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Asian stocks climb, lifted by upbeat talk on China-US trade

Oct. 22, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday after upbeat comments from President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China. The Kospi in South Korea led gains, climbing 1.2% to 2,090.77, helped by gains in technology companies overnight on Wall...

Canada's Trudeau appears set to win 2nd term

Oct. 22, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared set to win a second term in Canada's national elections Monday, delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that cast doubt on his judgment and tarnished his image as a liberal icon. Trudeau's Liberal...

Asian stocks climb, lifted by upbeat talk on China-US trade

Oct. 22, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares are gaining in Asia after upbeat comments from President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China. The Kospi in South Korea led gains, jumping 1.3% to 2,090.88, thanks to gains in technology companies overnight on Wall Street. Australia's...

US diplomat drawn into Trump's Ukraine effort set to testify

Oct. 22, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — William Taylor has emerged as an unlikely central player in the events that are at the heart of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The retired career civil servant was tapped to run the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine after the administration abruptly ousted the ambassador. He...

'Just too much': Meet the uber-rich who want a wealth tax

Oct. 22, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the grand vacation homes of Newport Beach were empty on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, Molly Munger decided it was time for the U.S. to consider taxing wealth. As her family's boat moved through the harbor a few years ago, Munger, whose father is a billionaire investor, saw that...

Bolivia says Morales near outright victory, unrest spreads

Oct. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Rioting broke out in parts of Bolivia among opponents of President Evo Morales after electoral authorities announced that a resumed vote count put the leader close to avoiding a runoff in his bid for a fourth term. Protesters set fire to regional offices of the electoral body in the...

Democrats' 2020 race has a new shadow: Hillary Clinton

Oct. 22, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

Some Democrats are putting up caution signs for Hillary Clinton as she wades back into presidential politics by casting 2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard as a "Russian asset," mocking President Donald Trump's dealings with a foreign leader and drawing counterattacks from both. Bernie Sanders, who lost the 2016...

4 South Koreans arrested over break-in at US envoy compound

Oct. 22, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea police have formally arrested four anti-American students who broke into the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul while protesting the Trump administration's demands for the country to pay more to help cover the costs of keeping U.S. troops there. The Seoul Central...

One of Europe's last wild rivers is in danger of being tamed

Oct. 22, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

ALONG THE VJOSA RIVER (AP) — Under a broad plane tree near Albania's border with Greece, Jorgji Ilia fills a battered flask from one of the Vjosa River's many springs. "There is nothing else better than the river," the retired schoolteacher says. "The Vjosa gives beauty to our village." The Vjosa is...

Venezuelans buy gas with cigarettes to battle inflation

Oct. 22, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Motorists in socialist Venezuela have long enjoyed the world's cheapest gasoline, with fuel so heavily subsidized that a full tank these days costs a tiny fraction of a U.S. penny. But the economy is in such shambles that drivers are now paying for fill-ups with a little food, a...