Latest Territorial disputes News

China has threatened trade with some countries after feuds. They're calling 'the firm' for help

May. 27, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Business is good at “the firm.” The eight-person team at the State Department is leading Washington's efforts to ease the economic blowback for countries targeted by China. It emerged in the scramble to help Lithuania during a spat with China...

Even in the age of Google Earth, people still buy globes. Here's why they remain so alluring

Apr. 07, 2024 05:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Find a globe in your local library or classroom and try this: Close the eyes, spin it and drop a finger randomly on its curved, glossy surface. You’re likely to pinpoint a spot in the water, which covers 71% of the planet. Maybe you’ll alight on a place you’ve...

Guyana condemns Venezuela for signing into law a referendum approving annexation of disputed region

Apr. 04, 2024 13:16 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's move to sign into law the results of a recent referendum laying claim to two-thirds of Guyana triggered fierce condemnation Thursday from the neighboring South American country's government. The text of the law was...