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The Latest: McConnell: US not trying to start war with Iran

Jun. 18, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on developments as the U.S. and Iran edge toward a flashpoint amid escalation in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Trump administration is "certainly not trying to start a war with Iran." The Kentucky Republican...

Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets slump

May. 23, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long trade dispute. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue...

The Latest: China tariffs to cost average US household $831

May. 23, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on trade tensions between the United States and China (all times local): 8 p.m. The New York Federal Reserve estimates that the Trump administration's latest round of tariff hikes on Chinese goods will cost the typical U.S. household $831 a year. President Donald Trump has...

Canada delegation pressing China on detained Canadians

May. 21, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian delegation in China is pressing Chinese officials to free two detained Canadians but there has been no contact between the two nations' leaders or foreign ministers despite the worst relations between Ottawa and Beijing since the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. Adam...

Iran's top diplomat presses efforts to save nuclear deal

May. 17, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister traveled Friday to China on his Asian tour aimed at keeping world markets open to Tehran amid an intense sanctions campaign from the U.S. as tensions across the Persian Gulf remain high. Concerns about a possible conflict have flared since the White House ordered...

China, Iran foreign ministers meet amid Middle East tensions

May. 17, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Iran's foreign minister praised his country's relations with China during talks with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing amid heightened tensions and efforts by Tehran to keep its world markets open following the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Mohammad Javad Zarif met Frriday...

China 'has no interest' in joining US-Russia nuclear deal

May. 13, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says his country isn't interested in negotiating a nuclear arms control treaty with the United States and Russia. Wang was in Russia's Sochi for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday, a day before U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is...

Correction: United Nations-China-Uighurs Story

Apr. 30, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a story April 29, The Associated Press erroneously reported that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres raised the plight of Uighurs with China's President Xi Jinping. He raised their plight with "Chinese authorities." A corrected version of the story is below: UN: UN chief raised...