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Xi arrives in Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of handover

Jun. 30, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong on Thursday ahead of the 25th anniversary of the British handover and after a two-year transformation bringing the city more tightly under Communist Party control. It is Xi’s first trip outside of mainland China in nearly 2 ½...

Live updates | Britain sends more military aid to Ukraine

Jun. 30, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid: Britain is sending 1 billion pounds' ($1.21 billion) worth of military support to Ukraine, bringing its total military and economic support since the start of the war to 3.8 billion pounds. The...

Russia and China slam NATO after alliance raises alarm

Jun. 30, 2022 03:42 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — NATO was facing rebukes from Moscow and Beijing on Thursday after it declared Russia a “direct threat” and said China posed “serious challenges ” to global stability. The Western military alliance was wrapping up a summit in Madrid, where it issued a stark...

Xi arrives in Hong Kong ahead of 25th anniversary of handover on first trip outside mainland China in nearly 2 1/2 years

Jun. 30, 2022 03:17 AM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Xi arrives in Hong Kong ahead of 25th anniversary of handover on first trip outside mainland China in nearly 2 1/2 years.

Asia stocks mixed after Wall St down, China manufacturing up

Jun. 30, 2022 01:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after the U.S. economy contracted and China reported stronger factory activity. Shanghai and Hong Kong gained, while Tokyo and Seoul declined. Oil prices advanced. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index edged...

China's factory activity improves after Shanghai reopens

Jun. 30, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing activity improved in June after anti-virus controls that shut down Shanghai and other industrial centers were eased, a survey showed Thursday. The monthly purchasing managers’ index released by the national statistics bureau and an industry...

Sri Lanka crisis gives India chance to gain sway vs China

Jun. 30, 2022 01:13 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Sri Lanka's strategic location has attracted outsized interest in the small island nation from regional giants China and India for more than a decade, with Beijing and its free-flowing loans and infrastructure investments widely seen as having gained the upper hand in the quest...

Asia stocks mixed after Wall St down, China manufacturing up

Jun. 29, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after the U.S. economy contracted and China reported stronger factory activity. Shanghai and Hong Kong gained, while Tokyo and Seoul declined. Oil prices advanced. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index edged...

Hong Kong in limbo 25 years after British handover to China

Jun. 29, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — When the British handed Hong Kong to Beijing in 1997, it was promised 50 years of self-government and freedoms of assembly, speech and press that are not allowed on the Communist-ruled Chinese mainland. As the city of 7.4 million people marks 25 years under...

UN keeps peacekeepers in Mali as Russia and China abstain

Jun. 29, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted Wednesday to maintain the U.N. peacekeeping mission in turmoil-wracked Mali, while condemning the West African nation's military rulers for using mercenaries that commit human rights and humanitarian violations. The council also...