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China Sacks Six Senior Officials At Food And Drug Regulator Over Vaccine Scandal

SHANGHAI – China said on Saturday it has sacked six senior officials at its food and drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng...

Taiwans President Lauds Belize Amid Dwindling Support

BELMOPAN – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen thanked the government of Belize on Friday for backing Taiwan’s claim to independence from China for 29 years....

China Complains About Pentagon Report Says It Is Pure Guesswork

BEIJING – China’s Defence Ministry has lodged a complaint with the United States about a Pentagon report that said China’s military was likely training...

Quake Rattles Southern Costa Rica Panama No Damage Reported

SAN JOSE – A magnitude 6.0 quake struck southern Costa Rica on Friday, close to the border with Panama, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no...

Un Chief Suggests Options For Improved Palestinian Protection

UNITED NATIONS – The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N....

Venezuelans Rush To Shop Fill Tanks Before Monetary Overhaul

CARACAS/MARACAIBO – Jittery Venezuelans on Friday rushed to shops and lined up at gas stations on concerns that a monetary overhaul to lop off five zeros from...

Chinas Top Diplomat Says Cooperation With Iran To Continue Xinhua

– China will continue its cooperation and relations with Iran, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, citing a statement from Chinese State Councillor Wang...

Venezuelans Rush To Shops Before Monetary Overhaul

CARACAS/MARACAIBO – Jittery Venezuelans on Friday rushed to shops and formed long lines in preparation for a monetary overhaul that will remove five zeros from...

In Northeast Nigerian Camp One In 200 Young Children Died Over Two Weeks

ABUJA – More than one of every 200 children aged under five at a camp in northeast Nigeria died in just two weeks in early August, according to Reuters...

Trump Asks Sec To Mull Half-year Corporate Filings

– U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to study the impact of allowing companies to file reports...