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New Zealand PM Ardern says China has become 'more assertive'

Dec. 08, 2022 19:35 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Reflecting on her five years as New Zealand's leader, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said China has undoubtedly become more assertive in the region over that time, but cautioned that building relationships with small Pacific nations shouldn't become a game of...

M23 rebels accuse Congo's government of breaking cease-fire

Dec. 07, 2022 13:14 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — M23 rebels accused a government coalition in Congo on Wednesday of targeted killings and breaching a cease-fire agreed to last month, jeopardizing prospects for peace in the country's conflict-riddled east. M23 alleges the coalition attacked its positions in...

Tagovailoa, Zaporizhzhia make list of most mangled words

Dec. 07, 2022 11:46 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — “Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa explained the significance of the Chicxulub impact crater to actor Domhnall Gleeson over a drink of negroni sbagliato in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia," is the kind of sentence that just might tie your tongue up in knots. ...

Electricity, telecoms return to parts of Ethiopia's Tigray

Dec. 07, 2022 09:48 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Basic services like electricity and telecoms have been restored to key parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region following the signing of a cease-fire deal a month ago, but most areas are still cut off from the world. The agreement signed Nov. 2 requires...

South Sudan's ruling party backs president for another run

Dec. 07, 2022 08:53 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s ruling party has endorsed President Salva Kiir as its candidate for another term in the country’s delayed election set for the end of 2024. Kiir has been the country’s only president since it gained independence from Sudan in 2011. South...

Tensions over trade deals exposed at Mercosur summit

Dec. 06, 2022 19:41 PM EST

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A summit of the four Mercosur nations exposed tensions Tuesday as Uruguay's eagerness to seek out foreign markets collided with opposition from Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou said his country must “open up to the...

Turkey again threatens Greece for arming Aegean islands

Dec. 06, 2022 14:59 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday renewed threats to “take action” against Greece if it continued to arm its Aegean islands which Ankara says should remain demilitarized in line with international treaties. Mevlut Cavusoglu’s comments follow reports...

Japan, Belgium to cooperate in chip production, development

Dec. 06, 2022 09:58 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A newly founded Japanese semiconductor company aiming to revive Japan’s chip industry signed an agreement on Tuesday to collaborate with a Belgian research organization in developing next-generation chips for production in Japan. Economy and Industry Minister...

Sudan's generals, pro-democracy group ink deal to end crisis

Dec. 05, 2022 13:58 PM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s coup leaders and the main pro-democracy group signed a deal Monday to establish a civilian-led transitional government following the military takeover last year. But key players refused to participate, and no deadline was set for the transition to begin. ...

Argentina eyes $100 billion as US will share banking data

Dec. 05, 2022 13:48 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The U.S. and Argentina agreed on Monday to have their tax agencies automatically share data about citizens' banking and investments in each other's countries. The government in Buenos Aires hopes this will lead to an estimated $100 billion that Argentines have tried...