China upset as U.S. sanctions firm tied to North Korea nuclear program
China said on Tuesday it was opposed to any country using its own laws to carry out "long arm jurisdiction", after the United States sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery wholesaler tied to North Korea's nuclear program. The U.S. Treasury said it was sanctioning Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development Co and four of its executives, including the firm's founder, Ma Xiaohong, under U.S. regulations targeting proliferators of weapons of mass destruction. It accused the firm of acting on behalf of North Korea's Korea Kwangson Banking Corp (KKBC), which has been under U.S. and U.N. sanctions for supporting proliferation of such weapons.
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Responding to Trump, China says committed to Korea stabilityBEIJING (AP) ? China said Tuesday it is making every effort to ensure stability on the Korean Peninsula, responding to implications from U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump that it isn't putting enough pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program.
Charlotte City Council blasted over police shooting reaction
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) ? Angry Charlotte residents verbally lashed City Council members for hours, complaining about what they called unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who have failed to force change as the city marked a week of protests since a police officer fatally shot a black man.
Shuttered South African universities seek end to protestsJOHANNESBURG (AP) ? Some South African universities that have closed because of student protests for free education are warning that they might not be able to complete the academic year if unrest persists.
Hard-line former president of Iran won't seek re-electionTEHRAN, Iran (AP) ? An adviser to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's former hard-line president, says the politician won't seek re-election in next year's presidential vote after apparently being discouraged by the country's supreme leader.
WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people
GENEVA (AP) ? More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and other problems, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
Football: Asian congress scrapped after FIFA protest vote
An Asian football congress was scrapped after just 20 minutes on Tuesday as members rejected its agenda in protest at FIFA barring a Qatari official from elections to its powerful new council. Asian Football Confederation (AFC) delegates flew from all over the region to a luxury hotel in Goa, India to elect three new members to the FIFA Council, only for the extraordinary congress to be declared closed after just 20 minutes. The 42-1 vote against adopting the congress's agenda will be seen as a rebuke to FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who was among those present at the short-lived gathering.
Over 90% of world breathing bad air: WHO
Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year. New data in a report from the UN's global health body "is enough to make all of us extremely concerned," Maria Neira, the head of the WHO's department of public health and environment, told reporters. "It is a public health emergency," she said.
'Dramatic slowing' seen in global tradeGENEVA (AP) ? The World Trade Organization is decrying a "dramatic slowing of trade growth" as it revises downward its projections, saying trade is now on track this year to grow at the slowest pace since 2009.