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Trump says he's in no rush to see North Korea give up nukes

Feb. 19, 2019 4:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, but adds he's not in any rush because U.S. relations with Pyongyang are good going into next week's summit. "I have no pressing time schedule," Trump said. Trump said his...

No. 1 Naomi Osaka loses 1st match since splitting from coach

Feb. 19, 2019 3:45 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Naomi Osaka lost her first match since moving up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings — and first since splitting from her coach. The two-time major champion had trouble with her serve and was beaten 6-3, 6-3 by 67th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic at the Dubai Championships in...

Honda to shut plant in Brexit-shaken Britain

Feb. 19, 2019 10:50 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Japanese carmaker Honda plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, a fresh blow to the British economy as it struggles with the uncertainty associated with leaving the European Union next month. The company announced the decision, which will imperil 3,500 jobs and possibly...

Honda Motor says it will close its car factory in western England's Swindon in 2021, with loss of 3,500 jobs

Feb. 19, 2019 3:06 AM EST
TOKYO (AP) — Honda Motor says it will close its car factory in western England's Swindon in 2021, with loss of 3,500 jobs.

Report: Honda to shut UK plant, imperiling 3,500 jobs

Feb. 18, 2019 11:08 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Honda will close a car factory in western England with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs, British media and a local lawmaker said Monday, in another blow to a British economy made jittery by Brexit. Sky News said the Japanese carmaker is to announce Tuesday that the Swindon plant will close in...

Abe mum on Trump's claim of nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

Feb. 18, 2019 7:33 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kept quiet Monday over President Donald Trump's claim that he had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize, but praised him and emphasized he did not deny doing so. Trump's assertion Friday that Abe had nominated him for the honor and sent him a copy of the...

Ichiro back in M's camp at 45 with chance to play at home

Feb. 16, 2019 6:59 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki fluidly went through a variety of stretches on the floor in the Seattle Mariners clubhouse even before going onto the field. Once outside, he smoothly went through fielding, hitting and baserunning drills. At 45 and in spring training again, Suzuki is working toward the...

Trump claims Japan's PM nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize

Feb. 15, 2019 9:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Friday that Japan's prime minister had nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for opening a dialogue with North Korea. Trump also complained about President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize and doubted he would be similarly honored. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...

AP analysis: Hundreds of companies excused from steel tariff

Feb. 15, 2019 12:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President Donald Trump's tough talk on trade, his administration has granted hundreds of companies permission to import millions of tons of steel made in China, Japan and other countries without paying the hefty tariff he put in place to protect U.S. manufacturers and jobs,...

Trump's new trade decision: Impose tariffs on imported cars?

Feb. 15, 2019 5:04 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Sometimes, on a bad night, Brad Strong wakes at 2 a.m. and can't get back to sleep. The insomnia isn't about his family or money or health. It's about tariffs. The Strong family's three car dealerships in Salt Lake City could suffer a significant blow if President Donald Trump proceeds with...