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North Korea's Kim will go into Putin summit needing a win

Apr. 23, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with President Donald Trump. But it's not entirely clear how much Putin...

Meeting with North Korean leader gives Putin more leverage

Apr. 23, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — For Russian President Vladimir Putin, a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offers a chance to raise Moscow's clout in the region and gain more leverage with Washington. While Russia's ability to influence Kim's position is limited compared to that of China, a dialogue with Kim could...

White House announces more trade talks with China

Apr. 23, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a U.S. delegation will travel to Beijing next week to continue trade negotiations, and a Chinese delegation will return to Washington for additional talks starting May 8. President Donald Trump has slapped tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports in a dispute over...

North Korea's Kim will go into Putin summit needing a win

Apr. 23, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with President Donald Trump. But it's not entirely clear how much Putin...

China's Xi urges closer naval ties amid regional tensions

Apr. 23, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

QINGDAO, China (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping urged closer ties among the world's navies on Tuesday, amid tensions over China's rapid expansion of its naval forces and forceful assertions of territorial claims in the South China Sea. Xi's remarks came in an address to foreign naval officers attending...

China lashes out at US over Iran oil sanctions move

Apr. 23, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing on Tuesday again lashed out at a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil, calling it a violation of China's interests that will intensify turmoil in the Middle East and international energy markets. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the U.S. is...

Surveillance clips show Chinese billionaire with accuser

Apr. 22, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for JD.com founder Richard Liu said Monday that surveillance video showing the Chinese businessman in an elevator and walking arm-in-arm with a woman who has accused him of rape provides a different account of what happened that night. Two edited videos of Liu and his accuser...

China criticizes US effort to reduce Iran oil sales

Apr. 22, 2019 6:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China, one of Iran's biggest oil export markets, on Monday criticized Washington's decision to tell Beijing and other governments to stop buying crude from Tehran or face sanctions. China opposes Washington's "unilateral sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction," said a foreign ministry...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Apr. 22, 2019 1:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

Alibaba head's remarks spark debate over China working hours

Apr. 19, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese e-commerce tycoon Jack Ma has long been an example of how the power of big dreams, strong leadership and sheer elbow grease can create massive fortunes in China's go-go economy. Yet, recent remarks by the head of Chinese online business giant Alibaba that young people should be...