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World shares advance after meager gains on Wall Street

Dec. 6, 2019 3:58 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced in Europe and Asia on Friday after a wobbly session on Wall Street, as investors awaited a U.S. government jobs report and kept an eye out for developments in China-U.S. trade talks. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.5% to 7,171.45, while the CAC 40 in Paris advanced 0.3% to...

Hong Kong police sound alarm over homemade explosives

Dec. 6, 2019 3:04 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's much-maligned police force provided a rare behind-the-scenes look Friday at its bomb disposal squad to show the potentially deadly destructive force of homemade explosives seized during months of protests that have shaken the Chinese territory. In a demonstration for media...

7 dead, 13 injured in China fireworks factory explosion

Dec. 5, 2019 11:55 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in central China say seven people have been killed and 13 injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in Hunan province. The Liuyang city government says the blast occurred Wednesday morning due to ‘’ïllegal production.'' Such accidents are common,...

Asian shares advance after meager gains on Wall Street

Dec. 5, 2019 11:22 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares swung higher in Asia on Friday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street as investors awaited a U.S. government jobs report and kept an eye out for developments in China-U.S. trade talks. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.7% to 26,401.47, while the Nikkei 225 in Japan picked up...

Injured journalist seeks answers from Hong Kong police

Dec. 5, 2019 10:14 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — More than two months after being blinded in one eye by what she believes was a projectile fired by riot police, Indonesian video journalist Veby Mega Indah is still seeking answers. On Sept. 29, Indah was among a group of reporters covering one of the hundreds of clashes between armed...

US trade gap narrows as imports fall amid China conflict

Dec. 5, 2019 5:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in October as imports fell faster than exports. The politically sensitive trade gap with China dropped. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the gap between what America sells and what it buys abroad dropped 7.6% to $47.2 billion in October. Imports...

US likely to hit China over human rights despite trade talks

Dec. 5, 2019 4:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to hand President Donald Trump a second chance in less than a month to anger the Chinese government and attack its record on human rights as he tries to deliver a long-sought trade deal with Beijing. Members of the Senate said Thursday that they expect to quickly and...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end a wobbly day slightly higher

Dec. 5, 2019 4:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are ending a wobbly day slightly higher on Wall Street as traders wait for more news on trade talks between the U.S. and China. Gains for technology companies and banks outweighed losses in energy and other...

Putin offers US an immediate extension to key nuclear pact

Dec. 5, 2019 2:47 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin offered Thursday to immediately extend the only remaining nuclear arms reduction pact with the United States, but a senior U.S. official said Washington wants a broader deal involving China. Speaking at a meeting with military officials, Putin said that Russia...

Trade-related relief payments cushion some Kentucky farmers

Dec. 5, 2019 1:30 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — International trade uncertainty looms over Kentucky's farm economy, which was able to maintain stable income levels with a boost from government relief payments offered to farmers hit hard by low commodity prices caused by the trade conflict with China, agricultural economists said...