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US pushes for Ukraine aid, united front against China's trade practices at G7 finance meeting

May. 24, 2024 06:20 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The U.S. sought to build support for squeezing more money for Ukraine out of frozen Russian assets and for uniting against China’s trade practices as finance ministers from the Group of Seven rich democracies opened a two-day meeting on Friday on the shores of northern...

China sends dozens of warplanes and ships near Taiwan to show its anger over island's new leaders

May. 24, 2024 03:45 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan tracked dozens of Chinese warplanes and navy vessels off its coast on Friday, the second day of a large military exercise launched by Beijing to show its anger over the self-governing island's inauguration of new leaders who refuse to accept its insistence that Taiwan...

Taiwan scrambles jets and puts missile, naval and land units on alert over China's military drills

May. 23, 2024 22:34 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan scrambled jets and put missile, naval and land units on alert Thursday over Chinese military exercises being conducted around the self-governing island democracy where a new president took office this week. China’s military said its two-day exercises...

With Ukraine losing ground, allies debate how to squeeze cash for Kyiv out of frozen Russian assets

May. 23, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ukraine's allies are wrestling with how to squeeze money out of frozen Russian assets to support Kyiv's war effort, a debate getting more urgent as Russia gains territory on the battlefield and as the outlook for Ukraine’s state finances looks shakier. ...

TikTok rolls out new rules to limit the reach of state-affiliated media accounts on its platform

May. 23, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — TikTok is putting in place new rules to limit the reach of state-affiliated media accounts that are attempting to exert influence abroad during a crucial election year. The company, which started labeling state-affiliated media two years ago, announced in a...

Malaysia PM says his country keeps good ties with US but not China phobia, wants to engage both

May. 23, 2024 09:29 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday his country does not have a “China-phobia” policy and wants to engage both Beijing and Washington, expressing hopes for both powers to resolve their differences. Anwar, who is attending a Nikkei annual...

An explosion at an apartment building in northeastern China kills 1 and injures 3

May. 23, 2024 05:39 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — An explosion at an apartment building in northeastern China killed one person and injured three others on Thursday, state media reported. Parts of the five-story apartment building in Harbin were damaged, with one apartment’s balcony completely blown off, videos on...

Yonhap news agency says leaders of South Korea, China and Japan will meet in Seoul next week

May. 23, 2024 01:32 AM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Yonhap news agency says leaders of South Korea, China and Japan will meet in Seoul next week.

Stock market today: Asian shares are mixed, with China stocks down, after Wall St retreat

May. 23, 2024 00:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were trading mixed Thursday, as investor sentiment in Tokyo was boosted by news of soaring Nvidia earnings. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.1% to 39,054.81. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 sank 0.5% to 7,807.10. South Korea's Kospi added 0.2% to...

On Chinese doping case, lawmakers demand action, answers from Olympic and law-enforcement leaders

May. 22, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators sent a letter Wednesday to the leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency asking for answers about the case in which 23 Chinese swimmers were cleared to compete at the Tokyo Olympics despite positive tests for a banned drug. That letter came a day...