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Syria: Everyone else's battleground, in both war and peace

Sep. 25, 2018 3:45 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As world leaders talk peace at the U.N. this week, the people of Idlib cling to fragile hope that diplomacy will avert a blowout battle over Syria's last rebel stronghold. Yet diplomacy hasn't served Syria well so far. Those same world powers trying to negotiate a peaceful outcome in...

China official says talks impossible with 'US holding knife'

Sep. 25, 2018 3:28 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China cannot hold talks with Washington on ending their escalating trade dispute while the United States "holds a knife" to Beijing's neck by imposing tariff hikes, a Chinese official said Tuesday. The warning came after the Chinese government released a report that accused President Donald...

College players getting on court education at World Cup

Sep. 25, 2018 2:58 AM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Kitija Laksa and Digna Strautmane, along with about a half dozen other college players, are getting quite the education on the court playing against the best players at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. All of them hope to bring their experiences back to school...

Trump and Macron: Realism replaces unlikely bromance

Sep. 25, 2018 2:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump aren't as chummy as they used to be. When the two men met Monday in New York, they shook hands lightly and got down to business. They agreed to disagree on Iran's nuclear program and Trump's crackdown on global trade,...

Messy domestic politics overshadow Trump's address to UN

Sep. 25, 2018 1:44 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump charged into office on the resonance of his aggressive "America First" agenda, but now, as he returns to the pinnacle of global diplomacy, he can't escape the growing shadows of domestic political troubles. Between promoting the wisdom of his rapprochement with...

Asian stocks mixed on US-China trade worries

Sep. 25, 2018 1:30 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after a Chinese government report accusing the Trump administration of bullying other countries, dampening hopes for a settlement in their escalating tariff war. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.8 percent to 2,776.33 and Tokyo's Nikkei...

Asian stocks lower on US-China trade worries

Sep. 25, 2018 12:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday after a Chinese government report accusing the Trump administration of bullying other countries dampened hopes for a settlement in their escalating tariff war. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.8 percent to 2,775.91 and Sydney's...

UN to caution against populism in high-level week

Sep. 25, 2018 12:43 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to paint a grim picture of the state of the world when leaders open their annual meeting on Tuesday, spotlighting the breakdown of trust around the globe and the need to counter unilateralism and reinvigorate international cooperation...

Japan preschools using tablets to prep tots for digital age

Sep. 25, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

YOSHIKAWA, Japan (AP) — It's drawing time at this suburban nursery school in Japan, but instead of crayons, tiny fingers are tapping on colors on iPad screens and taking selfies. Digital schooling has arrived in this nation long known for its zealous commitment to "three R's" education. Coby Preschool, in...

Today in History

Sep. 25, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 25, the 268th day of 2018. There are 97 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 25, 1981, Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court. On this date: In 1513, Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa crossed the...