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China summons US envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec

Dec. 9, 2018 7:39 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the U.S. ambassador to Beijing on Sunday to protest the detention of a senior executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei in Canada at Washington's behest and demanded the U.S. cancel an order for her arrest. The official Xinhua News Agency said Vice Foreign Minister Le...

The Latest: British Columbia cancels China trade trip

Dec. 9, 2018 1:10 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei in Canada (all times local): 12:45 p.m. A trade mission to China by the Canadian province of British Columbia has been cancelled because of the detention of a top Huawei executive in Canada. The province says in a...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's trade claims, Paris protesters' chant

Dec. 8, 2018 11:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager for a historic trade agreement, President Donald Trump is claiming done deals with China that aren't measuring up to the hype. He describes last week's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as "extraordinary" and a "big leap forward." China, however,...

Chinese executive facing US extradition appears in court

Dec. 8, 2018 12:01 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian prosecutor urged a Vancouver court to deny bail to a Chinese executive at the heart of a case that is shaking up U.S.-China relations and worrying global financial markets. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of telecommunications giant Huawei and...

The Latest: Huawei awaits 'right conclusion' in CFO's arrest

Dec. 7, 2018 11:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of an executive of Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei says it has "every confidence that the Canadian and U.S. legal systems will reach the right conclusion" over the arrest of...

Stocks drop 4 percent in rocky week on trade, growth worries

Dec. 7, 2018 6:25 PM EST

Wall Street capped a turbulent week of trading Friday with the biggest weekly loss since March as traders fret over rising trade tensions between Washington and Beijing and signals of slower economic growth. The latest wave of selling erased more than 550 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, bringing its...

Czech spy agency says it paralyzed Russian spying network

Dec. 7, 2018 7:43 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The head of the Czech Republic's counter-intelligence service says his agency broke a Russian spying network earlier this year and completely paralyzed its activities. Michal Koudelka also says the agency known as BIS prevented dozens of Russian and Chinese spies from operating on Czech...

North Korea tells China it's committed to denuclearization

Dec. 7, 2018 5:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister said his country remains committed to ending its nuclear weapons program in talks Friday with his Chinese counterpart, according to China's foreign ministry. The talks in Beijing between Ri Yong Ho and Wang Yi came amid a lack of progress in international...

Cambodian premier says no to foreign military bases

Dec. 7, 2018 3:44 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Friday that his government will not allow any foreign military bases in its territory and called media reports that China is seeking a naval base there "fake news." Hun Sen, who is on a three-day visit to Vietnam, insisted at a news briefing with...

Brazil future unclear amid opposing ideologies of ministers

Dec. 7, 2018 12:05 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With his inauguration just weeks away, Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro is assembling a Cabinet of ministers with starkly different views on key issues like climate change, the economy and China that is raising questions about the direction the far-right leader will take Latin...