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G7 rivals China with grand infrastructure plan

The Group of Seven richest democracies sought on Saturday to counter China’s growing influence by offering developing nations an infrastructure plan that could rival President Xi Jinping’s...

G7 to counter China’s belt and road with infrastructure project - senior US official

The Group of Seven rich nations will announce on Saturday a new global infrastructure plan as a response to China’s Belt and Road Intiative, a senior official in U.S. President Joe Biden’s...

Suez accident: Japanese shippers look for new ways to Europe

Japanese transportation companies were already exploring alternative routes between East Asia and the critically important markets of Europe. The ongoing problems following the grounding of a contain...

US intelligence agency details Chinese threat to US, global security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) on Tuesday (April 13) released its annual report detailing international threats to American security. T...

Is China using COVID aid to increase influence in Sri Lanka?

Over the past few months, China has been boosting its vaccine diplomacy efforts, pledging and shipping increasing numbers of COVID vaccines to a number of countries worldwide, particularly in Asia. ...

Duquesne beats Sacred Heart in spring-season debut for both

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ohio transfer Joe Mischler threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score as Duquesne began its spring season with a 30-27 victory over Sacred Heart on Sunday. ...

China executes former top assets banker

Chinese state CCTV media did not state how Lai was executed in the northern city of Tianjin after reportedly being allowed a final encounter with close relatives. Tainjin's Second Intermediate P...

Is the Pakistan-Iran-Turkey rail link economically viable?

Last month, Turkish, Iranian and Pakistani officials agreed to revive the Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad (ITI) rail network, which was launched in 2009. The aim of the project is to enhance communication a...

Head of Chinese bank behind foreign building spree jailed

BEIJING (AP) — The former chairman of the main Chinese state bank behind Beijing's initiative to build railways and ports across dozens of Asian countries has been sentenced to life in prison on corru...

Nepal in political turmoil after PM calls for new elections

Nepal has plunged into a political crisis and renewed instability after President Bidhya Devi Bhandari dissolved parliament on Sunday at the request of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and announced gener...

Seaweed industry stays afloat, seeks growth during pandemic

SACO, Maine (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has been a struggle for much of American seafood, but at least one sector of the industry has found a way to grow during the crisis — the seaweed business. ...

China's carbon neutrality comes up short against dirty Belt and Road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's continuing investments in dirty energy in developing countries runs counter to its promise of reaching carbon neutrality by 2060. The construction of coal-f...

Australia government gains new power to scrap foreign pacts

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian Parliament on Tuesday gave the government power to cancel deals struck with foreign nations by lower levels of government that conflict with the national inte...

Pompeo ties off Asia trip with strategic enticement for Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo concluded a five-nation trip through Asia on Friday (Oct. 30), finishing in Vietnam, where he made strong diplomatic overtures to t...

Celebration after game-winning hit made Rays' Phillips sick

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brett Phillips got so excited in the aftermath of his two-out single in the ninth inning of Game 4, the one that started a wild game-ending play with two errors and two runs fo...