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US-French spat seems to simmer down after Biden-Macron call

US-French spat seems to simmer down after Biden-Macron call The most significant rift in decades between the United States and France seems on the mend after French President Emmanuel Macron and President Joe Biden got on the phone to smooth things over By SYLVIE CORBET Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 8:54 PM• 5 min readShare to …

Lithuanian agency warns against use of Chinese-made phones

Lithuanian agency warns against use of Chinese-made phones Lithuanian cybersecurity authorities are urging the country’s governmental agencies to abandon the use of Chinese smartphone brands By LIUDAS DAPKUS Associated Press WriterSeptember 22, 2021, 4:19 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Thursday, May 16, 2019 file photo, …

EXPLAINER: Chinese builder’s debt struggle rattles investors

EXPLAINER: Chinese builder’s debt struggle rattles investors Global investors are watching nervously as one of China’s biggest real estate developers struggles to avoid defaulting on tens of billions of dollars of debt By JOE McDONALD AP Business WriterSeptember 21, 2021, 8:15 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In …

Defense official defends French submarine-making capability

Defense official defends French submarine-making capability France’s Defense Ministry has used Twitter to offer a robust defense of the country’s submarine-making capabilities and to criticize Australia’s decision to choose the United States as a partner in a major defense deal ByThe Associated PressSeptember 21, 2021, 5:08 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

UK’s Johnson to urge climate action over 4-day trip to US

UK’s Johnson to urge climate action over 4-day trip to US British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is travelling to the United States with senior Cabinet officials to urge world leaders attending the U.N. General Assembly to take urgent action on climate change ahead of this fall’s COP26 climate summit in Scotland By SYLVIA HUI Associated …

Australia says France knew of ‘grave’ submarine concerns

Australia says France knew of ‘grave’ submarine concerns Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says France would have known Australia had “deep and grave concerns” that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australia’s needs By ROD McGUIRK Associated PressSeptember 19, 2021, 2:06 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Australia: France’s recall of ambassador over subs regretful

French minister decries ‘duplicity’ in U.S. submarine deal France’s foreign minister has denounced what he called the “duplicity, disdain and lies” surrounding the sudden rupture of France’s lucrative contract to make submarines for Australia in favor of a U.S. deal By ROD McGUIRK and ELAINE GANLEY Associated PressSeptember 18, 2021, 8:07 PM• 5 min readShare …

China, pandemic, energy top Japan’s leadership race debate

China, pandemic, energy top Japan’s leadership race debate Four candidates vying to lead Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party _ and replacing outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga _ have held their first main debate By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressSeptember 18, 2021, 12:46 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressCandidates for the …

UN: More pledges needed to avoid ‘catastrophic’ climate path

UN: More pledges needed to avoid ‘catastrophic’ climate path The head of the United Nations says a new report shows the world is on a “catastrophic pathway” toward a hotter future unless governments make more ambitious pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions By FRANK JORDANS Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 6:25 PM• 4 min readShare to …

UN: Climate pledges put world on ‘catastrophic pathway’

UN: Climate pledges put world on ‘catastrophic pathway’ The head of the United Nations says cuts in greenhouse gas emissions so far pledged by governments put the world on a “catastrophic pathway” toward a hotter future By FRANK JORDANS Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 3:39 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

The Latest: Dutch foreign minister resigns over Afghanistan

The Latest: Dutch foreign minister resigns over Afghanistan The Dutch foreign minister has resigned after the lower house of parliament passed a motion of censure against the government over its handling of evacuations from Afghanistan amid the Taliban takeover of the country By The Associated Press September 16, 2021, 6:37 PM• 4 min readShare to …

The Latest: Taliban order Afghan squatters in Kandahar out

The Latest: Taliban order Afghan squatters in Kandahar out Impoverished Afghans living in a long-abandoned military compound in the southern city of Kandahar say they’re devastated by the Taliban order to expel them from their homes so that Taliban fighters can move in By The Associated Press September 15, 2021, 7:36 PM• 7 min readShare …

Chinese ambassador to UK barred from Parliament

Chinese ambassador to UK barred from Parliament China’s ambassador to Britain has been barred from Parliament and told he could not enter the building for a talk he was scheduled to give on Wednesday ByThe Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 6:48 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — China’s ambassador to …

Cuban scientists say no evidence of attacks on diplomats

Cuban scientists say no evidence of attacks on diplomats Cuba has issued its most detailed report to date by local scientists criticizing allegations that U.S. and Canadian diplomats were subject to mysterious attacks while posted on the island By ANDREA RODRÍGUEZ Associated PressSeptember 13, 2021, 6:58 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

India, Australia call for global action in Afghanistan

India, Australia call for global action in Afghanistan Top ministers from India and Australia have called for international anti-terror efforts in Afghanistan, bolstering mutual security ties and blunting China’s growing regional assertiveness By ASHOK SHARMA Associated PressSeptember 11, 2021, 1:27 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article1:40 Taliban returns to power in …

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon drops for the 2nd month

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon drops for the 2nd month Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon dropped for the second consecutive month in August compared to the same period in 2020 By MARCELO SILVA DE SOUSA Associated PressSeptember 10, 2021, 6:11 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RIO DE JANEIRO — Deforestation in …

South Africa vaccinates some kids in test of Chinese vaccine

South Africa jabs 2,000 children in test of Chinese vaccine South Africa has started vaccinating some children and adolescents as part of the global Phase 3 clinical trials of China’s Sinovac Biotech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged between 6 months and 17 years By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME Associated PressSeptember 10, 2021, 3:51 PM• 2 min readShare …

Japan vaccine minister seeks to be next prime minister

Japan vaccine minister seeks to be next prime minister Japan’s outspoken vaccinations minister, Taro Kono, has announced that he is running to become the head of the governing party, who usually is chosen prime minister, and pledged to be reform-minded and gets things done By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associatd PressSeptember 10, 2021, 2:52 PM• 4 min …

Europe’s central bank eases support, but it’s not a taper

Europe’s central bank eases support, but it’s not a taper The European Central Bank says it is dialing back some of its massive emergency pandemic support for the economy By BY DAVID McHUGH AP Business WriterSeptember 9, 2021, 3:13 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article FRANKFURT, Germany — The European Central …

UK carrier commander: Japan visit underscores partnership

UK carrier commander: Japan visit underscores partnership The commander of the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth’ says the first port call in Japan by his strike group underscores Britain’s commitment to strengthening its military partnership with Japan By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressSeptember 7, 2021, 3:08 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Hong Kong activists slam government for foreign agent label

Hong Kong activists slam government for foreign agent label A pro-democracy group says the Hong Kong government is arbitrarily labeling it a foreign agent, making it subject to prosecution under a tough national security law ByThe Associated PressSeptember 7, 2021, 2:44 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressChow Han Tung, …

Wiggling twin panda cubs are born at the Madrid Zoo

Wiggling twin panda cubs are born at the Madrid Zoo Madrid’s panda family has grown with the birth of twin cubs ByThe Associated PressSeptember 6, 2021, 4:06 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MADRID — Madrid’s panda family grew Monday with the birth of twin cubs, a boost to the popular …

German ambassador to China, ex-Merkel adviser, dies at 54

German ambassador to China, ex-Merkel adviser, dies at 54 The German Foreign Ministry says the country’s new ambassador to China, who was previously a senior adviser to Chancellor Angela Merkel, has died at age 54 ByThe Associated PressSeptember 6, 2021, 3:47 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In …

NATO chief urges China to join nuclear arms control talks

NATO chief urges China to join nuclear arms control talks NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is urging China to join international efforts to limit the spread of nuclear weapons amid concerns that the country is rapidly developing missiles capable of carrying atomic warheads ByThe Associated PressSeptember 6, 2021, 3:12 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

UK aircraft carrier visits Japan for drill amid China worry

UK aircraft carrier visits Japan for drill amid China worry Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi has welcomed the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth as it makes its first Japanese port call By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressSeptember 6, 2021, 12:36 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressJapan Defense Minister Nobuo …

Group behind Hong Kong’s Tiananmen vigil denies foreign ties

Group behind Hong Kong’s Tiananmen vigil denies foreign ties The group behind the annual Tiananmen Square memorial vigil in Hong Kong says it will not cooperate with a national security investigation into the group’s activities By HUIZHONG WU and KATIE TAM Associated PressSeptember 5, 2021, 10:18 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Lithuania recalls Beijing ambassador over China-Taiwan spat

Lithuania recalls Beijing ambassador over China-Taiwan spat Lithuania has recalled its ambassador to China after the Baltic country’s decision in July to allow self-governing Taiwan to open an office in its capital under its own name ByThe Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 1:01 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – …

Xi says China will set up 3rd stock exchange in Beijing

Xi says China will set up 3rd stock exchange in Beijing President Xi Jinping says China will set up its third stock exchange to serve private companies in the capital, Beijing ByThe Associated PressSeptember 2, 2021, 2:58 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressSecurity personnel holding the Communist Party and …

ANALYSIS: China extends control with online gaming crackdown

ANALYSIS: China extends control with online gaming crackdown Hugely popular online games and celebrity culture are the latest targets in the ruling Communist Party’s campaign to encourage China’s public to align with its political and economic vision By JOE McDONALD and ZEN SOO AP Business WritersAugust 31, 2021, 11:43 AM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Zimbabwe opens COVID-19 vaccines to those aged 14 and older

Zimbabwe opens COVID-19 vaccines to those aged 14 and older Zimbabwe is opening COVID-19 vaccinations to those aged 14 and older and is only permitting fully vaccinated people to eat in restaurants, to encourage more people to get shots, as a devastating wave of the disease recedes By FARAI MUTSAKA Associated PressAugust 26, 2021, 6:24 …