to down Chinese balloon over Atlantic

Feb. 04, 2023 13:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is considering a plan to shoot down a large Chinese balloon suspected of conducting surveillance on the U.S. military, by bringing it down once it is above the Atlantic Ocean where the remnants could potentially be recovered, according to four U.S....

Chinese balloon soars across US; Blinken scraps Beijing trip

Feb. 03, 2023 21:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge, high-altitude Chinese balloon sailed across the U.S. on Friday, drawing severe Pentagon accusations of spying on sensitive military sites despite China's firm denials. Secretary of State Antony Blinken abruptly canceled a high-stakes Beijing trip aimed at easing...

US official: Blinken to postpone a trip to Beijing following the discovery of a Chinese balloon over US

Feb. 03, 2023 10:12 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US official: Blinken to postpone a trip to Beijing following the discovery of a Chinese balloon over US.

China says balloon seen over US airspace is "civilian airship" used for research that blew off course, expresses regret

Feb. 03, 2023 08:56 AM EST
BEIJING (AP) — China says balloon seen over US airspace is "civilian airship" used for research that blew off course, expresses regret.

China says it is looking into report of spy balloon over U.S., follows laws and has no intention of violating airspace

Feb. 03, 2023 02:48 AM EST
BEIJING (AP) — China says it is looking into report of spy balloon over U.S., follows laws and has no intention of violating airspace.

Ex-UK leader Truss to urge tougher China stance in Tokyo

Feb. 03, 2023 00:23 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss will join the former leaders of Australia and Belgium at a conference in Tokyo later this month to call for a tougher international approach to China. The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, an international group of...

How the US is boosting military alliances to counter China

Feb. 02, 2023 16:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is expanding it military presence in Asia, in a string of moves aimed at countering Beijing and reassuring Indo-Pacific allies that America will stand with them against threats from China and North Korea. The U.S. actions stretch from Japan to the Solomon...

US Figure Skating blasts delay in awarding of Beijing medals

Feb. 02, 2023 13:07 PM EST

U.S. Figure Skating has largely taken the high road when it comes to allegations of Russian doping at last year's Beijing Olympics, which have left its team without any sort of medal after finishing second nearly a year ago. Not anymore. In a strongly worded...

Shiffrin shifts from record chase to medal races at worlds

Feb. 01, 2023 07:15 AM EST

Perspective. The big picture. Dealing with both success and failure. Mikaela Shiffrin did a lot of soul searching after she didn’t win a medal and didn't finish three of her five individual races at last year’s Beijing Olympics after entering the games amid enormous expectations....

China scoffs at new Czech president's phone call with Taiwan

Jan. 31, 2023 09:26 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday accused Czech President-elect Petr Pavel of challenging its hard line on national sovereignty by affirming ties with self-ruled Taiwan in a phone call with the island’s leader. The call on Monday represents a symbolic breach of China’s attempts...