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Markets Right Now: Stocks open sharply lower on trade fears

May. 23, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are falling at the open on Wall Street as investors worry about an apparent stalemate in trade talks between the U.S. and China. A spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that China is open to...

Analysis: Iran supreme leader comments signal strategy shift

May. 23, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — For years, Iran's supreme leader only criticized the West over Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Now, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is publicly chastising the country's elected president and his foreign minister as the accord unravels amid heightened tensions with the...

10 Things to Know for Today

May. 23, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. 'VIOLENT TORNADO' TOUCHES DOWN IN MISSOURI CAPITAL The twister wreaks heavy damage in Jefferson City as severe weather sweeps across the state, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the...

China has more weapons in US tariff war - but do they work?

May. 23, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Looking for ways to hit back at Washington as a tariff fight escalates, President Xi Jinping and his economy czar visited a Chinese factory that processes rare earths - exotic minerals used in electric cars, mobile phones and other technology. Rare earths are "an important strategic...

Seeking more respect, superstar Hegerberg out of World Cup

May. 23, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

With a no-nonsense look etched on her face, Ada Hegerberg stares straight into the camera and says: "Now it's time for action." It's fitting the Norwegian superstar was chosen as the face of a recently launched campaign aimed at improving the profile and standards in women's soccer. Not just because, as the first...

AP sources: Pentagon proposing troop buildup in the Mideast

May. 23, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats , U.S. officials said. The officials said no final decision has been made yet, and it's not clear if the...

Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

May. 23, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. and increasing pressure from Washington. Tensions have soared in the Mideast recently as the White House earlier this month sent an...

China says door open to trade talks, but slams tech controls

May. 23, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China held the door open to resuming talks in the tariff war with Washington on Thursday, but lashed out at limits on access to key technologies that it said might hurt global supply chains. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China hopes to restart the talks that broke down earlier this...

World shares sink as US-China spat takes center stage

May. 23, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets fell sharply Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes. Private surveys, meanwhile, showed continued weakness in the eurozone economy in May, with a slowdown in manufacturing and services. France's...

The Latest: Official: Beijing open to trade talks with US

May. 23, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on trade tensions between the United States and China (all times local): 6:10 p.m. China's foreign ministry says the country is open to resuming trade talks with the U.S., but sincerity and mutual respect are needed. Spokesman Lu Kang said Thursday that China hopes for a restart...