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Asia stocks mixed after Wall St falls on Biden tax report

Apr. 23, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street fell following a report that President Joe Biden will propose raising taxes on the wealthiest investors. Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul rose while Tokyo and Sydney retreated. Wall...

Fire at Shanghai electronics factory kills 8

Apr. 23, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — A fire at an electronics factory in Shanghai killed eight people Friday including two firefighters, the city government announced. The fire broke out at the Shengrui Electronic Technology (Shanghai) Co. in the Chinese business capital's Jinshan district...

Jobs are make-or-break argument for Biden in climate plan

Apr. 23, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is bringing out the billionaires, the CEOs and the union executives Friday to help sell President Joe Biden's climate-friendly transformation of the U.S. economy at a virtual summit of world leaders. The closing day of the two-day...

The Latest: China says 3 citizens in UAE falsified tests

Apr. 23, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

BEIJING — China says three of its citizens working in the United Arab Emirates have tampered with the results of their coronavirus tests required to return home. A statement from the Chinese Embassy said the three, working in the main business center of Dubai, altered...

Asia stocks mixed after Wall St falls on Biden tax report

Apr. 23, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street fell following a report that President Joe Biden will propose raising taxes on wealthy investors. Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul rose while Tokyo and Sydney retreated. Wall...

Japan to issue 3rd virus emergency in Tokyo, Osaka area

Apr. 22, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is set to issue a third state of emergency for Tokyo and three western urban prefectures amid skepticism it will be enough to curb a rapid coronavirus resurgence ahead of the Olympics in July. Health and economy ministers in charge of the virus...

World leaders pledge climate cooperation despite other rifts

Apr. 22, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of Russia and China put aside their raw-worded disputes with U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday long enough to pledge international cooperation on cutting climate-wrecking coal and petroleum emissions in a livestreamed summit showcasing America's return to...

The Latest: Mayors ask Biden for consult on climate migrants

Apr. 22, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's global climate summit (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The mayors of a dozen major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, New York City and San Diego, are asking President Joe Biden to consult them as...

UK lawmakers pass motion saying China committing genocide

Apr. 22, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers on Thursday approved a parliamentary motion declaring that China's policies against its Uyghur minority population in the far western Xinjiang region amounted to genocide and crimes against humanity. The motion is non-binding and does not...

Dave Wallace to be Mike Scioscia's Olympic pitching coach

Apr. 22, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Dave Wallace will be Mike Scioscia's pitching coach when the U.S. manager tries to qualify his team for the Olympic baseball tournament. Jerry Weinstein will be bench coach, Ernie Young hitting and first base coach, Darren Fenster third base coach and...