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Australia won't promise to side with US in Taiwan conflict

Australia won't promise to side with US in Taiwan conflict

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian defense minister says his country has made no promises to the United States that Australia would support its ally in any future conflict over Taiwan in exchange for American nuclear-powered submarines. U.S.
Former Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou will visit China

Former Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou will visit China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou will visit China next week in what a spokesman called a bid to ease tensions between the self-ruled island and the mainland.

Top Afghan Taliban leader issues decree against nepotism

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The supreme leader of the Taliban has issued a decree against nepotism, barring officials in Afghanistan's Taliban administration from hiring relatives in government positions.
Ukraine: Volunteer specialist doctors run clinics near front

Ukraine: Volunteer specialist doctors run clinics near front

KHRESTYSHCHE, Ukraine (AP) — In a cramped municipal building in this former front-line village, its front window boarded up with plywood, a team of volunteer specialist doctors have set up a mobile clinic. For the residents, it’s a lifeline.
New Zealand's foreign minister to visit counterpart in China

New Zealand's foreign minister to visit counterpart in China

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta will visit her counterpart Qin Gang in Beijing this week in the first trip by a New Zealand minister to China in four years, officials said Monday.
North Korea: Latest missile simulated nuclear counterattack

North Korea: Latest missile simulated nuclear counterattack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday it simulated a nuclear attack on South Korea with a ballistic missile launch over the weekend that was its fifth missile demonstration this month to protest the largest joint military exercises in yea
California to seek beds for mental health, drug treatment

California to seek beds for mental health, drug treatment

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California voters would decide whether to fund a major expansion of housing and treatment for residents suffering from mental illness and addiction, under the latest proposal by Gov.
New York Community Bank to buy failed Signature Bank

New York Community Bank to buy failed Signature Bank

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Community Bank has agreed to buy a significant chunk of the failed Signature Bank in a $2.7 billion deal, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said late Sunday.
UBS to buy Credit Suisse for nearly $3.25B to calm turmoil

UBS to buy Credit Suisse for nearly $3.25B to calm turmoil

GENEVA (AP) — Banking giant UBS is buying troubled rival Credit Suisse for almost $3.25 billion, in a deal orchestrated by regulators in an effort to avoid further market-shaking turmoil in the global banking system.
Biden calls Israel's Netanyahu with judicial plan 'concern'

Biden calls Israel's Netanyahu with judicial plan 'concern'

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