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Chinese and Japanese leaders travel to South Korea for their first trilateral meeting since 2019

May. 25, 2024 23:55 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese and Japanese leaders were set to arrive in Seoul and meet with South Korea’s president separately on Sunday, a day before they gather for their first trilateral meeting in more than four years. No major announcement is expected from Monday’s...

Emergency convoy delivers provisions to survivors of devastating landslide in Papua New Guinea

May. 25, 2024 09:31 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Survivors searched through tons of earth and rubble by hand looking for missing relatives while a first emergency convoy delivered food, water and other provisions Saturday at the site of a landslide that devastated a remote village in the mountains of Papua New Guinea...

US Defense Secretary Austin expected to meet with Chinese counterpart in Singapore

May. 24, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is expected to meet with his Chinese counterpart, Admiral Dong Jun, at a major defense conference in Singapore next week, the Pentagon announced Friday. It will be the first meeting between the two defense leaders following a...

Ex-CIA officer accused of spying for China pleads guilty in a Honolulu courtroom

May. 24, 2024 19:13 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A former CIA officer and contract linguist for the FBI accused of spying for China for at least a decade pleaded guilty Friday in a federal courtroom in Honolulu. Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 72, has been in custody since his arrest in August 2020. The U.S. Justice...

Prosecutor tells jury that self-exiled wealthy Chinese businessman cheated thousands of $1 billion

May. 24, 2024 14:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A self-exiled wealthy Chinese businessman became an internet sensation and conned thousands of people worldwide into sending him $1 billion, enabling him to spend lavishly on a mansion, two yachts and even a $35,000 mattress, a prosecutor told a New York jury Friday at the start...

China's latest AI chatbot is trained on President Xi Jinping's political ideology

May. 24, 2024 12:21 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s latest artificial intelligence chatbot is trained on President Xi Jinping’s doctrine, in a stark reminder of the ideological parameters that Chinese AI models should abide by. China’s cyberspace academy earlier this week announced the chatbot trained...

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

May. 24, 2024 10:15 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...

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

May. 24, 2024 09:37 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...

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. ...