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Editorial Roundup: United States

Aug. 10, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 8 The Wall Street Journal on Trump's Senate nominees: Donald Trump now has the Senate nominees he wanted to win Republican primaries. We’ll soon learn if they can win in November, or...

China's youth face bleak job market as COVID slows economy

Aug. 10, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Liu Qian, job-hunting with a new master's degree, said two employers interviewed her and then said the positions had been eliminated. Others asked her to take lower pay. She is one of 11 million new graduates desperate for work in a bleak job market as anti-virus...

WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

Aug. 10, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The number of coronavirus deaths fell by 9% in the last week while new cases remained relatively stable, according to the latest weekly pandemic report released by the World Health Organization Wednesday. The U.N. health agency said there were more than 14,000...

Recovery underway in South Korea's rain-hit capital area

Aug. 10, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cleanup and recovery efforts accelerated in South Korea’s greater capital region on Wednesday as skies cleared after two days of record-breaking rainfall that unleashed flash floods, damaged thousands of buildings and roads and killed at least 10 people. ...

Seoul dismisses Beijing's concerns over anti-missile system

Aug. 10, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government stressed Wednesday it will make its own decisions in strengthening its defenses against North Korean threats, rejecting Chinese calls that it continue the polices of Seoul’s previous government that refrained from adding more U.S. anti-missile...

Chinese court rejects appeal in high-profile #MeToo case

Aug. 10, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court rejected an appeal Wednesday from a woman seeking an apology and damages in a high-profile case from the country's short-lived #MeToo movement. The court in Beijing ruled after a closed-door hearing that evidence submitted by Zhou Xiaoxuan was...

China appears to wind down threatening wargames near Taiwan

Aug. 10, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday repeated military threats against Taiwan while appearing to wind down wargames near the self-governing island it claims as its own territory that have raised tensions between the two sides to their highest level in years. The message in a lengthy...

Japan PM purges Cabinet after support falls over church ties

Aug. 10, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday in an apparent bid to distance his administration from the conservative Unification Church over its ties to the assassinated leader Shinzo Abe and senior ruling party members. The reshuffle,...

China criticizes US chip law as threat to trade

Aug. 10, 2022 08:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday criticized a U.S. law to encourage processor chip production in the United States and reduce reliance on Asian suppliers as a threat to trade and an attack on Chinese business. The law signed this week by President Joe Biden promises $52 billion in...

'We're back, baby': New bill boosts US climate credibility

Aug. 10, 2022 05:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a moment when hopes dimmed that the United States could become an international leader on climate change, legislation that Congress is poised to approve could rejuvenate the country’s reputation and bolster its efforts to push other nations to reduce greenhouse gas...