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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...

UN welcomes Gulf of Guinea piracy drop, but sees new threat

Nov. 22, 2022 18:27 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior United Nations official on Tuesday welcomed a substantial decrease in piracy incidents this year in the Gulf of Guinea, the world’s top hot spot for such attacks, but warned that pirate groups may be moving into more lucrative maritime crimes. ...

Polish leader briefs Russian pranksters posing as Macron

Nov. 22, 2022 11:06 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russian comedians pretending to be the French president tricked the Polish president, Andrzej Duda, into giving them sensitive information after a missile exploded in eastern Poland last week. Duda’s office confirmed on Tuesday that he was put through last...

Kim's sister warns US of 'a more fatal security crisis'

Nov. 22, 2022 09:03 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned the United States on Tuesday that it would face “a more fatal security crisis" as Washington pushes for U.N. condemnation of the North’s recent intercontinental ballistic missile test. ...

US, allies clash with Russia, China over North Korea tests

Nov. 21, 2022 19:35 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and its allies on Monday strongly condemned North Korea’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test and called for action to limit its nuclear and missile programs, but Russia and China opposed any new pressure and sanctions on Pyongyang. ...

North Korea calls UN's Guterres 'puppet of US' after launch

Nov. 21, 2022 11:50 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s foreign minister called U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “a puppet of the United States” as she slammed the U.N. chief for joining U.S.-led condemnation of the North's recent intercontinental ballistic missile test. U.N....

North Korea test-fires ICBM with range to strike entire US

Nov. 18, 2022 18:23 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed near Japanese waters Friday in its second major weapons test this month that showed a potential ability to launch nuclear strikes on all of the U.S. mainland. While it's unclear whether...

EU shakes up climate talks with surprise disaster fund offer

Nov. 17, 2022 17:39 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Climate talks appeared stalled late night Thursday on major issues going into the final day, but possibilities for a deal were buoyed by an unexpected proposal by the European Union on two of the thorniest issues, tying compensation for climate disasters to tougher...

Confusion, finger-pointing, opposing views at Egypt's COP27

Nov. 17, 2022 17:34 PM EST

SHARM el-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — A day before UN climate talks were supposed to wrap up, negotiators appeared to be far apart on all the major issues being discussed. Will countries get behind a proposal to phase down all fossil fuels? Will the demands of developing nations that rich...

Russia-Ukraine grain deal extended in win for food prices

Nov. 17, 2022 17:04 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A wartime agreement that unblocked grain shipments from Ukraine and helped temper rising global food prices will be extended by four months, the United Nations and other parties to the deal said Thursday, preventing a price shock to some of the world’s most vulnerable...