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  • China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King

    BEIJING (AP) — A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets. Chinese authorities expanded...

  • China's typhoon toll rises to 46 dead, 25 missing

    BEIJING (AP) — The death toll from the strongest typhoon to slam into China's south in decades has risen to 46, with 25 other people still missing, the government said Tuesday. The Civil Affairs Ministry said Typhoon Rammasun caused floods, hail showers and mudslides since it made landfall...

  • Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam; China deaths up to 33

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A typhoon that barreled into northern Vietnam killed at least 11 people and left several missing, state media said, while in China the death toll from the strongest storm to strike the country's south in four decades rose to 33. Typhoon Rammasun made landfall in Vietnam...

  • Strongest storm in decades in south China kills 18

    BEIJING (AP) — The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed 18 people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes, the government and state media said Sunday, while in the Philippines the death toll from the storm's earlier destruction rose to 94. Typhoon Rammasun...

  • Strongest storm in decades kills 17 in south China

    BEIJING (AP) — The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed 17 people after claiming at least 94 lives in the Philippines, officials said Sunday. Typhoon Rammasun killed nine people and left five missing after hitting Hainan island on Friday off China's southern...

  • Patriot missile interceptor system is a key to international security for the U.S.

    For the past month, the world’s attention has been divided. We watched the World Cup with passion and excitement, even as we were buffeted by global crises in Iraq, Nigeria, the Korean Peninsula and Eastern Europe. In the opening round of the World Cup, a well-played, deep ball resulted in...

  • Powerful typhoon hits southern Chinese island

    BEIJING (AP) — A powerful typhoon killed one person and damaged several houses on the southern Chinese island of Hainan on Friday after claiming 54 lives in the Philippines. Typhoon Rammasun made landfall on Hainan southwest of Hong Kong at about 3:30 p.m. (0730 GMT) with winds as strong as...

  • China, Russia leaders seek South American inroads

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It's enough to make an aging U.S. Cold Warrior shudder. During overlapping visits to Latin America, the leaders of China and Russia have been welcomed with open arms by governments that are among the most hostile to Washington, including Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela....

  • 5 places where Obama hasn't improved the 'tranquility of the global community'

    President Obama's actions have "substantially improved the tranquility of the global community," press secretary Josh Earnest says. Here are five places where it's not so.

  • Oil price rises on inventory draw, China growth

    Oil prices rose Wednesday on a large drain in U.S. oil inventories and a slight improvement in economic growth in China. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery rose $1.24 to close at $101.20 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Tuesday, the Nymex contract dipped below $100 per...

  • China moves oil rig out of waters Vietnam claims

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — China on Wednesday moved an oil rig out of waters claimed by Hanoi after two months of drilling that triggered a near-breakdown in ties between the neighbors and led to deadly protests in Vietnam. Withdrawing the rig from near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea...

  • China growth pickup reassuring but no game changer

    A pickup in China's growth has fortified confidence the world's second-biggest economy is stabilizing as the past decade's explosive growth decelerates to the 7 percent range. China's economic transformation since the 1980s has relied heavily on industrial investment and exports but those...

  • Jailed Chinese pastor's family escapes to US

    BEIJING (AP) — Three members of an imprisoned pastor's family have sneaked out of China to the U.S. with the help of activists after complaining about an extended campaign of harassment by Chinese authorities, a Christian rights group said Tuesday. Zhang Shaojie's daughter, son-in-law and...

  • China's state TV targeted in anti-corruption drive

    BEIJING (AP) — For months, Chinese state television has publicized a steady drumbeat of accusations of bribery and other abuses by a string of officials. Now, the state-run broadcaster faces allegations of graft in its own ranks. Since late May, at least six people at China Central...

  • Hong Kong asks Beijing for greater democracy

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's government formally asked Beijing on Tuesday for legal changes that will ultimately let residents of the southern Chinese city elect their leader for the first time, but downplayed calls for the public to nominate candidates free of China's vetting. The former...



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