US sanctions on Huawei hit chip supply and growth, exec says

HONG KONG (AP) — A Huawei executive says that recent U.S. sanctions against the company have caused a shortage of computer chips for the company, hurting the growth of its smartphone business. ...

Philippines won’t support US blacklisting of Chinese firms

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte will allow Chinese companies to participate in infrastructure projects in the Philippines even if they are blacklisted by the United States, his sp...

Turkey renews call for dialogue, sharing of resources in Med

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister said Tuesday his country favors a dialogue with rival Greece that would lead to the fair sharing of resources in the eastern Mediterranean, where the tw...

EU to blacklist up to 20 Belarus officials to press leader

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union has agreed to impose sanctions on up to 20 senior Belarus officials suspected of election fraud and the crackdown on protesters and is likely to put President Alexande...

NBC sets November return for 'This Is Us,' 'Chicago' dramas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An optimistic NBC said Thursday it will bring “This Is Us” and other scripted series back in November despite the TV industry's coronavirus-caused production shutdown that's only be...

South China Sea: China slams US over 'illegal sanctions'

China on Thursday criticized new US sanctions on Chinese firms involved in Beijing's expansionism in the South China Sea, saying the measures were "illegal" and driven by "tyrannica...

US moves against Chinese officials over South China Sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday it is imposing sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for Beijing’s military build-up in the South China Sea. The move is the latest salvo...

Thousands of Swedes got false positive COVID-19 result due to test kit fault

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - About 3,700 people in Sweden were told in error that they had the coronavirus due to a fault in a COVID-19 testing kit from China, the Public Health Agency said on Tuesday. Th...

Pakistan sanctions Taliban to avoid global finance blacklist

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan issued sweeping financial sanctions against Afghanistan’s Taliban, just as the militant group is in the midst of U.S.-led peace process in the neighboring country. ...

11 Chinese businesses tied to human rights abuses added to new US sanctions list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An additional 11 Chinese companies were recently added to a list blocking them from access to American commodities and technologies, as they are believed to be involved in...

Blazers' Lillard turns to recording music inside NBA bubble

When Damian Lillard finishes his daily hoop duties for the Portland Trailblazers, he will spend most of his downtime inside the NBA bubble working on his other passion: music. The A...

Yemen’s rebels: Saudi-coalition airstrike kills 10 civilians

CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition Wednesday killed at least 10 civilians, including six children and two women, in the mountainous northern Yemeni province of Jawf, Houthi rebels and ...

Huawei posts 13.1% revenue growth amid pandemic, sanctions

HONG KONG (AP) — Huawei Technologies reported Tuesday that its revenue grew 13.1% in the first half of the year compared with a year earlier, despite sanctions from the U.S and challenges from the cor...

Damian Lillard emerges from shutdown ready for playoff push

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Grieving the death of a cousin and missing his mother, Damian Lillard struggled emotionally after the NBA shut down because of the coronavirus. But he also fou...

US report: Pakistan doing too little to counter terrorism

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Washington’s annual terrorism report said Pakistan was doing too little to counter terrorist groups, particularly those taking aim at rival India and the dreaded Haqqani network opera...