Headlines from Associated Press & Reuters
'Quad' meets at White House as China looks warily on – (Reuters)
Leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia met on Friday for a summit amid shared concerns about China's growing power and behavior, a meeting expected to yield progress on COVID-19 vaccines, infrastructure and technological cooperation.
Huawei heir apparent prepares for life after three years of Canada court battle – (Reuters)
After being stuck for nearly three years, largely confined to her multi-million-dollar Canadian house in a sought-after neighborhood in Vancouver, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou looks set to <a href="https://www.reuters.com/technology/huawei-cfo-…
Mystery solved: Biden gets proof of family ties to India – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mystery solved. President Joe Biden sat down with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday for important talks about the Indo-Pacific region. But first, the leaders caught up on the president's own family ties to the subcontinent.
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week – (Associated Press)
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out.
US migrant camp closed as Haitians migrants shunted far away – (Reuters)
An impromptu border camp has been emptied of thousands of Haitian migrants, a county judge in Texas said on Friday, as U.S. deportation flights and transport to Mexico has closed a chapter that has roiled U.S. politics over the past week.
Exclusive: White House wants government contractors vaccinated by Dec. 8 – (Reuters)
The White House will announce on Friday that millions of federal contractors must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8 and that the administration will add clauses to future government contracts mandating inoculations, officials told Reuters.
How to tell if Evergrande crisis is spilling beyond China – (Reuters)
Worries surrounding debt-strapped property developer China Evergrande <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/3333.HK" target="_blank">(3333.HK)</a> have put investors on guard for evidence that the crisis may be spilling over into broader markets.
U.S. House passes abortion rights bill, expected to fail in Senate – (Reuters)
The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Friday to protect abortion services against growing Republican-backed state restrictions, including a Texas law that imposes a near-total ban on abortion, but it is unlikely to pass the Senate.
Huawei executive resolves criminal charges in deal with US – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — A top executive of Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies has resolved criminal charges against her as part of a deal with the U.S. Justice Department that could pave the way for her to return to China and that concludes a case that …
Harris 'View' interview delayed, hosts positive for COVID-19 – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris' live interview on “The View” was abruptly delayed Friday after two hosts of the talk show learned they had tested positive for COVID-19 moments before Harris was to join them on the set.
Biden: Budget talks hit 'stalemate,' $3.5T may take a while – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that talks over his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan have hit a “stalemate" in Congress as he made the case for his expansive effort to recast the nation's tax and spending programs and make what he sees as sweep…
Huawei CFO Meng to appear in court, expected to reach agreement with U.S. -source – (Reuters)
Huawei Technologies (HWT.UL) Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou and U.S. prosecutors are expected to appear in court to say they have reached an agreement to resolve charges against her, according to a source familiar with the matter, in a process that shou…
New head of Time's Up pledges openness after Cuomo scandal – (Associated Press)
Almost four years ago, a group of high-profile Hollywood women — producers, agents, movie stars — formed Time’s Up, an ambitious initiative to fight sexual harassment in their own industry and beyond, as the #MeToo reckoning was taking hold.
Biden urges COVID-19 booster shots for those now eligible – (Associated Press)
President Joe Biden on Friday urged those now eligible for boosters of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to get the added protection a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the extra doses for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Amer…
China turns the screws in crypto crackdown – (Reuters)
China intensified a crackdown on cryptocurrency trading on Friday, vowing to root out "illegal" activity in trading of bitcoin and other virtual currencies and issuing a nationwide ban on cryptocurrency mining.
Evergrande's billionaire boss exudes calm amid crisis – (Reuters)
Mingling with power brokers at celebrations to mark the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party on July 1, a beaming Hui Ka Yan showed no signs that his company, China Evergrande <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/3333.HK" target="_blank">(3333.HK)</…
The AP Interview: Hungary committed to contentious LGBT law – (Associated Press)
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The right-wing populist government in Hungary is attracting conservative thinkers from the United States who admire its approaches to migration, LGBT issues and national sovereignty — all matters that have put the country at odds with it…
Officials: All migrants are gone from Texas border camp – (Associated Press)
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — No migrants remained Friday at the Texas border encampment where almost 15,000 people — most of them Haitians — had converged just days earlier seeking asylum, local and federal officials said.
Great Wall of Lights: China’s sea power on Darwin’s doorstep – (Associated Press)
ABOARD THE OCEAN WARRIOR in the eastern Pacific Ocean (AP) — It’s 3 a.m., and after five days plying through the high seas, the Ocean Warrior is surrounded by an atoll of blazing lights that overtakes the nighttime sky.
China Evergrande bondholders in limbo over debt resolution – (Reuters)
China Evergrande slipped toward a kind of limbo on Friday as time ticked away on an interest payment deadline which global markets are watching for signs of default, leaving investors on tenterhooks over the embattled property giant's fate.