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World shares waver ahead of Trump-Xi meet at Osaka G-20

Jun. 24, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares wobbled Monday as investors watched for movement in the China-U.S. trade dispute ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping planned for later this week in Osaka, Japan, at the Group of 20 summit. Oil prices rose as uncertainties over U.S. tensions with Iran...

Protesters block Hong Kong building access, plan new action

Jun. 24, 2019 3:54 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters fearing an erosion of Hong Kong's legal autonomy blocked access to a government office building for nearly two hours Monday and plan more demonstrations to draw the attention of leaders attending the G-20 summit this week. About 100 demonstrators jammed the entryway and lobby of...

China says US-China trade teams in contact ahead of G-20

Jun. 24, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators are in contact on ways of resolving disputes ahead of an expected meeting between their heads of state at the G-20 summit in Japan later this week, a Chinese official said Monday. The sides were seeking to "consolidate the important consensus reached...

North Korea says Kim received 'excellent' letter from Trump

Jun. 23, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an "excellent" letter, the North's state-run news agency reported Sunday, quoting Kim as saying he would "seriously contemplate" the content. The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said Trump sent a letter...

ASEAN leaders call for restraint amid sea row, US-China rift

Jun. 23, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday pressed their call for self-restraint in the disputed South China Sea and renewed their alarm over the U.S.-China trade war, with one leader warning it may spiral out of control. The long-raging territorial conflicts and the protracted dispute between the...

Afghan leaders begin peace summit in Pakistan

Jun. 22, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of Afghan political leaders attended a peace conference in neighboring Pakistan on Saturday to pave the way for further Afghan-to-Afghan dialogue. The conference is to be followed by meetings and working sessions over the next two days, all of which come in the run-up to Afghan...

US-China trade war, sea row in ASEAN summit spotlight

Jun. 22, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders will commit to conclude a long-delayed regional trade pact this year despite lingering odds to fend off risks from a protracted U.S.-China trade war when they gather for a weekend summit in Thailand. The Chinese sinking of a Philippine boat, which endangered 22...

The Latest: Trump says he's in 'no hurry' to strike Iran

Jun. 22, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on The United States and Iran's tensions over the shoot-down of a massive U.S. drone (all times local): 8:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he abruptly called off the military strikes on Iran Thursday because the likely deaths of 150 Iranians would have been out of proportion...

S&P 500 notches 3rd straight weekly gain after wobbly day

Jun. 21, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

Wall Street finished a milestone-setting week on a downbeat note Friday after a late flurry of selling nudged stocks lower, ending the market's four-day winning streak. Even with the modest losses the market delivered its third straight weekly gain, with the benchmark S&P 500 index hovering just below its...

Europeans urge US, Iran to step back from confrontation

Jun. 21, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European leaders are being guarded in their responses to the deepening tensions between the United States and Iran, urging both sides to step back from confrontation. Influential European countries have for months been steering a delicate path between Washington and Tehran, ever since...