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ASEAN leaders hold summit with Myanmar’s general shut out

Oct. 24, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders are meeting this week for their annual summit where Myanmar’s top general, whose forces seized power in February and shattered one of Asia’s most phenomenal democratic transitions, has been shut out for refusing to take steps to end...

UK says time running out for solution in Brexit trade talks

Oct. 23, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government tried Saturday to speed up the pace of talks to resolve post-Brexit trade troubles with the European Union, saying the two sides remain far apart and time is running out to bridge the gap. U.K. and EU negotiators have met in Brussels...

Myanmar upset its military leader barred from regional meet

Oct. 22, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military-installed government on Friday sharply challenged a pronouncement by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations barring its leader from from attending the regional bloc's summit next week. Myanmar said the declaration, issued by...

Pakistan's FM says country will boost trade with Afghanistan

Oct. 21, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister on Thursday said his country will keep its border with Afghanistan open around the clock to support bilateral trade and the new Taliban-led government. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi made the announcement...

US blocks tomato imports from Mexican farm over labor abuses

Oct. 21, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States ordered a halt Thursday to imports of tomatoes from a Mexican farming company and its subsidiaries for what officials said was abusive treatment of workers that amounts to forced labor. Customs and Border Protection issued an order...

Official: US at turning point in dealing with Myanmar crisis

Oct. 21, 2021 04:42 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The United States is at a turning point in deciding how to handle the crisis in military-ruled Myanmar, weighing further political and economic steps to pressure the government to change its behavior, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. ...

UK, New Zealand approve trade deal; hope it opens more doors

Oct. 21, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain and New Zealand have agreed on a trade deal that eliminates tariffs on a wide range of goods as the U.K. expands economic links around the world following its exit from the European Union. The deal was cemented late Wednesday in a conference call...

UK, New Zealand approve trade deal; hope it opens more doors

Oct. 20, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain agreed to a trade deal with New Zealand on Wednesday, eliminating tariffs on a wide range of goods as the U.K. seeks to expand economic links around the world following its exit from the European Union. The deal was cemented in a conference call...

France to announce sanctions amid fishing dispute with UK

Oct. 20, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France will announce potential sanctions over energy prices and trade “by the end of the week” in its fishing dispute with the United Kingdom, the government spokesman said Wednesday. France vehemently protested the decision last month by the U.K. and...

Crowds outside Myanmar's prisons greet freed detainees

Oct. 19, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Crowds gathered Tuesday outside prisons around Myanmar, waiting for at least a glimpse of friends and relatives who were being freed under an amnesty for people arrested for protesting against military rule. The head of the army-installed government,...