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The Latest: Arab League chief tells Iranians to 'be careful'

Jun. 15, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The head of the Arab League is calling on the Iranians to "be careful and reverse course." Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit noted after meeting with U.N....

Oil surges on Mideast tanker incident, stocks rise

Jun. 13, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks mostly rose Thursday and energy prices surged after two oil tankers suffered a suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman, raising tensions over a key trade route for crude. The price of Brent crude oil, the international standard, jumped nearly 4% to $62.24 a barrel on the news. ...

US gift to China questions enforcement of N. Korea sanctions

Jun. 11, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The meeting between acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Chinese counterpart began with all the hallmarks of a routine staged and scripted session between two uneasy rivals. First came the posed photo, as the two men shook hands with broad smiles in front of their nations'...

Australian PM: WTO needs mending to keep up with the times

Jun. 7, 2019 5:39 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday that the World Trade Organization needs mending to keep up with the times. Morrison said many leaders attending the Group of 20 summit in Osaka later this month share the view. "There is a strong consensus about the need to modernize the...

World stocks advance ahead of European Central Bank update

Jun. 6, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks were climbing again Thursday on expectations that the European Central Bank may signal stronger support for the economy even if it leaves key policies unchanged. Britain's FTSE 100 was 0.7% higher at 7,270 in midday trading and the DAX in Germany also added 0.7% to 12,062....

Kentucky man convicted of leaking Singapore HIV patient data

Jun. 6, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A federal jury in Kentucky has convicted a man of leaking a database of HIV patients from the Singapore government. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports jurors returned the verdict Tuesday for Mikhy Farrera-Brochez of Winchester after a two-day trial in U.S. District Court in...

Asian stocks mixed after Trump threatens Mexico tariffs

Jun. 5, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday as traders kept a close watch on impending U.S. tariffs on Mexico while trade talks with Beijing remained at a standstill. Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 0.3% to 20,832.46 while the Shanghai Composite index lost 0.5% to 2,848.34. The benchmark in...

Kim's sister back in public eye at North Korea's mass games

Jun. 4, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a public event in Pyongyang for the first time in more than 50 days, casting further doubt on media speculation that he had ordered her to lay low over the failed nuclear summit with Washington. North Korea's...

World markets wobble as US, China trade jibes over trade

Jun. 3, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets mostly fell on Monday as surveys of manufacturers showed business confidence crumbling as the United States and China spar over trade and technology. Germany's DAX fell 0.3% to 11,695 while the CAC 40 in France also lost 0.2%, to 5,195. The FTSE 100 in Britain gave up...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jun. 3, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...