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Trudeau slams China on human rights, 'coercive diplomacy'

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned China on Tuesday that its "coercive diplomacy," repressive measures in Hong Kong and detention of Uighur Muslims are counterproductive for itself and the rest of the world.

Nearly 40 nations demand China respect Uighur human rights

New York - The US, Japan and many EU nations joined a call on Tuesday urging China to respect the human rights of minority Uighurs, and also expressing concern about the situation in Hong Kong.

New York police officer charged with spying for China

New York - US authorities have charged a New York police officer with espionage, accusing him of gathering information about the city's Tibetan community for the Chinese government.

Washington zoo welcomes 'precious' new baby panda

Washington - Washington zoo officials heralded the arrival of "a precious giant panda cub" Friday, following the much-watched birth of panda Mei Xiang's latest baby, four years after her last pregnancy.

Half century on, US hawks revive criticism of China normalization

Washington - For half a century, Richard Nixon's opening to communist China has been viewed by many Americans as a diplomatic masterstroke, with successive presidents of both parties following his course.

Curious onlookers flock to closed US consulate in China

Chengdu - Taking selfies and waving Chinese flags curious locals flocked to the US consulate in Chengdu Sunday as officials prepared to remove its official plaque just days after Washington and Beijing ordered each other to close one of their diplomatic missions...

Behind in the polls, Trump unloads on Biden at White House press event

Washington - He started with announcements on China and Hong Kong, but quickly switched to the real reason for holding a press event -- his election opponent Joe Biden.

Christie's online sale fetches $421 mn despite virus pandemic

New York - Roy Lichtenstein's "Nude with Joyous Painting" was the big seller as a Christie's hybrid sale fetched an impressive $421 million Friday, signaling the art market is holding firm during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ex-Canada PM Mulroney calls for revised relations with China

Montr - Canada must have an "urgent rethink" of its relationship with China, former prime minister Brian Mulroney said Wednesday as tensions build over the possible extradition to the United States of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

Halt extradition of Huawei exec says former Canada Supreme Court Justice

Montr - Canada's government has the authority to halt the extradition of a Huawei executive and should do so as part of efforts to secure the release of two Canadian citizens detained in China, a former Supreme Court Justice has said.

US, Russia arms talks start with little hope of accord

Vienna - The United States and Russia meet Monday in Vienna for talks on their last major nuclear weapons agreement against a backdrop of growing tensions and differences over whether they see any value in arms control at all.

As world opens from virus, borders stay shut

Washington - The world is gradually ending weeks of coronavirus confinement but one area remains firmly shut -- international borders, which few governments are yet daring to open.

What we know about the 'devious' coronavirus

Paris - Will the novel coronavirus leave you short of breath or make you lose your sense of smell? And if you have had it once, can you be confident you are immune? So far, the research on COVID-19 has raised as many questions as it has answered.

As US pulls back, China builds influence at UN

New York - As President Donald Trump announces a halt in World Health Organization funding, accusing it of kowtowing to China over the coronavirus outbreak, Beijing is building on a well-established strategy of leveraging its global standing wherever the US lets ...

Emergency 'triage' takes on grim urgency as virus strains hospitals

Paris - Emergency medics routinely make critical treatment calculations based on their patients' chances of survival.

'Worse than 9/11': Coronavirus threatens global airline industry

New York - Fears of massive bankruptcies and calls for emergency bailouts swept global airlines Tuesday as a top US official warned the coronavirus crisis threatens the industry even more than the September 11 attacks, which saw US airspace shut down entirely.

'Emotional epidemic': Coronavirus fear takes mental toll in Italy

Milan - The sweeping measures taken in northern Italy to try to contain Europe's worst outbreak of the novel coronavirus are starting to take more than just a physical toll, with mental health professionals reporting some residents falling victim to anxiety.

Wuhan evacuees seek semblance of normality in French quarantine

Carry-le-rouet - A barber offers expert haircuts, a teacher gives lessons in French as a foreign language and participants practise the Chinese art of Tai chi.

How to survive coronavirus quarantine, French style

Carry-le-rouet - Twice a day they will have their temperature taken and nurses will check them for coronavirus symptoms: other than that, their main concern will be how to keep their phone charged and get their laundry done.

Experts say China virus outbreak will last months at least

Washington - The deadly new coronavirus that has broken out in China, 2019-nCoV, will afflict a minimum of tens of thousands of people and will last at least several months, researchers estimate based on the first available data.

French carmaker to evacuate expats from virus-hit Chinese city

Paris - French carmaker PSA on Saturday said it would repatriate expat staff from Wuhan as fears grew that more cases of coronavirus would be found in France.

Four Chinese sailors kidnapped in Gabon are free

Lagos - Four Chinese sailors who were kidnapped last month in the port of Libreville, the capital of Gabon, have been released, the Chinese consulate in Lagos said.

Watch this: China surveillance tech seeks to go global

Villepinte - Chinese firms are omnipresent at a Paris homeland security trade show, capitalising on their vast experience in developing surveillance systems for Beijing to conquer the global market despite concerns the technology has been used to violate human righ...

China foreign minister slams 'unacceptable' violence in Hong Kong

Paris - China's foreign minister on Monday denounced months of pro-democracy unrest in Hong Kong as "violence pure and simple", accusing foreign forces and the international media of fuelling the political crisis.

China foreign minister slams 'unacceptable' violence in Hong Kong

Paris - China's foreign minister on Monday denounced the "unacceptable" violence by protesters in Hong Kong, saying they had been encouraged by "foreign forces".

How Catalan protest tactics are inspired by Hong Kong

Madrid - From blocking airports to using encrypted messaging apps, Catalan separatists demonstrating against the jailing of nine of their leaders are openly copying tactics devised by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong.

Trump claims a victory in China trade war, but US farmers want details

New York - Saying China has promised to buy up to $50 billion in US agricultural products, President Donald Trump is encouraging American farmers to prepare for a major influx of business.

Russia's Medvedev says Cuba can 'rely' on Moscow

Havana - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told Cuba on Thursday it could rely on Moscow's support as he began a two-day visit, with Havana looking to shore up aid amid severe fuel shortages it blames on US sanctions.

Pentagon steps up efforts to counter China's rising power

Washington - Maritime operations, missile tests, landing exercises: the Pentagon has been sharply stepping up its efforts to counter China's growing military power, seen increasingly as a threat.

Sidney Rittenberg, former American advisor to Mao, dies at age 98

Washington - Sidney Rittenberg, a former American advisor to Mao Tse-tung who spent long spells in prison as he fell in and out of favor with China's communist leaders, has died in the state of Arizona, the New York Times reported. He was 98.
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