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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, western Japan. The ongoing sharp deterioration in U.S.-China ties poses risks to both countries and the rest of the world. With the U.S. presidential campaign heating up, all bets are that relations with China will only get worse. At stake are global trade, technology and security. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
The Associated Press
July 27, 2020 - 6:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — They have the largest economies in the world. They spend more than anyone else on their militaries. From high-tech chips to control of the high seas, their interests are closely intertwined. The ongoing sharp deterioration in U.S.-China ties poses risks to both countries and the rest...
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Chinese police officers form up in front of the United States Consulate in Chengdu in southwestern China's Sichuan province Saturday, July 25, 2020. China ordered the United States on Friday to close its consulate in the western city of Chengdu, ratcheting up a diplomatic conflict at a time when relations have sunk to their lowest level in decades. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
The Associated Press
July 25, 2020 - 8:19 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign ministry complained Saturday that American law enforcement officials improperly entered its consulate in Houston, which was ordered to close in an escalating diplomatic feud. The ministry gave no details, but U.S. federal agents checked the consulate's doors and a...
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July 24, 2020 - 3:45 pm
By LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) -- The federal government’s counterintelligence chief marked 100 days until the 2020 presidential election with a troubling but expected status report: our foreign adversaries are at it again. Bill Evanina, the intelligence community’s director of the...
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July 24, 2020 - 10:06 am
By KATIE KINDELAN and ZOE MAGEE, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have taken legal action again over privacy claims. In a complaint filed Thursday in California, where Harry and Meghan moved earlier this year, the couple alleges that drones were...
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July 24, 2020 - 8:12 am
By GUY DAVIES, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Thousands of worshippers gathered at the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul for Friday prayers, after the controversial move by the Turkish government to re-convert the museum into a functioning mosque. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was taking part in the first prayers...
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July 24, 2020 - 5:26 am
By KARSON YIU, ABC News (BEIJING) -- China has officially ordered the U.S. to close its consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu in an expected retaliation against the ordered closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston earlier this week. "On the morning of July 24, 2020, the Ministry of...
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July 24, 2020 - 5:22 am
By LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- An American F-15 fighter jet came within 1,000 meters of an Iranian civilian airliner flying over southern Syria on Thursday, to carry out a visual identification of the aircraft, the U.S. military confirmed. The visual identification was completed safely...
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Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin gestures for questions during the daily briefing in Beijing on Thursday, July 23, 2020. China said "malicious slander" is behind an order by the U.S. government to close its consulate in Houston, Texas, and maintained Thursday that its officials have never operated outside ordinary diplomatic norms. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
The Associated Press
July 23, 2020 - 12:38 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that “malicious slander” is behind an order by the U.S. government to close its consulate in Houston, Texas, maintaining that its officials never operated outside ordinary diplomatic rules. Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said the move against the...
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July 23, 2020 - 6:32 am
By BRITT CLENNETT and KARSON YIU, ABC News (HONG KONG) -- In 1993 President Bill Clinton called Hong Kong "a catalyst of democratic values." This rosy outlook seems far removed from the reality in Hong Kong today. When the former colony was handed back to Chinese rule in 1997, it was promised a...
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July 23, 2020 - 6:26 am
By ABIGAIL ROBERTS, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A video of a woman screaming for help while being beaten to death with a brick by her father and brothers in a so-called "honor killing" in Jordan last Friday has sparked outrage across social media and among Jordanian activists. The woman, Ahlam, divorced...
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