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US intel warns China could dominate advanced technologies

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials issued new warnings Friday about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive milita...

Taiwanese officials criticize retired general for 'whitewashing' China's ADIZ incursions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese government officials on Wednesday (Oct. 20) denounced a retired general for "whitewashing" China's military incursions into its air defense identif...

Report: Far-right anti-government group grows significantly

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A far-right group launched by anti-government activist Ammon Bundy is rapidly expanding nationwide and making inroads into Canada, according to a new report from the Institute for ...

China Evergrande secures bond extension as chairman foots project bills

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI, Oct 21 (Reuters) - China Evergrande Group (3333.HK) has secured an extension on a defaulted bond, financial provider REDD reported on Thursday, offering rare respite to the develop...

Senator asks Facebook CEO to testify on Instagram and kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — The senator leading a probe of Facebook’s Instagram and its impact on young people is asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the panel that has heard far-reaching crit...

Credit Suisse faces penalties over Mozambique loan deals

ZURICH (AP) — Credit Suisse has announced settlements totaling nearly $700 million with British and U.S. authorities over lending to Mozambique state-owned companies that Swiss regulators say violated...

Chinese woman dies in Kaohsiung fire day after finalizing divorce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman who had just finalized her divorce and finished moving into her apartment the day before was among three Chinese women who perished in the apartment building fire ...

Romanian PM-designate fails to win parliamentary support

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s Prime Minister-designate Dacian Ciolos failed on Wednesday to win parliamentary support from lawmakers on a new cabinet proposal, which risks prolonging an ongoing ...

Taiwan delegation to join Czech Republic, Lithuania trade talks during Europe tour

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During the National Development Council's (NDC) upcoming tour of Central and Eastern Europe, a Taiwanese delegation of 66 people will participate in partnership negoti...

Can India and Israel help drive cooperation in the Middle East?

Top diplomats from India, the US, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) held a virtual ministerial meeting on Monday, which has been lauded as a first step towards expanding quadrilateral cooperat...

Wave of killings triggers memories of dark past in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Kashmiri Hindu activist was listening to religious hymns on his cellphone when he was interrupted by a tragic WhatsApp message. It brought news of a fatal shooting of a prom...

Beirut port blast judge still wants to question ex-ministers

BEIRUT (AP) — The judge leading Lebanon’s probe into last year’s massive port explosion renewed on Tuesday his summonses of two former ministers for questioning, a judicial official said. ...

Romania hits record infections, deaths amid vaccination lag

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania on Tuesday hit daily records in both coronavirus infections and deaths as the country grapples with an acute virus surge amid alarmingly low vaccination uptake. ...

Malta vows better journalist protections, reforms

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Maltese government on Tuesday responded to a critical European human rights evaluation by vowing to soon propose new legislation to better protect journalists in the wake of...

Turkey summons 10 diplomats over call for activist's release

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday summoned the ambassadors of the United States and nine other countries to protest a statement they issued that called for the release of impr...