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Bipartisan congressional report warns of escalating Chinese national security threat to the U.S.

China continues to threaten U.S. national security in multiple ways including military expansion across the Indo-Pacific region, undermining sanctions on North Korea and potentially compromising the global technology supply chain, according to an annual report by a bipartisan congressional panel.


p>”U.S. firms and the U.S. government rely on global supply …

North Korean delegation visits South to attend history forum

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A five-member North Korean delegation came to South Korea on Wednesday to attend an academic forum on Japan’s wartime actions, as the rivals continue reconciliation efforts despite stalemated U.S.-led nuclear diplomacy.


p>The North Koreans are among 300 people from nine countries who are taking part …

Danish shipper: US-China trade war hits container trade

HELSINKI (AP) - Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk is warning that trade tensions between the United States and China could weigh on business.

The company said a brewing trade war between the two had created uncertainty and could “reduce global container trade by 0.5 to 2.0 percent during 2019-2020”.


p>Maersk’s …

Ukraine's Hungarian minority threatened by new education law

CHOP, Ukraine (AP) — The Hungarian minority in western Ukraine is feeling besieged.


p>A new education law that could practically eliminate the use of Hungarian and other minority languages in schools after the 4th grade is just one of several issues threatening this community of 120,000 people in Transcarpathia, a …

D-Day for Theresa May as she seeks backing for draft Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to persuade her divided Cabinet on Wednesday that they have a choice between backing a draft Brexit deal with the European Union or plunging the U.K. into political and economic uncertainty.


p>May called a special Cabinet meeting after negotiators from …

After cease-fire, Israel captures Gaza assailant on border


p>JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it shot and captured a Palestinian who approached the Gaza perimeter fence and hurled grenades into Israel on Wednesday, in the first confrontation since Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire to end two days of intense fighting that …

Mike Pence says Myanmar's handling of Rohingya 'without excuse'

SINGAPORE (AP) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffed criticism from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and other leaders Wednesday over her government’s treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims.


p>In a meeting on the sidelines of a regional summit in Singapore, Pence told Suu Kyi that he was anxious …