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Griner seen by US consulate in Russian detention facility

The U.S. State Department said Wednesday that a U.S. Embassy official has visited with WNBA star Brittney Griner, who remains detained near Moscow, to check on her condition. State D...

Iran claims missile barrage near US consulate in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran has claimed responsibility for a missile barrage that struck early Sunday near a sprawling U.S. consulate complex in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, saying it was retaliation for...

US Consulate warns Los Cabos hospital preys on Americans

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. government is warning Americans to avoid a hospital at a Mexican beach destination, following years of complaints that the facility preyed on Americans by overcharging, bul...

Hong Kong sentences youngest person yet under national security law

Tony Chung, a 20-year-old former leader of Hong Kong pro-independence youth group Student Localism, was sentenced Tuesday to 43 months in jail on charges of secession and money laundering. "He a...

Stranded by COVID, Indians travel to US via third countries

Aarthi, a US work visa holder, was in India when the US government declared a flight ban on May 4 due to rising cases of the delta coronavirus variant. Since then, the US has only allowed entry from ...

Japan hit by tsunami waves after magnitude 7.2 earthquake

Authorities issued a tsunami warning for Japan on Saturday after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Miyagi prefecture. The first tsunami waves of up to 1 meter (3.2 feet) hit land sho...

China 'releases' Tibet language advocate Tashi Wangchuk

PEN America said Friday it was "overjoyed" that its lobbying for Tashi Wangchuk's release had borne fruit. However, a lawyer for the Tibetan language advocate said it was unclear whether...

Man detained for throwing snowballs at Berlin US consulate

BERLIN (AP) — A 26-year-old was detained in Berlin — twice — after throwing snowballs and other projectiles at the American consulate and scuffling with security personnel while yelling slogans agains...

US consulate a turning point for disputed Western Sahara

DAKHLA, Western Sahara (AP) — Trawlers pack the bustling Western Saharan port of Dakhla, where fish scales glisten from workers’ arms as they roll up their nets and buyers shout bids in a sprawling au...

Hong Kong: Teenage student charged with secession

The former leader of the Hong Kong pro-independence group Student Localism, Tony Chung, was charged with secession, money laundering and conspiracy to publish seditious content on Thursday. The charg...

Turkey: US consulate employee receives 5-year jail term

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Tuesday convicted a local employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul of aiding a terrorist organization and sentenced him to five years and two months in priso...

China arrests Hong Kong student near US consulate

Former student group leader Tony Chung has been arrested in a coffee shop near the US consulate in Hong Kong. Democracy advocates have said they were in the process of trying to arrange for him to ent...

US issued only 145 student visas to Chinese in July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. issued only 145 student visas to Chinese citizens excluding Hongkongers, compared to more than 20,000 in the same period last year, the Liberty Times reported on ...

Sieren's China: Tension rises between Washington and Beijing

The tension between the US and China continues to rise. Last week, US authorities ordered the closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, Texas. Then, the US Consulate in Chengdu in western China was...

Ian Johnson on American journalist expulsions: 'Now we lack facts' on China

DW: You lived in China for over 20 years. What first crossed your mind when China canceled your visa? Ian Johnson:I learned about my expulsion from China by email when I was in London. It was a bit s...