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Blinken: China military drills are 'significant escalation'

Aug. 05, 2022 06:37 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that China's military exercises aimed at Taiwan, including missiles fired into Japan's exclusive economic zone, represent a “significant escalation” and that he has urged Beijing to back down. China...

Pacific rim economies in doldrums, sapped by inflation, war

Aug. 05, 2022 06:32 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Economies in the Asia-Pacific are forecast to hit the doldrums this year as decades-high inflation and the war in Ukraine compound geopolitical uncertainties and the aftereffects of the pandemic. A report on Pacific Rim economies by the Asia Pacific Economic...

Analysis: Iran now speaking openly on nuclear bomb prospects

Aug. 04, 2022 03:32 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian officials now speak openly about something long denied by Tehran as it enriches uranium at its closest-ever levels to weapons-grade material: The Islamic Republic is ready to build an atomic weapon at will. The remarks could be bluster to...

Africa lays out goals ahead of UN climate summit

Aug. 02, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — African officials outlined their priorities for the upcoming U.N. climate summit, including a push to make heavily polluting rich nations compensate poor countries for the environmental damage done to them. The continent will also focus on how countries can...

Saudi-funded Newcastle on inexorable path to soccer's summit

Aug. 02, 2022 05:55 AM EDT

Kylian Mbappe has yet to join. There’s no sign of Lionel Messi becoming part of the “Toon Army,” either. Erling Haaland, meanwhile, has moved elsewhere in the Premier League. Turns out it’s way too soon for Newcastle, the club which all of a sudden has the richest owners in...

Justice Alito mocks foreign critics of abortion reversal

Jul. 29, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Samuel Alito mocked foreign leaders’ criticism of the Supreme Court decision he authored overturning a constitutional right to abortion, in his first public comments since last month's ruling. The justice's remarks drew more criticism as well as some support. ...

Blinken off to Asia, Africa as Russia, China tensions rise

Jul. 29, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is headed to Asia and Africa, the State Department said Friday, as the U.S. and rivals China and Russia intensify their battle for global influence amid deepening divisions over Taiwan and Russia's war in Ukraine. Blinken will...

African nations talk climate ahead of major UN meeting

Jul. 27, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — African nations opened climate talks in the Mozambican capital Maputo on Wednesday to identify their priorities and come up with a common position ahead of the United Nations climate summit in Egypt in November, known as COP27. The talks come as the...

Russian FM, on African tour, denies 'so-called food crisis'

Jul. 27, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister on Wednesday denied his country is responsible for the global surge in food prices following its invasion of Ukraine, dismissing the “so-called food crisis" as he completed a visit to several African nations on a continent hit especially...

Japan, Indonesia to boost naval security ties as China rises

Jul. 27, 2022 01:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and Indonesia agreed Wednesday to bolster their ties in maritime security and their cooperation on climate change, energy and investment between the Asian archipelago nations. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, at a joint news conference after...