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11 dead and dozens missing after a highway bridge in China crumbles in flooding and heavy storms

Jul. 20, 2024 04:49 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese authorities say at least 11 people have died and 30 are missing in the partial collapse of a highway bridge in the northwest of the country following heavy storms and flooding. A similar number are missing in the southwest after dozens of houses were destroyed by...

What to know about Malaysia's coronation of its king, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar

Jul. 20, 2024 03:26 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's billionaire king Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar was installed on Saturday, six months after he was sworn in for a five-year term under a unique rotating monarchy system. The coronation at the national palace formalized the sultan's role as...

Governor of eastern Congo's gold-rich province bans mining activities to 'restore order'

Jul. 19, 2024 14:22 PM EDT

The governor of the South Kivu province in eastern Congo on Friday ordered the suspension of all mining activities to “restore order” in the mineral-rich region, which is plagued by violence from armed groups. Mining activities are suspended until further notice because of “the...

Japanese and Taiwanese coast guards hold joint search and rescue drill off Japan's eastern coast

Jul. 19, 2024 06:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese and Taiwanese coast guards conducted what is believed to be their first joint drill off Japan's eastern coast, officials said Friday, a move seen as an effort to expand maritime cooperation amid concern about China's increasingly assertive activity in regional seas. ...

Some GOP voters welcome Trump's somewhat softened tone at Republican National Convention

Jul. 19, 2024 02:01 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — For those conservative voters long turned off by former President Donald Trump's rhetoric, his somewhat softened tone in accepting the Republican nomination Thursday night was a welcome relief. “He's much improved,” said Dave Struthers, a 57-year-old farmer...

Stock market today: Asian shares sink, weighed down by Wall St tech retreat, China policy questions

Jul. 19, 2024 00:57 AM EDT

Asian shares retreated Friday after a broad washout across Wall Street dragged U.S. stocks lower, and Hong Kong’s benchmark fell more than 2% as investors remained wary over China’s plans for helping its ailing property sector. U.S. futures rose while oil prices declined. ...

Pacific island leaders agree to enhance Japan's role in the region amid growing China influence

Jul. 19, 2024 00:33 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Leaders of 18 Pacific island nations and areas agreed to an enhanced role of Japan in the region's development while opposing any attempted coercive activity, in a joint declaration adopted at their summit Thursday, as Tokyo seeks greater engagement to counter China's influence. ...

The winner in China's panda diplomacy: the pandas themselves

Jul. 18, 2024 23:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China's panda diplomacy may have one true winner: the pandas themselves. Decades after Beijing began working with zoos in the U.S. and Europe to protect the species, the number of giant pandas in the wild has risen to 1,900, up from about 1,100 in the 1980s, and...

Hungary's Orbán releases letter to EU leaders detailing his maligned Ukraine 'peace mission'

Jul. 18, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Thursday released a letter he addressed to the heads of European Union countries where he presented his impressions from a recent series of visits with some of the bloc's biggest adversaries that angered many of his allies. ...

Stock market today: Asian shares mostly fall as dive for Big Tech stocks hits Wall St rally

Jul. 18, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday, with Tokyo’s benchmark dipping more than 2%, after Wall Street’s record-breaking rally slammed into a wall of worries over potentially worsening trade tensions with China. By early afternoon, Japan's Nikkei 225 index was...