Congo says Ebola cases have reached 30, warns against rumors

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s Ministry of Health says the number of confirmed Ebola cases has reached 30, including 8 deaths in the 3 affected health zones in the country’s Equateur province. The ministry on Thursday gave the toll after surveillance teams in the capital, Kinshasa, were deployed along the Congo River to monitor people coming…

China regrets closing of door to US after 'disinvited' from drill

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Defence Ministry expressed regret on Thursday after the United States withdrew an invitation to China to attend a major U.S.-hosted naval drill, saying that closing the door does not help promote mutual trust and cooperation. Chinese and U.S. flags are set up for a meeting during a visit by U.S. Secretary…

China May Be Happy at Dimming Prospects for a Trump-Kim Meeting

China May Be Happy at Dimming Prospects for a Trump-Kim Meeting ImageThe North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, left, and President Xi Jinping of China this month in Dalian, China, where the two seemed more friendly than in a previous meeting.CreditKorean Central News Agency, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Jane Perlez May 24, 2018…

China says no reason found for US staffer's sonic condition

BEIJING — No explanation has yet been found for a U.S. government employee’s report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, China said Thursday, as the incident in southern Guangzhou city recalled the experiences of illness-stricken American diplomats in Cuba. “China is already conducting a careful investigation, and we have already given the U.S. preliminary…

China calls US withdrawal of drills invite 'unconstructive'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi shake hands following a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) More BEIJING (AP) — China’s Defense Ministry is criticizing Washington’s withdrawal of an invitation for it to participate in a multinational naval…

China says has not found any clues regarding US sonic incident

FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang answers questions about a major bus accident in North Korea, during a news conference in Beijing, China April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo More BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it had not found any clues to what had happened after an American citizen…

Trump's Tariff Threat Vexes Global Auto Makers

Toyota’s most popular vehicle in the U.S. is the RAV4 SUV, which isn’t made at any of its U.S. factories. Photo: Wang Ying/Zuma Press By Sean McLain in Nagoya, Japan and Sean McLain The Wall Street Journal Biography @McLainSean sean.mclain@wsj.com Trefor Moss in Shanghai Trefor Moss The Wall Street Journal Biography @Trefor1 Google+ Trefor.Moss@wsj.com Updated…

China, Japan protest US probe into need for auto tariffs

BEIJING — China and Japan both condemned Thursday the Trump administration’s decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States. China’s Commerce Ministry said Beijing would “firmly defend” its rights and interests against what it called the Trump administration’s abuse of national security…

North Korea expected to close nuclear test site, despite squabbles

TOKYO — North Korea is expected to blow up its nuclear testing site Thursday afternoon, in a gesture designed to show it is still willing to embark on a diplomatic journey with the United States despite the recent ructions. The North Korean regime took a group of foreign journalists to the Punggye-ri nuclear testing site…