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Today in History: December 8, U.S. enters World War II

Dec. 08, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2022. There are 23 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Dec. 07, 2022 07:11 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Dec. 5 The Washington Post on microchips, the U.S. and the future When President Biden visits a microchip factory under construction in Arizona, it might look like a political victory lap:...

EU takes China to WTO over Lithuania trade dispute

Dec. 07, 2022 06:37 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union announced Wednesday that it has begun legal action at the World Trade Organization against China over what it says are import restrictions Beijing has imposed on Lithuania. The European Commission estimates that China cut trade from the EU member...

US approves $425 million in arms sales to Taiwan

Dec. 06, 2022 22:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday signed off on two new significant arms sales to Taiwan in approvals that are sure to rankle China. The State Department said it had okayed sales worth more than $425 million of spare aircraft parts to support Taiwan's fleet of...

China blasts US report, reiterates 'no 1st use' nuke policy

Dec. 06, 2022 04:43 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China strictly adheres to its policy of no first use of nuclear weapons “at any time and under any circumstances," its Defense Ministry said Tuesday in a scathing response to a U.S. report alleging a major buildup in Beijing's nuclear capabilities. The Pentagon...

China's Xi urges Ukraine talks in meeting with EU's Michel

Dec. 01, 2022 08:50 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged negotiations on a political solution to the Ukraine conflict in talks with visiting European Council President Charles Michel in Beijing Thursday, state broadcaster CCTV said. Xi was quoted as saying that “solving the Ukrainian...

Jiang Zemin, who guided China's economic rise, dies

Nov. 30, 2022 14:13 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Jiang Zemin, who led China out of isolation after the army crushed the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests in 1989 and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth, died Wednesday. He was 96. Jiang, who was president for a decade until 2003...

China to increase nuclear warheads to 1,500, Pentagon warns

Nov. 29, 2022 12:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — China is expanding its nuclear force and is on pace to nearly quadruple the number of warheads it has by 2035, rapidly closing its gap with the United States, the Pentagon said in a report released Tuesday. The report builds on the military’s warning last year...

Team of UK lawmakers visits Taiwan amid strained China ties

Nov. 29, 2022 10:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A group of British lawmakers began a visit to Taiwan on Tuesday and were scheduled to meet with President Tsai Ing-Wen and other politicians after British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared that the “golden era” of U.K.-China relations was over. The visit by...

Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election loss

Nov. 26, 2022 10:22 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses on Saturday in which voters chose the opposition Nationalist party in several major races across the self-ruled island. Concerns about...