Mongolia looks to copper to transform stagnant economyMarch 15, 2023 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Mongolia plans to channel revenue from rising copper exports into an economic development fund as part of changes to reap more benefit from its mineral riches and root out corruption, the North Asian nation’s prime minister said in an interview Tuesday following the opening of a major expansion of its biggest mine.
Putting Mongolia on the digital map: Bolor-Erdene BattsengelFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
Bolor-Erdene Battsengel wants to transform Mongolia into a “digital first” country — and help young people, especially girls in this sparsely populated nation of 3.3 million, to learn how to code.
Mongolians protest alleged theft of coal sold to ChinaDecember 6, 2022 GMT
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Protesters angered by allegations of corruption linked to Mongolia's coal trade with China tried to force their way into the State Palace in the capital, demanding dismissals of officials involved in the scandal.
No. 24 Dayton shakes off rust, beats Lindenwood 73-46November 8, 2022 GMT
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Mustapha Amzil scored 14 points, DaRon Holmes II and R.J. Blakney each had 13 and No. 24 Dayton beat Lindenwood 73-46 in a sluggish opener for both teams on Monday night.
Dayton was without injured point guard Malachi Smith and didn’t play particularly well until late, but it had a large margin for error against Lindenwood, a school from St.
Germany hopes to get key raw materials from MongoliaOctober 14, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Friday that his country wants to strengthen ties to Mongolia, citing the country's wealth of key commodities such as copper and rare earth metals.
Speaking after a meeting in Berlin with Mongolian Prime Minister Luvsannamsrain Oyun-Erdene, he said the two leaders had agreed to “deepen and also expand cooperation between our two countries.”
Putin’s call-up fuels Russians’ anger, protests and violenceSeptember 26, 2022 GMT
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Long lines of cars on roads snaking to Russia’s border crossings with Georgia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia, and similar queues at airports.
Russian foreign minister stops in Vietnam ahead of G-20July 6, 2022 GMT
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Vietnam on Wednesday as part of an effort to bolster ties with a country that has not openly condemned its invasion of Ukraine or imposed sanctions against it.
Russia foreign minister visits Mongolia in drive for supportJuly 5, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with leaders in Mongolia on Tuesday during a trip to Asia to seek support amid his country’s diplomatic isolation by the West and punishing sanctions leveled over its invasion of Ukraine.
Ukraine boycotts judo Olympic qualifier as Russians competeJune 24, 2022 GMT
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Ukraine has begun a boycott of international judo events because the Russian team was allowed to compete as Olympic qualification began on Friday.
Judo is one of the few Olympic sports in which Russians can still compete, though they must do so without their flag and are officially representing the International Judo Federation.
China says 85% of citizens will use Mandarin by 2025December 1, 2021 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China is launching an aggressive campaign to promote Mandarin, saying 85% of its citizens will use the national language by 2025.
The move appears to put threatened Chinese regional dialects such as Cantonese and Hokkien under even greater pressure, along with minority languages such as Tibetan, Mongolian and Uyghur.
Pakistan’s Lahore becomes world’s 3rd most polluted cityNovember 23, 2021 GMT
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Lahore on Tuesday became the world’s third most polluted city as increasing smog has engulfed Pakistan's cultural capital, an air quality monitoring company said.
The bad air has sickened hundreds with respiratory and other illnesses.
Russia resumes flights with more countries amid COVID surgeNovember 16, 2021 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Tuesday that it will resume allowing air travel to Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mongolia starting Dec. 1.
The government coronavirus task force said Russia will also lift the remaining restrictions on flights to Cuba, Mexico and Qatar, and increase the number of flights to Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Vietnam as of Dec.
China affirms UN peacekeeping role with multinational drillsSeptember 15, 2021 GMT
QUESHAN, China (AP) — China has emphasized its role in United Nations peacekeeping operations with its hosting of multinational exercises that ended Wednesday.
The 10 day-long drills in the central province of Henan featured around 1,000 troops from China, Mongolia, Pakistan and Thailand.
In an Olympic first, teamwork is the thing for MongoliaJuly 26, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — For decades, Mongolia sent mostly boxers, judokas and wrestlers to the Olympics — athletes doing solo work that, in many ways, reflected the spirit of a nation known for wide-open spaces and a sense of nomadic individualism.
No. 2 US diplomat Sherman to visit China as tensions soarJuly 22, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel to China this weekend on a visit that comes as tensions between Washington and Beijing soar on multiple fronts, the State Department said Wednesday.
As infections soar, Siberian region imposes 2-week lockdownJune 23, 2021 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Buryatia, a republic in Siberia, on Wednesday became the first Russian region to announce a lockdown because of a surge in coronavirus infections.
The lockdown will take effect Sunday and last for two weeks, during which only essential services, such as grocery shops, pharmacies, utility companies, public transport and media will be allowed to operate.
Mongolian ruling party seen winning presidency amid pandemicJune 10, 2021 GMT
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Preliminary results in Mongolia’s presidential election show the chairman of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party and former prime minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh winning by a large margin.
Japan, Australia extend runs; Kyrgyzstan without a keeperJune 8, 2021 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — While players from Japan, Australia and Syria were extending winning streaks, a defender from Kyrgyzstan was having some difficulty handling a new assignment in Asian qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.
Japan routs Mongolia 14-0 in Asian qualifying for World CupMarch 31, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan stayed perfect in World Cup qualifying by routing Mongolia 14-0 on Tuesday, its fifth win of the second stage coming 16 months after the fourth...
World Cup qualifying set to resume in Asia after 16 monthsMarch 23, 2021 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A contentious meeting between Japan and South Korea may feature European-based stars but a match of more significance in Asia involves Tajikistan hosting Mongolia on Thursday...
World Cup qualifying revised in Asia again amid pandemicMarch 2, 2021 GMT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Australia’s World Cup qualifying match against Nepal on March 30 has been postponed, leaving only three games to be played in Asia this month as organizers consider central locations to finish the second round by mid-June...
Mongolian PM quits in COVID-19 hospital treatment scandalJanuary 22, 2021 GMT
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolia’s prime minister has resigned following a protest over a hospital’s treatment of a new mother who tested positive for the coronavirus...
Japan, Mongolia to cooperate on ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’October 9, 2020 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — The foreign ministers of Japan and Mongolia agreed Friday to cooperate in promoting a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific," a vision that Tokyo is pushing with the U...
US, Australia, India ministers to meet in Japan next weekSeptember 30, 2020 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Top diplomats from the U.S., Australia and India plan to gather in Tokyo next week to discuss their common regional concerns, such as China's increasingly assertive actions, in the first face-to-face ministerial meetings Japan will host since the coronavirus pandemic began.
China detains 23 in crackdown on Inner Mongolia protestsSeptember 8, 2020 GMT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Police in China's Inner Mongolia region have detained at least 23 people following protests last week against a new policy that replaces Mongolian-language textbooks with Chinese ones in classrooms...
US paper says reporter was held in China’s Inner MongoliaSeptember 4, 2020 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — An American newspaper says one of its journalists was detained and then expelled from China’s Inner Mongolia region while covering tensions over a new policy that reduces the use of the Mongolian language in education...
75 years later, 1 million Japanese war dead still missingAugust 13, 2020 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Seventy-five years after the end of World War II, more than 1 million Japanese war dead are scattered throughout Asia, where the legacy of Japanese aggression still hampers recovery efforts...
Mongolian teenager dies of bubonic plagueJuly 15, 2020 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has died in western Mongolia of bubonic plague after eating an infected marmot, the country's health ministry announced...
Mongolian People’s Party retains strong parliament majorityJune 25, 2020 GMT
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — The Mongolian People’s Party retained a strong parliamentary majority, preliminary election results showed Thursday, as the U...
Mongolians vote amid economic woes, anti-coronavirus successJune 24, 2020 GMT
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolians voted in parliamentary elections Wednesday across the vast, lightly populated country, a U...
The Latest: Russia closing its land border with ChinaJanuary 30, 2020 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):
US, others prepare evacuations as virus spreads from ChinaJanuary 28, 2020 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — The United States and several other nations prepared Tuesday to airlift citizens out of a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak that has killed more than 100 people...
Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virusJanuary 27, 2020 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — China expanded its sweeping efforts on Monday to contain a dangerous new virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 81...
Russian soldier kills 8 fellow servicemen in SiberiaOctober 25, 2019 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Defense Ministry says a soldier killed eight of his comrades and wounded two others in a shooting outburst at a base in Siberia before being apprehended...
Putin turns 67, takes birthday break in Siberian mountainsOctober 7, 2019 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has spent the weekend in southern Siberia's mountains...
Inside Bolton’s exit: Mongolia, a mustache, a tweetSeptember 11, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Bolton was in Mongolia.
More than 1,200 miles (1,930 kilometers) away, President Donald Trump orchestrated an image for the world's front pages by becoming the first U...
Texas doctor fights to keep dinosaur skull seized by fedsNovember 21, 2018 GMT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A doctor in Texas with a passion for paleontology is challenging the federal government after authorities seized a 70 million-year-old dinosaur skull from his fossil collection...
APNewsBreak: Army expelled 500 immigrant recruits in 1 yearOctober 12, 2018 GMT
Over the course of 12 months, the U.S. Army discharged more than 500 immigrant enlistees who were recruited across the globe for their language or medical skills and promised a fast track to citizenship in exchange for their service, The Associated Press has found...
New dinosaur looks like odd mix of duck, croc, ostrich, swanDecember 6, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a bill like a duck but teeth like a croc's, a swanlike neck and killer claws, a new dinosaur species uncovered by scientists looks like something Dr...
Despite frigid weather, Mongolians protest worsening smogDecember 26, 2016 GMT
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Hundreds of Mongolians braved frigid weather Monday to stage a protest in the country's capital demanding that the government do more to address worsening air pollution that they fear is sickening their children and shortening their lives...
Dalai Lama: “I have no worries’ about Trump’s electionNovember 23, 2016 GMT
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Wednesday he has "no worries" about Donald Trump's election as U...
Dalai Lama preaches in Mongolia, risking China’s furyNovember 20, 2016 GMT
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — The Dalai Lama preached to thousands of Buddhists in Mongolia despite demands from China that the visit by the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader be scrapped, at a time Mongolia seeks a critical aid package from its powerful neighbor.