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Abe says new unit will defend Japan from space tech threats

Abe says new unit will defend Japan from space tech threats

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that Japan will form a space defense unit to protect itself from potential threats as...
Extradition hearing for Huawei executive begins in Canada

Extradition hearing for Huawei executive begins in Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei begins Monday in...
China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing

China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — China reported Monday a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in...
Japan's leader vows to boost nation's role in US alliance

Japan’s leader vows to boost nation’s role in U.S. alliance

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Sunday to bolster his country's role under its security pact with the U.S. in “outer...
Hong Kong protesters call for boycott of Communist Party

Hong Kong protesters call for boycott of Communist Party

HONG KONG (AP) — A public park in Hong Kong on Sunday overflowed with thousands of protesters calling for electoral reforms and a boycott...
China says Russia ties not affected by Putin cabinet change

China says Russia ties not affected by Putin cabinet change

BEIJING (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's sudden announcement of constitutional changes that prompted the prime minister's departure won't affect increasingly close ties between...
US envoy surprised that NKorea didn't give 'Christmas gift'

U.S. envoy surprised that N. Korea didn’t give ‘Christmas gift’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to South Korea said Thursday he was surprised and pleased that North Korea did not give...
China welcomes US deal, says 'core concerns' must be met

China welcomes US deal, says ‘core concerns’ must be met

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government welcomed an interim trade deal with Washington and said Thursday the two sides need to address each other’s “core...
Hong Kong leader says special status can endure beyond 2047

Hong Kong leader says special status can endure beyond 2047

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said Thursday that the ''one country, two systems'' framework under which the city enjoys freedoms...
Patient in Japan confirmed as having new virus from China

Patient in Japan confirmed as having new virus from China

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Thursday a man treated for pneumonia after returning from China has tested positive for the new coronavirus identified...

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