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China pressures US, Canada ahead of Huawei hearing

Dec. 10, 2018 3:06 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China raised the pressure on the United States and Canada as a bail hearing for a top Chinese technology executive was set to resume Monday in Vancouver, British Columbia. A headline in a Communist Party newspaper called Canada's treatment of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of...

China summons US envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec

Dec. 10, 2018 1:04 AM EST

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

China summons US envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec

Dec. 9, 2018 10:02 PM EST

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

The Latest: British Columbia cancels China trade trip

Dec. 9, 2018 8:12 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...

Top GOP senator needs to know more about Trump's UN pick

Dec. 9, 2018 1:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Republican senator on foreign policy issues says he doesn't yet know whether President Donald Trump's pick to be U.N. ambassador has the expertise and background to capably handle the job. Trump wants former Fox News reporter and current State Department spokeswoman Heather...

Yemen peace talks in Sweden focus on prisoner swap deal

Dec. 9, 2018 1:01 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemen's warring parties met Sunday for the fourth day of U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden to try to hammer out details of a prisoner exchange, which could eventually include all prisoners held by both sides in the four-year civil war. The parties focused on the swap amid optimism...

At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'

Dec. 9, 2018 9:50 AM EST

NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns. "My body hasn't been the same since," the 18-year-old said. The men attacked during...

Trump is 10th sitting president to attend Army-Navy game

Dec. 8, 2018 5:07 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Saturday was a day of politics and football for President Donald Trump, who announced the departure of his chief of staff, nominated a new top military adviser and then threw fist pumps at this year's Army-Navy football game. The commander in chief flew to Philadelphia for the 119th...

Protesters march as UN climate talks hit fossil fuel snag

Dec. 8, 2018 4:29 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people from around the world marched Saturday through the southern Polish city that's hosting this year's U.N. climate talks, demanding that their governments take tougher action to curb global warming. Protesters included farmers from Latin America, environmentalists...

Rebel delegates at Yemen peace talks report some progress

Dec. 8, 2018 1:15 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemeni rebel delegates at talks underway in Sweden to try end their country's ruinous civil war reported progress on Saturday on the key issues of reopening the airport at the capital, Sanaa, and the implementation of an agreement reached earlier this week on the exchange of prisoners....