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China hopes Biden turns statement on no Cold War into action

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China’s U.N. ambassador expressed hope Tuesday that President Joe Biden will translate his statement that the United States has no intention of starting a “new Cold War” with Chi...

Twenty years on, value of BRICS forum largely symbolic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — India’s recent chairing of the 13th BRICS Summit, virtually attended by leaders of Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa, gave us a chance to take stock of what the...

Tesla to stop accepting Bitcoin for car payments

Electric car maker Tesla will stop accepting Bitcoin as a payment, CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday, citing environmental concerns. “We are concerned about rapid increasing use of fossil fu...

Latin America looks to space, despite limitations on ground

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mars missions, astronauts coming and going at the International Space Station, China’s increasingly ambitious space program. Space-related news is flowing, and not just from the wor...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 29 The Los Angeles Times on how Biden agenda makes up for decades of fe...

Myanmar anti-coup protesters launch 'Easter egg strike'

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Anti-coup demonstrators in Myanmar, adept at finding themes to tie together protests nationwide, took to the streets on Sunday holding painted eggs in a nod to Easter. ...

Myanmar: At least 550 civilians killed since coup

Security forces in Myanmar opened fire on anti-coup protesters on Saturday, killing at least five people. The latest deaths came as a human rights group reported that security forces have killed at l...

Myanmar death toll mounts amid protests, military crackdown

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The civilian death toll in the crackdown by the Myanmar junta has reached 550 since the Feb. 1 coup, a human rights group said Saturday. Of those, 46 were chil...

The end approaches for Chile's military-era constitution

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The cool kids. The usual suspects. The ones everyone knows about. That’s how a law professor wryly describes the constitutions of South Africa, Canada and other co...

Australia gives COVID-19 shots to virus-hit Papua New Guinea

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia will send COVID-19 vaccines from its own supply to its near-neighbor Papua New Guinea and will ask AstraZeneca to send more to try to contain a concerning wave of ...

VinFuture Prize pledges US$ 4.5M annually to reward breakthrough scientific research and technological innovations

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 20 December 2020 - On International Solidarity Day, VinFuture Foundation officially launches The VinFuture Prize, the first global science and technology priz...

China failing to fill global leadership void left by US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has struggled to capitalize on the global leadership vacuum created by the withdrawal of the U.S. from numerous international organizations, according to a Reuters a...

Election 2020 Today: Trump vs. science, Biden takes his time

Here’s what’s happening Wednesday in Election 2020, 41 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. ...

What happens when pandemic locks down a globe-trotting pope?

ROME (AP) — On the March day that Italy recorded its single biggest jump in coronavirus fatalities, Pope Francis emerged from lockdown to offer an extraordinary prayer and plea to his flock to reasses...

Polish president swears in new foreign, health ministers

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president on Wednesday swore in two new ministers to key posts in the conservative government: a foreign minister at a time of crisis in neighboring Belarus and a health...