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Asian shares fall amid worries over US-China trade, Koreas

May. 22, 2018 11:48 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian indexes were mostly lower on Wednesday as investors shifted their attention to uncertainties over a planned U.S.-North Korea summit after the perk from eased U.S.-China trade tensions faded. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 1.3 percent to 22,661.88, while Australia's...

Navarro clashes with State Department over UAE airline deal

May. 22, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After striking a delicate deal with the United Arab Emirates this month on rules for airline competition, the Trump administration went to war with itself. It's a story of how a wonky aviation pact became a bitter, lobbyist-fueled international incident when Peter Navarro, President...

As summit looms, North Korean media return to angry tone

May. 22, 2018 8:19 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean media stepped up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and joint military exercises with the United States, warning Tuesday that a budding detente could be in danger. State media unleashed three strongly worded commentaries slamming Seoul and Washington for the maneuvers and...

Result of US-China talks: Short-term relief, long-term risks

May. 21, 2018 9:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the short run, a truce in the trade conflict between the United States and China has lightened tensions, halted the immediate threat of U.S. tariffs on China's goods and cheered stock markets. The long-run picture may not be so sunny. The outcome of last weekend's talks upset...

Sudan protests Egyptian serial about terrorists

May. 20, 2018 7:07 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has summoned Egypt's ambassador to complain about a TV series that it says portrays Egyptian terrorists living in the neighboring country. Sudan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement late Saturday that the Ramadan serial, titled "Abu Omar al-Masry," is "insulting to Egyptians living in...

Trusted Xi ally a rising influence on China's foreign policy

May. 19, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is increasingly turning to friend and trusted confidant Wang Qishan to help guide the country's foreign relations as he prepares for a potentially bruising trade fight with the U.S. and competition for leadership in Asia. The 69-year-old Wang was appointed vice...

Beijing showing signs of compromise in trade talks with US

May. 18, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China is sending conciliatory signals as U.S. and Chinese negotiators meet in Washington to try to head off a trade war between the world's two biggest economies. Beijing has dropped an anti-dumping investigation into imported U.S. sorghum, which it had accused the United States of...

Gaza border protests resume as UN calls for inquiry

May. 18, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians resumed their fiery protests at Gaza's border with Israel on Friday as a U.N. human rights body criticized Israel for the "disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force" that killed at least 59 Palestinians earlier this week. Israel condemned the resolution by...

9 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire along Kashmir border

May. 18, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Eight civilians, including an Indian husband and wife and four members of a Pakistani family, were killed when Indian and Pakistani soldiers fired at border posts and villages along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir, officials said Friday. An Indian soldier was also...

China's mass indoctrination camps evoke Cultural Revolution

May. 17, 2018 11:07 PM EDT

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China's new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party. When Bekali, a Kazakh Muslim, refused to...