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Senators blast health and law enforcement officials over illegal e-cigarettes used by teens

Jun. 12, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators on Wednesday blasted top health and law enforcement officials for not doing more to combat the rise of illegal electronic cigarettes in the U.S., a multibillion-dollar business that has flourished amid haphazard enforcement. Democrats and Republicans on...

France's Macron defends decision on snap legislative elections, urges voters to defeat far-right

Jun. 12, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron defended his decision to call snap parlimentary elections after his party’s crushing defeat in the European parliamentary vote, insisting on Wednesday that voters will ultimately choose the “progressive bloc" over the far-right. In...

Europe wants affordable electric vehicles from China. But not at the cost of its own auto industry

Jun. 12, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Union moved Wednesday to hike tariffs, or import taxes, on electric vehicles made in China. EVs are the latest flash point in a broader trade dispute over Chinese government subsidies and the Asian nation's burgeoning exports of green technology to the...

US widens sanctions on Russia to discourage countries such as China from doing business with Moscow

Jun. 12, 2024 12:27 PM EDT

The United States widened its sanctions against Russia Wednesday as G7 leaders prepared to gather in Italy for a summit where the top priorities will be boosting support for Ukraine and grinding down Russia’s war machine. Wednesday's package targeted Chinese companies which help...

US widens sanctions on Russia, discouraging countries including China from doing business with Moscow

Jun. 12, 2024 10:31 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — US widens sanctions on Russia, discouraging countries including China from doing business with Moscow.

A helicopter has crashed with 3 on board in southeastern China

Jun. 12, 2024 09:04 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A helicopter crashed in China’s southeastern Jiangxi province and three people on board were missing Wednesday, state media reported. The helicopter crashed at around 2 p.m. (0600 GMT) in Huanggang township, Shangrao city, according to local authorities quoted by...

The European Union moves to hike tariffs on Chinese electric car imports, escalating trade spat

Jun. 12, 2024 06:27 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union moved Wednesday to hike tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, escalating a trade dispute over Beijing's subsidies for the exports that Brussels worries is hurting domestic automakers. The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said it would...

Faking an honest woman: Why Russia, China and Big Tech all use faux females to get clicks

Jun. 12, 2024 06:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When disinformation researcher Wen-Ping Liu looked into China's efforts to influence Taiwan's recent election using fake social media accounts, something unusual stood out about the most successful profiles. They were female, or at least that's what they appeared...

The European Union is threatening to raise tariffs by July 4 on electric cars imported from China

Jun. 12, 2024 05:54 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is threatening to raise tariffs by July 4 on electric cars imported from China.

Officials work to bring home US instructors recovering after stabbing attack at Chinese park

Jun. 11, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. officials worked Tuesday to bring home four injured instructors from Iowa’s Cornell College who were stabbed in the northeast Chinese city of Jilin, where they were teaching. Jilin city police said a 55-year-old man surnamed Cui was walking in a public park...