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'Roma,' 'Cold War' among foreign-language Oscar nominees

Jan. 22, 2019 2:42 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Five movies about individuals and families confronting social and historical tumult are competing in the Academy Awards' race for best foreign-language film. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron's autobiographical masterpiece "Roma" and Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski's 20th-century romance...

Russia, Japan make no visible progress on territorial spat

Jan. 22, 2019 1:53 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Japan acknowledged Tuesday that settling a decades-long territorial dispute poses a daunting challenge but vowed to continue negotiations. The Soviet Union took the four southernmost Kuril Islands during the final days of World War II. Japan asserts territorial...

Signs of a weaker global economy send stocks sharply lower

Jan. 22, 2019 1:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks across the world are down Tuesday following new signs the global economy is weakening. The International Monetary Fund trimmed its economic forecasts for 2019 and 2020 and pointed to risks including trade tensions and rising interest rates. China's government said its economy grew in...

The Latest: Merck to ship 120,000 more Ebola vaccine doses

Jan. 22, 2019 12:32 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 5:25 p.m. The chairman of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has denied that his company's technology allows China's security forces to eavesdrop on customers and demanded that critics back up the...

China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

Jan. 22, 2019 12:26 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing's relations with Ottawa. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Meng Wanzhou's case was out of...

The Latest: Russia praises cooperation with WADA

Jan. 22, 2019 12:07 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian doping scandal (all times local): ___ 8 p.m. Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov says the World Anti-Doping Agency engaged in "constructive cooperation" on a much-criticized data transfer. Russian authorities turned over crucial data from the Moscow lab at the center...

Markets Right Now: Stocks slip on economic growth worries

Jan. 22, 2019 11:57 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Stocks are extending losses on Wall Street amid new signs the global economy is slowing. The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut its 2019 growth forecast, pointing to heightened trade tensions and rising...

Korea talks in Sweden have ended, few details given

Jan. 22, 2019 9:35 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Talks between American, South Korean and North Korean diplomats in Sweden — considered a preparation for an upcoming U.S.-Korea summit, have ended, an official with the independent think tank that co-hosted the meeting said Tuesday. Stephanie Blenckner of the Stockholm...

The Latest: Nadal easily ends Tiafoe's Australian Open run

Jan. 22, 2019 8:30 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Frances Tiafoe's first Grand Slam quarterfinal did not go as well as he would have hoped, but one of the highlights was the chance to play in Rod Laver Arena — with Laver himself sitting in the...

Volvo recalls 200,000 cars worldwide to fix fuel line

Jan. 22, 2019 8:18 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish automaker Volvo Cars, owned by China's Geely holding company, says it is recalling 200,000 diesel cars worldwide because the fuel line may crack, saying it is "a preventive safety measure." Group spokeswoman Annika Bjerstaf says, "What may happen is that the fuel may leak...