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President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

May. 29, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government — escalating tensions with...

A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, May 29, 2020. Shares fell Friday in Asia after Wall Street’s rally petered out amid worries about flaring U.S.-China tensions. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Stocks erase a loss as worries over China tensions fizzle

May. 29, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

Stocks closed out a solid week on Wall Street Friday with a late-afternoon rebound after worries that President Donald Trump would reignite a costly trade war with China faded. The benchmark S&P 500 index rose 0.5%, recovering from a 1% slide, after Trump outlined several actions in response to a move by...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

May. 29, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

The stock market erased an early drop and ended mixed Friday, capping a strong week and month. Stocks rebounded after President Donald Trump outlined several actions in response to a move by China to exert more control over Hong Kong, but steered clear of upending a trade pact struck with Beijing earlier this...

A man sits on the waterfront of the Victoria Harbor of Hong Kong Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Hong Kong has been living on borrowed time ever since the British made it a colony nearly 180 years ago, and all the more so after Beijing took control in 1997, granting it autonomous status. A national security law approved by China's legislature Thursday is a reminder that the city's special status is in the hands of Communist Party leaders who have spent decades building their own trade and financial centers to take Hong Kong's place. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

US and China clash over Hong Kong laws at closed UN meeting

May. 29, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and United Kingdom clashed with China and Russia over Beijing’s new national security law for Hong Kong during closed Security Council discussions on Friday that reflected increasing U.S.-China tensions. Diplomats said China’s U.N. Ambassador Zhang Jun...

In this Thursday, May 28, 2020, photo, a woman uses a smartphone on a ferry in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has been living on borrowed time ever since the British made it a colony nearly 180 years ago, and all the more so after Beijing took control in 1997, granting it autonomous status. A national security law approved by China's legislature Thursday is a reminder that the city's special status is in the hands of Communist Party leaders who have spent decades building their own trade and financial centers to take Hong Kong's place. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Hong Kong on borrowed time as China pushes for more control

May. 29, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Hong Kong has been living on borrowed time ever since the British made it a colony nearly 180 years ago, and all the more so after Beijing took control in 1997 and granted it autonomous status. China’s passage of a national security law for the city is the latest sign that the...

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

US cuts World Health Organization ties over virus response

May. 29, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. will be terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization, saying it had failed to adequately respond to the coronavirus because China has “total control” over the global organization. He said Chinese officials...

Trump says US to sanction Chinese officials responsible for eroding autonomy of Hong Kong

May. 29, 2020 3:00 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says US to sanction Chinese officials responsible for eroding autonomy of Hong Kong.

UK's Johnson, Trump, discuss potential of G-7 meeting

May. 29, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the possibility Friday of meeting in person at the upcoming G-7 gathering in the United States — a session called into question by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Trump said last week he’s considering...

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, wearing a face mask, leaves at the end of a video press conference following the International Donors' Conference in solidarity with Venezuelan refugees and migrants at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. International donors on Tuesday pledged more than 2.5 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in support for refugees and migrants from Venezuela as the coronavirus pandemic deepens their plight. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)

EU criticizes China over Hong Kong but no action planned

May. 29, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union criticized China on Friday for asserting more control over Hong Kong and suggested the move would have an impact on China-EU relations, but the 27-nation bloc ruled out taking any action against its major trading partner. The criticism came after EU foreign ministers...

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Protest in Hong Kong over China's move to pass security law

May. 29, 2020 8:08 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Dozens of people protested in a mall in Hong Kong on Friday following a vote by China’s ceremonial parliament to approve legislation that could severely restrict opposition political activity and civil society in the Asian financial center. The protesters chanted slogans in the...