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US Congress members meet Taiwan leader amid China anger

Aug. 15, 2022 03:01 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen met Monday with a delegation of U.S. Congress members in a further sign of support among American lawmakers for the self-governing island that China claims as its own territory. Taiwanese media showed the delegation arriving...

Asian shares mixed after China cuts key rate, Japan GDP up

Aug. 15, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday after China's central bank cut a key interest rate and Japan reported its economy picked up momentum in the last quarter. Tokyo and Sydney advanced while Hong Kong, Shanghai and Bangkok fell. U.S. futures edged lower early Monday,...

Japan marks WWII's end, Kishida doesn't mention aggression

Aug. 15, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida renewed Japan's no-war pledge at a somber ceremony Monday as his country marked the 77th anniversary of its World War II defeat, but he did not mention Japanese wartime aggression. In his first address as prime minister since...

China cuts interest rate to shore up sagging economy

Aug. 15, 2022 01:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s central bank trimmed a key interest rate Monday to shore up sagging economic growth at a politically sensitive time when President Xi Jinping is trying to extend his hold on power. The decision suggested Beijing is temporarily setting aside worries over...

Japan economy grows 2.2% in 2Q on revived consumer spending

Aug. 15, 2022 01:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy grew at an annual rate of 2.2% in the April-June quarter, the government said Monday, as consumer spending rebounded with the gradual lifting of pandemic precautions. After keeping its borders closed to most travelers throughout the pandemic, Japan...

US women's hockey coach Wroblewski sidelined by COVID-19

Aug. 14, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The United States women’s national hockey team, which will feature 18 returning Olympians, took the ice for the first time Sunday to prepare for the world championships without new coach John Wroblewski, who tested positive for COVID-19. Wroblewski tested...

'China threat' emerges in elections from UK to Australia

Aug. 14, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It's not just the economy. While inflation and recession fears weigh heavily on the minds of voters, another issue is popping up in political campaigns from the U.K. and Australia to the U.S. and beyond: the “China threat." The two finalists vying to become...

More US lawmakers visit Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi trip

Aug. 14, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A delegation of American lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, just 12 days after a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that prompted an angry China to launch days of threatening military drills around the self-governing island that Beijing says must come under its...

US lawmakers visiting Taiwan 12 days after Nancy Pelosi visit that angered China, which responded with military drills

Aug. 14, 2022 07:36 AM EDT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — US lawmakers visiting Taiwan 12 days after Nancy Pelosi visit that angered China, which responded with military drills.

River torrent kills 7 in China amid widespread heavy rains

Aug. 14, 2022 01:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Seven people were killed by a torrent of water that came rushing down a river in a popular recreational spot following mountain rains in southwestern China, authorities said Sunday. Workers and volunteers mobilized to urge people to leave the area after receiving an...