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Crypto comes to Washington. Will the millions buy influence?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Erin Houchin braced for the worst when a mysterious, well-financed group started buying television ads last month in her highly competitive southern Indiana congressional race. ...

Crypto comes to Washington. Will the millions buy influence?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Erin Houchin braced for the worst when a mysterious group started buying television ads last month in her highly competitive southern Indiana congressional race. Ho...

Catholic cardinal, others arrested on Hong Kong security law

HONG KONG (AP) — A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national secu...

Bolivia's Arce warns may not attend Summit of the Americas

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's President Luis Arce says he may not go to the Summit of the Americas if some countries from the region are not invited, joining Mexico's leader in objecting to suggest...

EXPLAINER: What comes next with John Lee leading Hong Kong?

HONG KONG (AP) — There was little doubt about John Lee's election as Hong Kong's next leader. The city's former security chief received more than 99% of the vote from a committee st...

Live updates | UN chief 'appalled' at reported school attack

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief says he is “appalled” at the reported attack on a school in the Ukrainian town of Bilohorivka, where many people were apparently seeking shelter from fightin...

G-7 leaders mark VE Day stressing unity, support for Ukraine

LONDON (AP) — Leaders from the Group of Seven developed democracies pledged Sunday to phasing out or banning the import of Russian oil, as they met with Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, for o...

Business Highlights: April's jobs report, stock market skid

___ US added 428,000 jobs in April despite surging inflation WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers added 428,000 jobs in April, extending a streak of solid hiring t...

U.S. sanctions North Korean cryptocurrency mixing firm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. announced Friday it is sanctioning North Korean digital currency mixing firm Blender.io, which the country allegedly uses to launder stolen virtual currency and support cybe...

US sanctions on China's HikVision will hit over 180 countries, including Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is preparing to place sanctions on the world's largest surveillance equipment maker, Hikvision, in a move that would impact more than 180 countries that use t...

Mexican officials force airlines to use new, distant airport

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Transportation officials in Mexico said Wednesday they will effectively force airlines to use a new, more distant airport that was one of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s pet...

Venezuela's Maduro, others meet with Iran oil minister

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolás Maduro and other high-ranking Venezuelan officials have met with the oil minister of Iran to discuss cooperation in energy matters and efforts to defeat eco...

EXPLAINER: What's the latest in Russia's dance with default?

Russia appeared to dodge default on its foreign debt by dipping into its scarce dollar reserves. But Moscow's debt drama is far from over. Russia's finance ministry abandoned its pr...

Iran gets opportunity to sell auto parts to Russian carmaker

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A member of Iran’s syndicate of car parts manufacturers says Iranian producers have an opportunity to export their wares to a Russian carmaker, state media reported. ...

China discusses how to protect assets from US sanctions if it attacks Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China held an emergency gathering with domestic and foreign banks to see how they could protect Beijing’s overseas assets from US-led sanctions in the event it carri...