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The US warns of a Chinese global disinformation campaign that could undermine peace and stability

Oct. 04, 2023 06:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the world, China’s Xinjiang region is notorious, a place where ethnic Uyghurs face forced labor and arbitrary detention. But a group of visiting foreign journalists was left with a decidedly different impression. On a tour in late September sponsored...

Suspect in Bangkok mall shooting that killed 2 used a modified blank-firing handgun, police say

Oct. 04, 2023 06:34 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The teenage boy who allegedly shot two people dead and wounded five others inside a major shopping mall in the center of Thailand's capital used a blank-firing handgun that had been modified to fire real bullets, police said Wednesday. The suspect was taken into...

3 Filipino fishermen die in South China Sea after their boat is hit by a passing commercial vessel

Oct. 04, 2023 04:38 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Three Filipino fishermen died in the disputed South China Sea after their boat was accidentally hit by a passing commercial vessel, the Philippine coast guard said Wednesday. The fishermen’s boat, F/B Dearyn, was moored in a fishing area in the high...

Taiwan indicts 2 communist party members accused of colluding with China to influence elections

Oct. 04, 2023 02:13 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Prosecutors in Taiwan have indicted two leaders of the island’s tiny Taiwan People’s Communist Party on accusations they colluded with China in an effort to influence next year’s elections for president and members of the legislative assembly. Party...

Pence calls Trump's attacks on Milley 'utterly inexcusable' at AP-Georgetown foreign policy forum

Oct. 03, 2023 21:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday criticized his former boss-turned-rival, Donald Trump, for calling retired Gen. Mark Milley, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a traitor over phone calls he made to China in the final stormy months of their...

Japan edges rival China to win men's world gymnastics title while US claims first medal since 2014

Oct. 03, 2023 19:40 PM EDT

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Japan is back on top in men's gymnastics. The five-man group led by reigning world and Olympic champion Daiki Hashimoto edged rival China in the team finals at the 2023 world championships on Tuesday to earn Japan's first major international gold medal since...

US announces sweeping action against Chinese fentanyl supply chain producers

Oct. 03, 2023 18:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration took aim Tuesday at the fentanyl trafficking threat, announcing a series of indictments and sanctions against Chinese companies and executives blamed for importing the chemicals used to make the deadly drug. Officials described the...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Oct. 03, 2023 15:23 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 2 The Washington Post on Donald Trump and the 14th Amendment If a constitutional provision disqualifying Donald Trump from the presidency sounds too good to be true, that’s because...

Schumer to lead a bipartisan delegation of senators to China, South Korea and Japan next week

Oct. 03, 2023 13:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is leading a bipartisan congressional delegation to China next week, traveling to the country amid heightened tensions and after several members of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet visited over the summer. Schumer, along with...

EU announces plans to better protect its sensitive technologies from foreign snooping

Oct. 03, 2023 12:05 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union announced plans on Tuesday to better protect its cutting-edge technologies from foreign snooping that might threaten its economy and security in the wake of repeated warnings that the bloc needs to “de-risk” its relations with China. ...