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Warhol in Tehran: Iranians flock to American pop art exhibit

Oct. 22, 2021 04:35 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian hard-liners, now back at the helm of the country, may regularly rail against the poisoning of Islamic society by Western culture, but in Tehran, Iranians are flocking to the contemporary art museum to marvel at American pop artist Andy Warhol’s iconic soup...

Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn app in China amid scrutiny

Oct. 14, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

Microsoft is shutting down its main LinkedIn service in China later this year as Beijing tightens its internet rules. The company said in a blog post Thursday it has faced a "significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in...

Taiwan tensions raise fears of US-China conflict in Asia

Oct. 14, 2021 02:55 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — After sending a record number of military aircraft to harass Taiwan over China’s National Day holiday, Beijing has toned down the saber rattling but tensions remain high, with the rhetoric and reasoning behind the exercises unchanged. Experts agree a...

Today in History

Oct. 12, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2021. There are 80 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 12, 2000, 17 sailors were killed in a suicide bomb attack on the destroyer USS Cole...

China's Xi calls for 'peaceful' reunification with Taiwan

Oct. 09, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Saturday that a “peaceful” reunification of Taiwan with China's mainland was in Beijing's interests, despite ratcheted up military threats against the self-governing island. Xi spoke at an official celebration...

China tightens political control of internet giants

Oct. 03, 2021 06:20 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The ruling Communist Party is tightening political control over China’s internet giants and tapping their wealth to pay for its ambitions to reduce reliance on U.S. and European technology. Anti-monopoly and data security crackdowns starting in late...

Today in History

Oct. 01, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2021. There are 91 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire from a room at the Mandalay Bay casino hotel in Las...

China's Xi leads Martyr's Day ceremony amid patriotism drive

Sep. 30, 2021 07:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping paid respects at a solemn commemoration Thursday for those who died in the struggle to establish Communist Party rule, as he leads a national drive to reinforce patriotism and single-party authority. Xi and the six other members...

Under China pressure, Taiwan opposition choses new leader

Sep. 25, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s main opposition Nationalist Party chose former leader Eric Chu as its new chairperson Saturday in an election overshadowed by increasing pressure from neighbor China. Four candidates, including incumbent chair Johnny Chiang, had...

China's Xi, like Biden hours earlier, turns to calm language

Sep. 21, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Choosing calm language as tensions with the United States grow, Chinese leader Xi Jinping reiterated his nation's longtime policy of multilateralism on Tuesday, telling world leaders at the United Nations that disputes among countries “need to be handled through dialogue...