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China announces resumption of visas for Japanese

Jan. 29, 2023 04:54 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — China announced it was resuming issuing visas for Japanese travelers beginning Sunday, ending its nearly three-week suspension in an apparent protest of Tokyo's tougher COVID-19 entry requirements for tourists from China. The decision was announced in a statement...

Today in History: JAN 28, Space Shuttle Challenger explodes

Jan. 28, 2023 00:12 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2023. There are 337 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 28, 1973, a cease-fire officially went into effect in the Vietnam War, a day after the signing of the Paris...

House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpile

Jan. 27, 2023 14:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this month, House Republicans have advanced a measure to restrict presidential use of the nation’s emergency oil stockpile — a proposal that has already drawn a White House veto threat. A GOP bill approved Friday would require the...

Hong Kong protests Biden extension of deportation protection

Jan. 27, 2023 06:30 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong has protested President Joe Biden’s two-year extension of a program that protects residents of the semi-autonomous Chinese city living in the U.S. from deportation, accusing Washington of “demonstrating sinister intentions and hegemonic bullying.” ...

South Korea extends restrictions on travelers from China

Jan. 27, 2023 04:30 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it will continue to restrict the entry of short-term travelers from China through the end of February over concerns that the spread of COVID-19 in that country may worsen following the Lunar New Year’s holidays. South Korea in early...

Biden extends deportation protection for Hong Kong residents

Jan. 26, 2023 21:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed off on a two-year extension of a program that protects Hong Kong residents in the U.S. from deportation, renewing the protection until January 2025. Biden first authorized the program, the Deferred Enforced Departure for...

Suspect in Half Moon Bay farm killings faces 7 murder counts

Jan. 26, 2023 06:54 AM EST

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A farmworker accused of killing seven people in back-to-back shootings at two Northern California mushroom farms was charged Wednesday with seven counts of murder and one of attempted murder. Chunli Zhao, 66, was set to make his first court appearance...

Shallow 5.5 quake sets off rockslides in southwest China

Jan. 26, 2023 00:02 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers were headed to the site of a magnitude 5.5 earthquake Thursday in a region of southwestern China at the base of the Tibetan plateau that is prone to deadly quakes. Roads into the area have been blocked by rockslides, although there have been no reported...

UN forecasts fall in global economic growth to 1.9% in 2023

Jan. 25, 2023 23:13 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations forecast Wednesday that global economic growth will fall significantly to 1.9% this year as a result of the food and energy crisis sparked by the war in Ukraine, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, persistently high inflation and the climate emergency. ...

Tesla says its 4Q profit rose 59%, expects strong demand

Jan. 25, 2023 20:28 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla on Wednesday posted record net income in the fourth quarter of last year, and the company predicted that additional software-related profits will keep its margins higher than any other automaker. The Austin, Texas, maker of electric vehicles and solar panels...