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World shares advance after Fed signals it will ease support

Sep. 23, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

World shares were mostly higher Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled it may begin easing its extraordinary support measures for the U.S. economy later this year. Benchmarks rose in Paris, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and most other markets. U.S. futures were higher....

Dye's Whistling Straits gives Ryder Cup a seaside links feel

Sep. 23, 2021 03:32 AM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The late, great Pete Dye had a ready reply whenever critics screamed one of his course designs was over the top. “Golfers,” Dye scoffed, “would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flag on top.” So when the world’s...

Tensions grow as US, allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement

Sep. 23, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European strategy for greater engagement in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S. and its allies are becoming growingly assertive in their approach toward a...

'Grow up': UK's Johnson says world must face climate change

Sep. 22, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told world leaders at the United Nations on Wednesday night that humanity has to “grow up” and tackle climate change, saying humans must stop trashing the planet like a teenager on a bender. Johnson is due to host a major United...

US-French spat seems to simmer down after Biden-Macron call

Sep. 22, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The most significant rift in decades between the United States and France seemed on the mend Wednesday after French President Emmanuel Macron and President Joe Biden got on the phone Wednesday to smooth things over. In a half-hour call that the White House...

UK coroner asks for public inquiry into Novichok poisonings

Sep. 22, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A coroner presiding over an inquest into the death of British woman who was poisoned by a Soviet-developed nerve agent after an attack targeting a Russian ex-spy said Wednesday that she wants the probe to be turned into a public inquiry so she can examine Russia's possible...

The Latest: Fleetwood moves on after breakup of 'Moliwood'

Sep. 22, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup, the golf showdown between the United States and Europe (all times CDT): ___ 1 p.m. Batman without Robin, Frick without Frack, peanut butter without jelly. ...

UK's Johnson concedes US trade deal not in the offing

Sep. 22, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson conceded Wednesday that a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. was not imminent as he voiced confidence that the decades-long U.S. ban on imports of British lamb would be lifted. A day after President Joe Biden...

The Latest: Ethnic tensions threaten Bosnia's integrity

Sep. 22, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: ___ The chair of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s presidency called upon the United Nations to uphold its commitment to human rights, citing ethnic inequality within his own country. Željko...

DraftKings makes $22.4 billion bid for UK's Entain

Sep. 22, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

The British betting company Entain has confirmed a takeover bid worth about $22.4 billion (16.4 billion pounds) from DraftKings as online gambling companies seek inroads into physical betting sites and vice versa. Entain's stock surged nearly 6% Wednesday on the London...