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Austin in Philippines to discuss larger US military presence

Feb. 01, 2023 05:41 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was in the Philippines on Wednesday for talks about deploying U.S. forces and weapons in more Philippine military camps to ramp up deterrence against China’s increasingly aggressive actions toward Taiwan and in the disputed South China...

Taiwan activates defenses in response to China incursions

Feb. 01, 2023 05:29 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan scrambled fighter jets, put its navy on alert and activated missile systems in response to nearby operations by 34 Chinese military aircraft and nine warships that are part Beijing's strategy to unsettle and intimidate the self-governing island democracy. ...

NATO chief wants more 'friends' as Russia, China move closer

Feb. 01, 2023 04:23 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — China's growing assertiveness and collaboration with Russia poses a threat not only to Asia but also to Europe, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday as he sought stronger cooperation and more “friends” for NATO in the Indo-Pacific region. ...

China cancels Blue Bay tournament on LPGA Tour schedule

Jan. 31, 2023 20:53 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Blue Bay LPGA has been canceled for the third time in four years because of what the LPGA Tour described as ongoing COVID-19 matters. The decision came from the China Golf Association, which regulates golf in the country. The tour said it looked...

US blocks export license renewals for China's Huawei

Jan. 31, 2023 17:04 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government accused Washington on Tuesday of pursuing “technology hegemony,” as the United States has begun stepping up pressure on tech giant Huawei by blocking access to American suppliers. The Biden administration has stopped approving renewal of...

Adult Happy Meals, McRib, feed McDonald's sales in Q4

Jan. 31, 2023 11:38 AM EST

Adult Happy Meals and other limited-time promotions boosted traffic at McDonald’s restaurants during the fourth quarter despite higher prices. But the company warned that inflation __ particularly in Europe __ will continue to weigh on its operations this year. Global same-store...

NATO chief urges closer ties with Japan to defend democracy

Jan. 31, 2023 09:31 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg sharply criticized China on Tuesday for “bullying its neighbors and threatening Taiwan” and stressed the need for Japan and other democracies to work together with the alliance to defend the international order. Calling it a...

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...

China lobbies Dutch to defend trade after chip curbs

Jan. 31, 2023 07:09 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister appealed to his Dutch counterpart to defend free trade after the Netherlands and Japan agreed to cooperate with U.S. restrictions on Chinese access to advanced processor chip technology due to security concerns. The foreign ministry gave no...

Ballroom shooting victims planned for night of fun, dancing

Jan. 31, 2023 01:38 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Those killed by a gunman who opened fire at a Los Angeles-area dance hall are being remembered by friends and family for the zest for life that brought them out that night to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Eleven people were killed when a gunman opened fire on...