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Philippine official praises China's ruling Communist Party

Mar. 20, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Philippine foreign secretary heaped praise on China's ruling Communist Party during a visit to Beijing on Wednesday, underscoring the growing distance between the Philippines and its ally partner the United States as China's regional political and economic influence rises. Teodoro Locsin...

World markets mostly lower as investors await Fed report

Mar. 20, 2019 4:43 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Europe early Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement, after a lackluster day of trading in Asia. Germany's DAX sank 0.8 percent to 11,695.08 and the CAC 40 in France gave up 0.1 percent to 5,418.15. Britain's FTSE 100 slipped less than 0.1...

Philippines seizes drugs in upscale area, arrests 4 Chinese

Mar. 20, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said Wednesday that they have seized methamphetamine concealed in tea wrappers and biscuit cans in their second-largest drug haul this year in a sign of how the problem has persisted despite the president's bloody anti-drug crackdown. Three Chinese...

Italy to join China's Belt and Road initiative over US worry

Mar. 20, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Premier Giuseppe Conte pledged Tuesday to make Italy the first Group of Seven nation to join China's ambitious Belt and Road initiative, despite objections from the United States and concerns within his governing coalition. Speaking to parliament, Conte said that Italy's signing of a...

Vatican makes overtures on eve of Italy visit by China's Xi

Mar. 20, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is greeting the visit to Italy of Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week with a new round of overtures and says the "door is always open" to dialogue. Italian media have been speculating for days about the possibility of a meeting between Xi and Pope Francis during...

Asian markets trend lower, tracking Wall St losses

Mar. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Markets in Asia are mostly lower after a lackluster day of trading on Wall Street. Mixed signals on the progress of China-U.S. trade talks also revived caution in Chinese markets. The Shanghai Composite lost 1 percent to 3,059.17 in early trading Wednesday and Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.5...

High-level US and China trade talks to resume next week

Mar. 19, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. trade and economic officials will visit China late next week for another round of negotiations, a White House official said Tuesday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will lead the delegation, Trump administration officials said....

Global markets recover as focus turns towards Fed decision

Mar. 19, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets recovered their poise Tuesday after a lackluster session in Asia as investors digested the latest bout of Brexit uncertainty and prepared for a key U.S. Federal Reserve meeting. In Europe, France's CAC 40 rose 0.5 percent to 5,440, while Germany's DAX climbed 1 percent to...

Police: Real estate agent raped woman who was house hunting

Mar. 19, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Police have arrested a real estate agent who they say raped a woman who came from China to look at houses in Florida last year. The Orlando Sentinel reports 38-year-old Wentworth Huang Wang was arrested Sunday. He's charged with three counts of sexual battery. A police affidavit...

Germany launches auction for 5G network frequencies

Mar. 19, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany began auctioning frequencies for the future super-fast 5G network on Tuesday, amid frustration over conditions imposed by authorities and questions over whether China's Huawei can supply equipment. The auction, launched by the Federal Network Agency, is expected to last several weeks...