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Saudi crown prince meets Chinese official on Beijing visit

Feb. 22, 2019 1:47 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Friday with a Chinese vice premier in a bid to strengthen relations in the face of criticism from the West over the kingdom's human rights record and its war in Yemen. Prince Mohammed held bilateral talks Friday with Han Zheng at the Great Hall of...

Australia says coal holdups at China ports are not a ban

Feb. 22, 2019 1:40 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia's trade minister says that while there might be some delays in processing of coal shipments at Chinese ports, he has no reason to believe China is banning Australian coal. Simon Birmingham told reporters Friday in Adelaide that he did not see any problem in the...

Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

Feb. 22, 2019 1:23 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX. A communications satellite for Indonesia was the main cargo aboard the Falcon 9 rocket, which illuminated the sky as it took flight. But...

Asian shares mostly lower as investors watch trade talks

Feb. 22, 2019 12:08 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Friday after a slide on Wall Street as nervous investors eyed U.S.-China trade talks in Washington. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3 percent to 21,402.57 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.4 percent to 6,165.00. South Korea's Kospi...

Asian shares mostly lower as investors watch trade talks

Feb. 21, 2019 9:12 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Friday after a slide on Wall Street as investors nervously watched the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.5 percent to 21,368.54 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.5 percent to 6,170.30. South...

The Latest: Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

Feb. 21, 2019 8:48 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Thursday night's SpaceX launch carrying Israel's privately funded lunar lander (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Israel is on its way to the moon, following a dramatic nighttime launch by SpaceX. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off late Thursday from Cape Canaveral,...

Trump-Kim summit host Vietnam is model for economic growth

Feb. 21, 2019 7:25 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Vietnam, the location of President Donald Trump's next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has come a long way since America abandoned its war against communist North Vietnam in the 1970s. North and South united into a youthful nation that now has 95 million people, and in the...

From corn to Apple: What's behind the US-China standoff

Feb. 21, 2019 1:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear the Americans tell it, the Chinese have gone on a commercial crime spree, pilfering trade secrets from seed corn to electronic brains behind wind turbines. China has stripped the arm off a T-Mobile robot, the U.S. says, and looted trade secrets about robotic cars from Apple. The...

Defense asks for July 1 trial in Chinese scholar case

Feb. 21, 2019 11:02 AM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys for a man accused of kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China say they could be ready for a trial to begin July 1. A judge already denied a request from Brendt Christensen's attorneys to delay proceedings until October, but said he would be open to a...

Resumption of high-level US-China trade talks raises hopes

Feb. 21, 2019 10:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and China resumed high-levels talks Thursday aimed at easing a trade standoff that has unnerved global investors and clouded the outlook for the world economy. The talks opened as a Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He sat down with a U.S. team led by Trade...