UK says Falklands are British as Argentina seeks new talksMarch 4, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Britain has reasserted its sovereignty over the Falkland Islands after Argentina pulled out of a cooperation agreement and demanded new talks over the South Atlantic territory that sparked a 1982 war between the two countries.
Quad FMs, wary of China’s might, push Indo-Pacific optionsMarch 3, 2023 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — The top diplomats of Australia, India, Japan and the United States offered sharp but veiled criticism of China on Friday, even as they maintained their Indo-Pacific-focused bloc is not aimed at countering Beijing.
US to send more ammo, folding armored bridges to UkraineMarch 3, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is expected to announce a new package of military aid for Ukraine Friday, including —for the first time — eight armored vehicles that can launch bridges and allow troops to cross rivers or other gaps, U.S.
Italy PM urges India to play key role in ending Ukraine warMarch 2, 2023 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni urged India on Thursday to play a central role in facilitating negotiations to end Russia's war against Ukraine.
India, China foreign ministers hold talks to mend tiesMarch 2, 2023 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — The foreign ministers of India and China met Thursday on the sidelines of a gathering in New Delhi of top diplomats from the Group of 20 industrialized and developing nations, signaling a thaw in their relationship, which has been tense since 2020.
G20 talks end in India with no consensus on Ukraine warMarch 2, 2023 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Top diplomats from the Group of 20 industrialized and developing nations ended their contentious meeting in New Delhi on Thursday with no consensus on the Ukraine war, India’s foreign minister said, as discussions of the war and China's widening global influence dominated much of the talks.
At G-20, high expectations for India as rising global powerMarch 2, 2023 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — With the foreign ministers of the Group of 20 leading economies meeting Thursday in New Delhi, host India is promoting itself as a rising superpower while leveraging its position on the global stage to bridge the gap between the West and Russia.
East-West showdown looms at G-20 FMs meeting in IndiaMarch 2, 2023 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Fractured East-West relations over Russia’s war in Ukraine and increasing concerns about China’s global aspirations are set to dominate what is expected to be a highly contentious meeting of foreign ministers from the world’s largest industrialized and developing nations this week in India.
Blinken wraps up Central Asia tour before G20 talks in IndiaMarch 1, 2023 GMT
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrapped up a brief tour of Central Asia in Uzbekistan on Wednesday before heading to India for what is expected to be a contentious Ukraine-dominated meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of 20.
G-20 meeting in India ends without consensus on Ukraine warFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
BENGALURU, India (AP) — A meeting of finance chiefs of the Group of 20 leading economies ended on Saturday without a consensus, with Russia and China objecting to the description of the war in Ukraine in a final document.
Blinken heads to Asia, with China, Russia tensions soaringFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh from a meeting with China’s top diplomat and a U.N. Security Council session on Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Central and South Asia next week for international talks that will put him in the same room as his Chinese and Russian counterparts.
Ukraine tensions flare at G-20 finance meetings in IndiaFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
BENGALURU, India (AP) — Tensions over Russia’s war on Ukraine flared Friday at meetings of financial chiefs of the Group of 20 leading economies, where geopolitics affected the atmosphere if not the agenda of the gathering in the Indian technology hub of Bengaluru.
Yellen affirms push for stronger Russia sanctions at G-20February 23, 2023 GMT
BENGALURU, India (AP) — The U.S. wants to see tougher and more effectively enforced sanctions against Russia and additional support for Ukraine, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Thursday during meetings of the Group of 20 leading economies in the Indian technology hub of Bengaluru.
G-20 finance chiefs to tackle global economic threatsFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
BENGALURU, India (AP) — Top financial leaders from the Group of 20 leading economies are gathering in the south Indian technology hub of Bengaluru this week to tackle myriad challenges to global growth and stability, including stubbornly high inflation and surging debt.
Janet Yellen to visit India for G-20 finance meetingsFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will travel to India next week to attend Group of 20 finance minister meetings in Bengaluru and will address the global economic impacts of Russia's invasion of Ukraine as her visit coincides with the one-year anniversary of the invasion.
UN draft resolution: Any peace must keep Ukraine intactFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s supporters have circulated a proposed resolution for adoption by the 193-member U.N. General Assembly on the eve of the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of its smaller neighbor that would underscore the need for peace ensuring Ukraine’s “sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity.”
India’s G-20 energy meet to balance renewables, fossil fuelsFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
BENGALURU, India (AP) — Over 500 energy industry heavyweights and 30,000 participants will descend on the southern Indian city of Bengaluru on Monday to discuss the future of renewables and fossil fuels at India Energy Week — the first big ticket event of the country's presidency of the Group of 20 leading economies.
US, Chinese officials discuss climate, economy, relationshipJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
ZURICH (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen met on Wednesday with her Chinese counterpart and pledged an effort to manage differences and “prevent competition from becoming anything ever near conflict” as the two nations try to thaw relations.
Yellen to meet with Chinese finance minister in SwitzerlandJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will meet with her Chinese counterpart, Vice Premier Liu He, in Switzerland on Wednesday to discuss economic developments between the two nations.
India takes up economic woes of poor nations in virtual meetJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — India convened a virtual summit of more than 100 developing countries Thursday to evolve a uniform strategy for a redress of their economic woes from the developed world with "the world in a state of crisis."
Japan, US to hold security talks before Kishida meets BidenJanuary 6, 2023 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the United States will hold security talks between their foreign and defense ministers in Washington the day before Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida lands in the U.S. capital next week, wrapping up his tour of the Group of Seven nations as Tokyo expands its military and deepens its alliance with America amid China's growing influence.
India to host virtual summit of over 120 developing nationsJanuary 6, 2023 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — India will host a virtual summit of over 120 developing countries next week to share their economic woes in deliberations during its G-20 presidency this year, a top foreign ministry official said Friday.
Japan’s PM Kishida vows deeper alliance with US on defenseJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday pledged to deepen his country's alliance with the United States under Japan's new defense policy that breaks from its exclusively self-defense-only stance in the face of growing regional tensions.
Biden to host Japan’s Kishida for talks on NKorea, economyJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the White House later this month for economic and security consultations, the U.S. administration announced Tuesday.
Australia-China foreign ministers meet in bid to repair tiesDecember 21, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of Australia and China met in Beijing on Wednesday in a bid to restore high-level political contacts and return stability to the countries' tense relationship.
Australian visit to China raises hopes on trade, detaineesDecember 20, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The first visit by an Australian foreign minister to China in four years is raising hopes that Australia will make progress on ending trade sanctions and freeing two Australian citizens detained in China.
Australia’s foreign minister to meet counterpart in ChinaDecember 19, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said Monday she will meet with her counterpart, Wang Yi, in Beijing this week as Australia and China mark 50 years of diplomatic relations.
US-hosted Africa summit opens with focus on youth, securityDecember 13, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday opened the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington by spotlighting Africa's youthful population — making the case that the continent's demographics will inevitably lead it to become a key global player in the decades to come.
Paroled Indonesia bombmaker apologizes for 2002 Bali attackDecember 13, 2022 GMT
TENGGULUN, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian militant who was paroled last week after serving about half of his original 20-year prison sentence for making the explosives used in the 2002 Bali bombings on Tuesday apologized to victims’ families.
China casts long shadow over US-Africa Leaders SummitDecember 13, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — With dozens of African leaders descending on Washington this week, the Biden administration is offering a not-so-subtle pitch in its economic competition with China on the continent: The U.S.
Biden wants African Union to be added to Group of 20 nationsDecember 9, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to announce at next week’s U.S.-Africa summit that his administration supports adding the African Union as a permanent member of the Group of 20 nations, according to the White House.
In new role as G-20 chair, India set to focus on climateDecember 1, 2022 GMT
BENGALURU, India (AP) — India officially takes up its role as chair of the Group of 20 leading economies for the coming year Thursday and it's putting climate at the top of the group's priorities.
Programs to encourage sustainable living and money for countries to transition to clean energy and deal with the effects of a warming world are some of the key areas that India will focus on during its presidency, experts say.
VP Harris meets with China’s Xi in bid to ‘keep lines open’November 19, 2022 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris spoke briefly with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Saturday in another step toward keeping lines of communication open between the two biggest economies.
Asia-Pacific leaders condemn war, renew calls for open tradeNovember 19, 2022 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — Leaders from around the Asia-Pacific called for an end to Russia’s war on Ukraine and pledged to steer the region’s economies toward sustainable growth as they wrapped up summit meetings Saturday.
China’s Xi seeks fresh diplomatic inroads with Asian leadersNovember 19, 2022 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has used his first face-to-face meetings with America’s Asia-Pacific allies since 2020 to try to forge diplomatic inroads as Washington pushes back against Beijing’s influence in the region.
War, North Korea missile test loom over Asia-Pacific summitNovember 18, 2022 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — Threats to peace and stability burst onto the agenda at a summit of Pacific Rim leaders in Bangkok on Friday after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed near Japanese territorial waters.
Asia-Pacific leaders seek unity on war, economic ills, virusNovember 18, 2022 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — Pacific Rim leaders were striving to find common ground on the war in Ukraine and other dire threats to humankind in an annual meeting that began Friday at a heavily guarded venue in Thailand's capital.
US VP Harris arrives in Thailand for Asia-Pacific summitNovember 18, 2022 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris arrived Thursday in Thailand, where she plans to affirm America's commitment to Southeast Asia and drive home the message that the region can count on the United States.
Confusion, finger-pointing, opposing views at Egypt’s COP27November 17, 2022 GMT
SHARM el-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — A day before UN climate talks were supposed to wrap up, negotiators appeared to be far apart on all the major issues being discussed.
Will countries get behind a proposal to phase down all fossil fuels?
After exchange, China calls Canada’s manner ‘condescending’November 17, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese spokesperson on Thursday accused Canada of acting in a “condescending manner" following a testy exchange between President Xi Jinping and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that underscores the depths to which the bilateral relationship has fallen.
Analysis: Have China and India shifted stance on Russia war?November 17, 2022 GMT
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — China and India, after months of refusing to condemn Russia’s war in Ukraine, did not stand in the way of the release this week of a statement by the world’s leading economies that strongly criticizes Moscow.
North Korea fires missile after threatening ‘fiercer’ stepNovember 17, 2022 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile toward its eastern waters Thursday, hours after the North threatened to launch “fiercer” military responses to the U.S.
G-20 leaders end summit condemning Russia despite divisionsNovember 17, 2022 GMT
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Members of the Group of 20 leading economies ended their summit Wednesday with a declaration of firm condemnation of the war in Ukraine and a warning that the conflict is making an already delicate world economy worse.
Foreign trip becomes victory lap for strengthened BidenNovember 16, 2022 GMT
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — For President Joe Biden, an international trip scheduled for just days after the midterm election looked like it would offer an escape hatch, allowing him to jet far away as he faced what many thought would be a crushing verdict from voters.
Live Updates | Russia-Ukraine-WarNovember 16, 2022 GMT
UNITED NATIONS -- A United Nations official says the U.N. is “cautiously optimistic” a wartime deal that has enabled Ukraine to export over 11 million metric tons of wheat and Russia to ship its grain and fertilizer to world markets will be renewed.
Chinese president confronts Trudeau at the G-20November 16, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping chastised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G-20 summit on Wednesday for leaking details of a prior meeting during which Trudeau expressed concern about Chinese interference in domestic affairs.
South African president calls for Africa to be member of G20November 16, 2022 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for the African Union to be included as a permanent member of the Group of 20 leading economies.
The representation would allow African countries to more effectively press the G-20 group to implement its pledge to help the continent to cope with climate change.
US, others hold joint naval drills amid China concernsNovember 16, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — U.S., Japanese, Australian and Canadian warships are currently staging extensive joint drills in Japanese and international waters, the U.S. Navy said Wednesday.
Without mentioning China directly, the 7th Fleet said the two-week biennial “Keen Sword” exercises include scenarios designed to “challenge the critical capabilities required to support the defense of Japan and stability of the Indo-Pacific region.”
Biden: ‘Unlikely’ missile that hit Poland fired from RussiaNovember 16, 2022 GMT
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday it was “unlikely” that a missile that killed two in NATO-ally Poland was fired from Russia, but he pledged support for Poland's investigation into what it had called a “Russian-made” missile.
Asian shares fall on jitters over missile landing in PolandNovember 16, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday, as investors got jittery over global risks after Poland said a Russian-made missile killed two people there.
Benchmarks fell in morning trading in Tokyo, Sydney, Seoul and Hong Kong, while shares were little changed in Shanghai.
Leaders quietly work to ramp up pressure on N. Korea at G-20November 16, 2022 GMT
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — With all the big issues dominating this week’s meeting of leaders of the world’s biggest economies — war, famine, poverty, to name just a few — there’s been little public discussion of North Korea and its pursuit of nuclear-armed missiles.
S Korean leader urges China’s Xi to play larger N Korea roleNovember 16, 2022 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol asked China to play a more active, constructive role in curbing the nuclear threat from North Korea when he met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday at the Group of 20 summit in Indonesia, officials said.
G-20 to condemn Russia’s Ukraine invasion, urge an endNovember 15, 2022 GMT
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Leaders of most of the world's economic powers are nearing approval of a declaration strongly denouncing Russia’s invasion that has devastated Ukraine and roiled the global economy.
At G-20, FIFA head calls for World Cup ceasefire in UkraineNovember 15, 2022 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino urged world leaders on Tuesday to call for a ceasefire in Russia’s war against Ukraine during the World Cup that starts this week.
China state media demand strict adherence to ‘zero COVID’November 15, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling party called for strict adherence to the hard-line “zero-COVID” policy Tuesday in an apparent attempt to guide public perceptions after regulations were eased slightly in places.
Australian PM raises trade ‘blockages’ with China’s XiNovember 15, 2022 GMT
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he raised with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday his concerns about trade “blockages,” but did not walk away from their first face-to-face talks with any promises that the $13 billion barriers to Australian exports would be lifted.
Indonesia signs deals to accelerate clean energy transitionNovember 15, 2022 GMT
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia signed deals with international lenders and major nations on Tuesday that will bring billions of dollars in funding to help the country increase its use of renewable energy and reduce its reliance on coal.
Cambodian leader leaves G-20 early after COVID-19 diagnosisNovember 15, 2022 GMT
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday he has COVID-19 and is leaving the Group of 20 meetings in Bali, just days after hosting President Joe Biden and other world leaders for a summit in his country's capital.
European leader calls on world, China to pressure RussiaNovember 15, 2022 GMT
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — The European Council president urged global powers Tuesday to intensify pressure on Russia over its war against Ukraine, including Moscow's biggest supporter, China, saying that this week's meeting of the world's largest economies was crucial to stopping Moscow's push "to use food and energy as weapons.”