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The Latest: Trump arrives at Tokyo palace for banquet

May. 27, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 7:10 p.m. President Donald Trump has arrived at Tokyo's Imperial Palace for a banquet in his honor. The president and first lady Melania Trump are being hosted by the new Emperor Naruhito and his wife, Empress Masako....

World shares advance as centrists lose ground in EU vote

May. 27, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced Monday in Europe after centrists lost ground to pro-business and environmentalist groups in elections for the 28-nation bloc's parliamentary assembly. Germany's DAX climbed 0.5% to 12,066.21 and the CAC 40 in France added 0.3% to 5,332.66. Markets were closed in Britain. With...

Asian shares mixed as markets await news on China-US trade

May. 27, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed early Monday in Asia in the absence of fresh news on the tariffs standoff between the U.S. and China. U.S. markets will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index advanced 0.3% to 21,173.27 after visiting President Donald Trump said he expects a deal...

Iraq offers to mediate in crisis between its allies Iran, US

May. 26, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq offered to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers steadily unravels. Iraqi foreign minister, Mohammed al-Hakim, made the offer Sunday during a joint news conference...

The Latest: Saudi airport targeted by Yemen rebel drone

May. 26, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 5:20 a.m. Saudi Arabia says a bomb-carrying drone launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeted another airport in the kingdom amid a series...

The Latest: Trump to meet Japan's emperor, talk with Abe

May. 26, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local): 2:20 a.m. Monday After a day spent playing golf and watching sumo wrestling, President Donald Trump gets down to more formal business Monday during his trip to Japan. He's set to become the first head of state to meet...

Sumo diplomacy: Abe courts Trump with burgers, golf, more

May. 26, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It was a day of sumo-sized diplomacy. Plenty of world leaders have tried to butter up President Donald Trump with flattery and favors. Japan's Shinzo Abe on Sunday raised the bar for all of them. First Abe treated his friend to a round of golf (with tweeted selfie). Then the prime minister...

US sanctions on Iran felt in Iraqi Shiite tourist districts

May. 26, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — For years, Karar Hussein has sold sweets in his shop near the entrance to one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, accepting whatever currency was offered to him by his clients, many of them religious tourists from neighboring Iran. But lately, when Iranian pilgrims ask about prices, he tells...

The Latest: Trump, in Japan, needles US ally over trade

May. 25, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan. (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Sunday President Donald Trump has begun a state visit to Japan by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. He jokingly tells business leaders at a reception in Tokyo:...

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

May. 25, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying "there's never been a better time" to...