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Asian markets down as trade war heats up

Jun. 17, 2018 11:49 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday amid worries about trade tensions as the U.S. and China both started putting tariffs in motion. China and Hong Kong markets were closed for a national holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index dropped 0.8 percent to 22,662.68 in...

The Latest: Ex-rebels want to meet with new Colombia leader

Jun. 17, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The latest on Colombia's presidential election (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Demobilized members of Colombia's once biggest rebel group say they want to meet with President-elect Ivan Duque to discuss implementation of the nation's peace accord. Ex-guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono...

Conservative wins Colombia's presidency in divisive election

Jun. 17, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Ivan Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former president, was elected Colombia's next leader Sunday after promising to roll back a fragile peace accord that has divided the South American nation. Duque captured almost 54 percent of the vote, putting him 12 points...

Early election results: Conservative critic of Colombia's peace accord ahead in presidential vote

Jun. 17, 2018 5:28 PM EDT
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Early election results: Conservative critic of Colombia's peace accord ahead in presidential vote.

Border lake backdrops sealing of Greece, Macedonia name deal

Jun. 17, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

PSARADES, Greece (AP) — The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia endorsed an agreement to resolve a long fight over the Macedonia name Sunday during a signing ceremony filled with history and symbolism. The Greek village of Psarades, located on the shores of Great Prespa Lake, was picked for the...

The Latest: Top teams have trouble winning at World Cup

Jun. 17, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Parity has come to the World Cup. Five of the top six nations in the FIFA rankings have played, and none has won. Only two of the top dozen teams have victories. Top-ranked Germany lost to No. 15 Mexico, second-ranked Brazil...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump misrepresents North Korea's actions

Jun. 17, 2018 2:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is falsely crediting his Singapore summit with the destruction of missile launch sites in North Korea. No such action has been announced by the North Koreans. Trump tweeted Sunday in response to criticisms last week from Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the Senate...

Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

Jun. 17, 2018 12:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The suspect in a taxi crash near Red Square that injured two Mexican soccer fans and six other pedestrians as Russia hosts the World Cup told interrogators he fell asleep at the wheel, Moscow city police said Sunday. The police released a video of an interrogation session with a man the...

Afghan bomber kills 19, Taliban rejects cease-fire extension

Jun. 17, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 19 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a holiday cease-fire. The Taliban later rejected an extension of the...

Migration fight shakes German govt as Merkel, ally face off

Jun. 17, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's interior minister insisted that his party has no intention of bringing down Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government, amid uncertainty Sunday over chances of a solution to a bitter standoff over migration. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is calling for Germany to turn back at...