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Stocks close lower on Wall Street ahead of tariff deadline

Dec. 10, 2019 4:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing slightly lower on Wall Street following reports that the U.S. may delay a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods . The tariffs are supposed to take effect Dec. 15, and they threaten to raise prices of cellphones, laptops and other popular products for U.S. shoppers. Major...

World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

Dec. 10, 2019 12:27 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Global commerce will lose its ultimate umpire Tuesday, leaving countries unable to reach a final resolution of disputes at the World Trade Organization and instead facing what critics call “the law of the jungle.’’ The United States, under a president who favors a...

Global stocks sink ahead of US tariff deadline

Dec. 10, 2019 8:14 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets around the world fell sharply Tuesday as nervous investors watched a rapidly approaching deadline for more U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. Markets also have their eyes on American and European interest rate decisions coming this week and the outcome of Britain's general...

AP Interview: Taiwan may help if Hong Kong violence expands

Dec. 10, 2019 7:47 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s top diplomat said Tuesday that his government stands with Hong Kong citizens pushing for “freedom and democracy,” and would help those displaced from the semi-autonomous Chinese city if Beijing intervenes with greater force to quell the protests. Speaking...

Stories of injured, missing in New Zealand volcano eruption

Dec. 10, 2019 6:27 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Officials say 47 people from New Zealand, United States, Australia, Germany, Britain, China and Malaysia were on a New Zealand volcanic island when it suddenly erupted. Of those, dozens were killed, injured or are missing. Details are scarce because conditions on the island...

Taiwan FM tells AP his government would aid those fleeing Hong Kong if China intervenes

Dec. 10, 2019 6:10 AM EST
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan FM tells AP his government would aid those fleeing Hong Kong if China intervenes.

China's electric car sales slump, squeezing automakers

Dec. 10, 2019 6:05 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Looking for a new car, Yang Zhibo considered an electric but balked at prices that are thousands of dollars higher after Beijing wound down multibillion-dollar subsidies that made China the biggest market for the technology. The 27-year-old employee of a beverage distributor picked a...

China's auto sales sink 5.4% in November

Dec. 10, 2019 4:43 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales sank 5.4% in November from a year ago, putting the industry's biggest global market on track to shrink for a second year, an industry group reported Tuesday. Drivers bought just over 2 million SUVs, sedans and minivans, according to the China Association of Automobile...

China hints at national security trials for 2 Canadians

Dec. 10, 2019 4:16 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China is hinting at upcoming trials for two Canadian citizens held for a year on vague national security charges in what is widely believed to be an attempt to pressure Canada to release Meng Wanzhou, a top executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying...

Hong Kong police defuse bombs designed 'to kill and to maim'

Dec. 10, 2019 3:41 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police said they defused two large homemade bombs packed with nails and designed “to kill and to maim people" in the latest reported seizure of weaponry during six months of anti-government protests that have shaken the city. Police said the bombs found Monday evening...