Germany’s Scholz arrives in China on a visit marked by trade tensions and Ukraine conflict

[ad_1] BEIJING — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived in China on Sunday on a visit focused on the increasingly tense economic relationship between the sides and differences over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Scholz’s first destination was the industrial hub of Chongqing, where he and his delegation of ministers and business leaders were to visit a … Read more

Biden to meet Japan’s PM Kishida amid shared concerns about China and differences on US Steel deal

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida begins a much-anticipated visit to Washington on Tuesday aiming to spotlight shared concerns about provocative Chinese military action in the Pacific and at a rare moment of public difference between the two nations over a Japanese company’s plan to buy an iconic U.S. company. … Read more

US will push China to change policy that threatens American jobs, Yellen says

[ad_1] BEIJING — The Biden administration will push China to change an industrial policy that poses a threat to U.S. jobs, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Monday after wrapping up four days of talks with Chinese officials. She also said in Beijing they had “difficult conversations” about national security, including American concerns that Chinese companies … Read more

Russian missile strikes on the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv kill 6 and wound 11

[ad_1] KYIV, Ukraine — Russian forces overnight attacked Ukraine with drones and missiles, killing at least six people and wounding 11 more in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, officials said Saturday. Governor of the Kharkiv region Oleh Syniehubov said missile strikes on the city damaged residential buildings, a gas station, a kindergarten, a cafe, a … Read more

France presses China on trade and Ukraine ahead of upcoming Xi Jinping visit

[ad_1] BEIJING — The French foreign minister pressed China on trade issues and the war in Ukraine on Monday ahead of a planned visit to France by Chinese leader Xi Jinping later this spring. Stéphane Séjourné, in talks with his counterpart Wang Yi in the Chinese capital, largely echoed positions that have been laid out … Read more

2 dead as Russia launches attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure

[ad_1] KYIV, Ukraine — A Russian cruise missile strike on infrastructure in Ukraine’s western Lviv region killed one man, while another man died in an attack in the northeast officials said Sunday. The attack in Lviv destroyed a building and sparked a fire, Gov. Maksym Kozytskyi wrote on social media app Telegram. He said that … Read more

IMF confirms increasing Egypt’s bailout loan to $8 billion

[ad_1] CAIRO — The executive board of the International Monetary Fund confirmed a deal with Egypt to increase its bailout loan from $3 billion to $8 billion, in a move that is meant to shore up the Arab country’s economy which is hit by a staggering shortage of foreign currency and soaring inflation. In a … Read more

In Vienna, 2 portraits of Alexei Navalny are painted near a monument to Soviet soldiers

[ad_1] VIENNA — Two large portraits of the late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny have been spray-painted on a property owned by the family of a former Czech foreign minister behind a monument to Soviet soldiers in Vienna. The portraits were completed Wednesday on the wall behind the monument, which was already painted in Ukraine’s … Read more

Dutch leader is visiting Beijing for talks on Ukraine, Gaza and restrictions on high-tech exports

[ad_1] BEIJING — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is meeting with Chinese leaders Wednesday for talks that are expected to include the wars in Ukraine and Gaza and Dutch restrictions on the export of semiconductor manufacturing equipment to China. The Netherlands imposed export licensing requirements in 2023 on the sale of machinery that can make … Read more

Dutch leader is visiting Beijing for talks on Ukraine, Gaza and restrictions on high-tech exports

[ad_1] BEIJING — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is meeting with Chinese leaders Wednesday for talks that are expected to include the wars in Ukraine and Gaza and Dutch restrictions on the export of semiconductor manufacturing equipment to China. The Netherlands imposed export licensing requirements in 2023 on the sale of machinery that can make … Read more