Exclusive: EU taps Chinese technology linked to Muslim internment camps in Xinjiang

Two EU institutions are using technology produced by China's Hikvision, a firm that has been accused of providing surveillance equipment to Muslim internment camps in the country's northwest X...

Coronavirus digest: Protests in Italy as Europe locks down

Italian police deployed teargas after demonstrators rallied across the country against nationwide coronavirus resctrictions on Tuesday evening. Members of the neo-fascist political party Forza Nuova ...

China: An unpopular winner in the year of the coronavirus

China has the pandemic under control. But is that also true of the collateral damage it has suffered on the international stage? Beijing faced massive international criticism for its nontransparent co...

Iran's Zarif urges UN to unite against US unilateral actions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister used his speech for the 75th anniversary of the United Nations to accuse the United States of initiating or joining eight wars since 200 that displaced 37...

Japan rejects nuclear ban treaty; survivors to keep pushing

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Monday it will not sign a U.N. treaty that bans nuclear weapons and does not welcome its entry into force next year, rejecting the wishes of atomic bomb survivors in Japan who ...

Taiwan president receives credentials from new Nicaragua ambassador

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) received the credentials of the new Nicaragua Ambassador to the Republic of China (Taiwan), Mirna Mariela Rivera Andino at the Presidential Office on Monday. Tsai welco...

Black contractor braves threats in removing Richmond statues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Devon Henry paced in nervous anticipation, because this was a project like nothing he’d ever done. He wore the usual hard hat — and a bulletproof vest. An accom...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 25, the 299th day of 2020. There are 67 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 25,...

UN: Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into force

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations announced Saturday that 50 countries have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons triggering its entry into force in 90 days, a move hailed by anti-nucle...

The Latest: India's cases pass 7.8M, 3 states hardest hit

NEW DELHI — India has reported 53,370 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the overall tally past 7.8 million. The Health Ministry on Saturday also reported 650 deaths...

UN assembly chief unhappy at NY mayor spurning COVID meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the United Nations General Assembly wasn’t happy that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected a meeting with him to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on...

Cuba says US sanctions have caused nearly $5.6B in losses

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Thursday that the island has lost nearly $5.6 billion in one year as a result of economic sanctions imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump. Cuban Foreign Mini...

Ex-NASCAR driver McClure gets probation in long-delayed case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure pleaded no contest this week to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge and was sentenced to probation, according to a Virginia prosecutor, in a c...

US urges countries to withdraw from UN nuke ban treaty

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is urging countries that have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons to withdraw their support as the pact nears the 50 ratifications needed to trigger i...

Tennessee factory to become GM's 3rd electric vehicle plant

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to spend $2 billion to convert its Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant into a third U.S. site to build future electric vehicles. The Detroit au...