China’s Xi pledges support for Cuba on ‘fundamental interests’

China’s Xi pledges support for Cuba on ‘fundamental interests’

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Cuban counterpart pledged Friday to support each other on the “fundamental interests” of their communist colleagues during a meeting, further welcoming Beijing’s return to face-to-face diplomacy. . In comments to Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, Xi said China hopes to “strengthen coordination and cooperation in international and regional … Read more

More anti-COVID protests in China sparked by deadly fire

More anti-COVID protests in China sparked by deadly fire

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Protests over China’s restrictive COVID-19 measures appeared to erupt in a number of cities Saturday night, in demonstrations of public defiance stoked by anger over a deadly fire in the city. western region of Xinjiang. Many of the protests could not immediately be confirmed, but in Shanghai police used pepper spray … Read more

Trump accused of having dinner with white nationalist rapper Ye

Trump accused of having dinner with white nationalist rapper Ye

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump renews focus on his long history of turning a blind eye to bigotry after having dinner with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and rapper formerly known as Kanye West just days into his third campaign for the White House. Trump dined at his Mar-a-Lago club on Tuesday with … Read more

Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election defeat

Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election defeat

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as leader of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following defeats in Saturday’s local elections in which voters chose the opposition nationalist party in a several great races across the self-contained island. Concerns about threats from rival China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, took precedence … Read more

Honduras declares state of emergency against gang crime

Honduras declares state of emergency against gang crime

Tegucigalpa, Honduras — Honduras has become the second Central American country to declare a state of emergency to combat gang crimes like extortion. For years, street gangs have charged protection funds to bus and taxi drivers and shop owners in Honduras, as in neighboring El Salvador. Late Thursday, Honduran President Xiomara Castro proposed a measure … Read more

Lake seeks election records in lawsuit against Arizona County

Lake seeks election records in lawsuit against Arizona County

PHOENIX (AP) — Kari Lake, the defeated Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, has filed a public records lawsuit demanding that Maricopa County turn over a variety of election-related documents. Lake refused to acknowledge which she lost to Democrat Katie Hobbs and drew attention for weeks to voters who said they encountered long lines and … Read more