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S. Korea charges 4 with illegally importing N. Korean coal

Dec. 10, 2018 3:52 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors have charged four people with illegally importing North Korean coal via Russia in violation of U.N. sanctions. Monday's indictment came four months after customs authorities accused three of the four of using forged documents to illicitly import 35,000...

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: Pressure mounting on French leader over protests

Dec. 9, 2018 8:55 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the unrest in France (all times local): 10:40 p.m. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says U.S. President Donald Trump should not comment on France's domestic affairs, notably nationwide protests that began over fuel tax hikes meant to wean the nation off fossil fuels....

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...

UK leader warns of 'uncharted waters' if Brexit deal nixed

Dec. 9, 2018 1:44 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — With a crucial parliamentary vote on Brexit looming, British Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers Sunday that they could take Britain into "uncharted waters" and trigger a general election if they reject the divorce deal she struck with the European Union. May is fighting to save her...

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...

Hunger, lice, filth: Moroccan camp shows migrant challenges

Dec. 9, 2018 12:19 PM EST

CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — As Morocco prepares to host the signing of a landmark global migration agreement, hundreds of migrants are languishing in a Casablanca camp rife with hunger, misery, lice and filth. These sub-Saharan Africans who dream of going to Europe are a symbol of the problems world...