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  • Xi rebukes Japan for brutality in China, Koreas

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The leaders of China and South Korea expressed concern Friday about Japan's recent reinterpretation of its war-renouncing constitution and its re-examination of a past apology for wartime atrocities, a South Korean official said. Japan colonized the Korean Peninsula...

  • Chinese patrol ships arrest 6 Vietnamese fishermen

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Chinese patrol ships arrested six Vietnamese fishermen in waters off China's Hainan Island, officials said Friday, an incident likely to heighten tensions between the nations as they spar over a territorial dispute. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the...

  • China leader snubs North Korea in visit to Seoul

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With a single meeting Thursday, the leaders of China and South Korea simultaneously snubbed North Korea, bolstered their already booming trade relationship and gave the U.S. and Japan a look at Beijing's growing influence south of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. There...

  • China, South Korea agree to boost economic ties

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China and South Korea on Thursday agreed measures that will expand the use of China's tightly controlled currency and boost trade as Xi Jinping made his first presidential visit to the Korean Peninsula. Expectations were high that Xi's summit with South Korea's...

  • America's response to Iraq should begin with approving Keystone XL

    With the lightning advance of ISIS' jihadist army to the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq is falling into chaos. The country's Shiites are mobilizing militias to fight the Sunni terrorists, while the nation faces a good possibility of some sort of Iranian intervention. Regardless of who ultimately...

  • Markets steady as US jobs report looms

    LONDON (AP) — Markets were leaden-footed Wednesday after a strong U.S. private payrolls report, a day ahead of the early publication of official government data. ADP, a payroll processer, said U.S. businesses added 281,000 jobs last month. That was up on the 179,000 recorded in the previous...

  • Messy protest shows rising HK fears about China

    HONG KONG (AP) — In a rare scene of disorder, Hong Kong authorities cleared out hundreds of protesters who blocked part of the city's financial district early Wednesday, a high-profile reflection of rising anxiety over Beijing's tightening grip on the little enclave of incomplete democracy at...

  • N. Korea fires projectiles before Xi's Seoul visit

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday fired two short-range projectiles into waters off its east coast, South Korean officials said, on the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping's talks in Seoul expected to focus on the North's nuclear weapons program. The launches, the third in a...

  • Police arrest 511 after big HK democracy rally

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have arrested more than 500 people holding a sit-in a day after tens of thousands in the former British colony joined a massive march to push for democracy. Anger at mainland China has never been greater after Beijing warned recently it holds the ultimate...

  • Chinese oil pipeline burns, thousands evacuated

    BEIJING (AP) — A leaking oil pipeline caught fire in the northeastern Chinese port city of Dalian, forcing the evacuation of nearly 20,000 residents, a government oil company said Tuesday. The pipeline was damaged by construction work at about 6:30 p.m. on Monday, allowing oil to flow into a...

  • Oil slips on hopes of stabilizing Iraq

    The price of oil declined for the third straight day Monday on signs that the insurgency in Iraq has been slowed and may be turned back. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery fell 37 cents to close at $105.37 a barrel in New York. The contract has fallen for three days in a row and five out...

  • China to re-open embassy in Somalia closed in 1991

    BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it will re-open its embassy in Somalia 23 years after evacuating its diplomats as the East African nation plunged into civil war. The decision came after Somalia established its first government and parliament in 21 years, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei...

  • Corruption crackdown snares former Chinese general

    BEIJING (AP) — A spreading anti-corruption crackdown launched by President Xi Jinping snared its most senior figure yet on Monday when a former top Chinese general was expelled from the ruling Communist Party to face bribery charges. Three other senior officials, including a former deputy...

  • Huge crowds upset with China expected for HK rally

    HONG KONG (AP) — An annual protest march in Hong Kong is expected to draw three times as many people as usual, angered by Beijing's insistence on limiting residents' say in picking the southern Chinese financial hub's next leader. Organizers expect at least 150,000 people to take to the...

  • China importer scraps plan to sell Clinton memoir

    BEIJING (AP) — A book importer in China said Monday it scrapped plans to distribute Hillary Clinton's memoir "Hard Choices," which talks about Chinese censorship and a dissident who took refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, due to sensitive content. Shanghai Book Traders canceled after...



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