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United Nations General Assembly President-elect Volkan Bozkir gives a joint press conference with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Bozkir arrived in Islamabad on a two-day visit to discuss bilateral, international and regional issues with Pakistani leadership. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

The Latest: UN assembly head warns of pandemic unilateralism

Sep. 15, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The new president of the U.N. General Assembly is warning that unilateralism will only strengthen the COVID-19 pandemic and is calling for a new commitment to global cooperation including on the fair and equitable distribution of vaccines. Turkish diplomat and politician Volkan Bozkir, who...

People wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus shop for vegetables in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. India's coronavirus cases are now the second-highest in the world and only behind the United States. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Asia Today: India adds over 83,000 cases, nears 5 million

Sep. 15, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India confirmed more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing its total caseload to nearly 5 million. The Health Ministry also reported 1,054 new deaths, driving total fatalities up to 80,776. With 4.93 million confirmed cases, India has the second-highest total in the world...

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to reporters' questions during a press conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Lam said Tuesday that the government had not received any information from Taiwan authorities regarding media reports that they are holding five Hong Kong citizens who reportedly were fleeing to Taiwan on a boat.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong: No information on reported detentions in Taiwan

Sep. 15, 2020 7:06 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that Taiwan has not disclosed information about the reported detentions of five Hong Kongers who may have attempted to flee there by boat to escape possible prosecution at home under a tough new national security law. The Hong Kong government...

FILE - In this July 4, 2020, file photo, a woman carries an American flag during a protest outside the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong. The U.S. has issued a new advisory Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, warning against travel to mainland China and Hong Kong, citing the risk of

US issues sweeping new travel warning for China, Hong Kong

Sep. 15, 2020 5:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday issued a sweeping new advisory warning against travel to mainland China and Hong Kong, citing the risk of “arbitrary detention" and “arbitrary enforcement of local laws." The advisory is likely to heighten tensions between the sides that have spiked since...

Relatives of 12 Hong Kong activists detained at sea by Chinese authorities attend a press conference in Hong Kong, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. They called for their family members to be returned to the territory, saying their legal rights were being violated. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

China confirms it detained 12 Hong Kongers at sea last month

Sep. 14, 2020 3:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese authorities have confirmed the criminal detention of 12 Hong Kongers who were allegedly attempting to travel illegally to Taiwan by boat last month, while the foreign ministry in Beijing labeled the group separatists. The 12 people, aged 16 to 33, were under “compulsory...

Relatives of 12 Hong Kong activists detained at sea by Chinese authorities attend a press conference in Hong Kong, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. They called for their family members to be returned to the territory, saying their legal rights were being violated. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Relatives urge China to return 12 detainees to Hong Kong

Sep. 12, 2020 5:51 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Relatives of 12 Hong Kong activists detained at sea by Chinese authorities called Saturday for their family members to be returned to the territory, saying their legal rights were being violated. At an emotional news conference, the group said their relatives should be allowed to meet...

People, sitting on the ground, are arrested by police officers at a downtown street in Hong Kong Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. About 30 people were arrested Sunday at protests against the government's decision to postpone elections for Hong Kong's legislature, police and a news report said. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong police arrest 289 at protests over election delay

Sep. 6, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — About 290 people were arrested Sunday at protests against the government’s decision to postpone elections for Hong Kong’s legislature, police said. The elections were to have taken place Sunday but Chief Executive Carrie Lam on July 31 postponed them for one year. Lam blamed...

In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, photo, police officers take enter the Apple Daily newspaper headquarters as founder Jimmy Lai is arrested by police officers at his home in Hong Kong. Seven human rights experts affiliated with the U.N. raised concerns over Hong Kong's national security law in a letter addressed to Chinese authorities, saying that the law infringed on certain fundamental rights. (Apple Daily via AP)

UN experts raise concerns over Hong Kong security law

Sep. 4, 2020 5:45 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Seven human rights experts affiliated with the U.N. raised concerns over Hong Kong’s new national security law in a letter addressed to Chinese authorities, saying the legislation limits certain fundamental freedoms. The letter, released Friday, said the law raises a “serious...

The makeshift testing site is seen at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Hong Kong began a voluntary mass-testing program for coronavirus Tuesday as part of a strategy to break the chain of transmission in the city's third outbreak of the disease. (Anthony Kwan /Pool Photo via AP)

Hong Kong begins mass testing for virus amid public doubts

Sep. 1, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong tested more than 120,000 people for the coronavirus Tuesday at the start of a mass-testing effort that's become another political flash point in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Volunteers stood in lines at some of the more than 100 testing centers, though many residents...

Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok, right, greets his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, left, at Duivenvoorde Castle in Voorschoten, The Netherlands, on Wednesday Aug. 26, 2020.  China's minister is making a regional tour along different countries to encourage more cooperation between China and Europe.(Koen van Weel/ANP via AP)

Dutch minister discusses rights with Chinese counterpart

Aug. 26, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok raised his concerns about human rights in China and the autonomy of Hong Kong during talks Wednesday with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. Blok said in a statement that their discussions showed that “the Netherlands and China want to...