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German economy defies trade gloom with strong growth

Aug. 14, 2018 6:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German economy accelerated in the second quarter despite the U.S. move to impose new tariffs on the European Union, official data showed Tuesday, performing slightly better than economists had expected. Germany's economy, Europe's biggest, grew by 0.5 percent compared with the previous...

South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to fires

Aug. 14, 2018 5:10 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following dozens of fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component. South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Tuesday the ban taking effect Wednesday...

Beijing appeals to US for fairness under investment law

Aug. 14, 2018 2:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China appealed to Washington on Tuesday not to misuse security concerns to hamper business activity after President Donald Trump signed a law that expands the jurisdiction of an investment review panel. The law signed Monday by Trump expands the authority of a government security panel to...

Asian markets mixed after Wall St falls on Turkey jitters

Aug. 14, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street declined as Turkey's central bank struggled to contain a currency crisis that is feeding fears about other emerging markets. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.5 percent to 2,771.81 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost...

The Latest: 60K sign petition to oppose Nebraska execution

Aug. 13, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on Nebraska preparing for its first execution since 1997 (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Death penalty opponents say they have gathered more than 60,000 signatures calling on Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts to stop the state from carrying out its first execution since 1997....

Nebraska set for execution after about-face on death penalty

Aug. 13, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three years after Nebraska lawmakers voted to abolish capital punishment, the state is preparing to carry out its first execution since 1997 on Tuesday in a bewildering about-face driven largely by the state's Republican governor. Gov. Pete Ricketts, a wealthy former businessman,...

UK Labour leader under fire over Palestinian wreath-laying

Aug. 13, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is facing allegations of enabling anti-Semitism, acknowledged Monday that he was present at a wreath-laying to Palestinians allegedly linked to the murder of 11 Israelis at the 1972 Munich Olympics. But the Labour Party leader said "I don't think I...

Israeli teen admits to desecrating WWII death camp in Poland

Aug. 13, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A police spokesman in eastern Poland says an Israeli teen has admitted to dropping his pants at the former Nazi German death camp of Majdanek and is facing a fine. Andrzej Fijolek said Monday the 17-year-old, whose identity has not been released, was caught on CCTV cameras as he let...

Syria vows to help refugees return, wants sanctions lifted

Aug. 13, 2018 12:35 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian government officials vowed Monday to ensure the safe return of refugees and urged Western countries to encourage the process by lifting sanctions. Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said the refugees' return is a top priority for Damascus, adding that "the Syrian government...

The Latest: Malta rescues 114 migrants from sinking dinghy

Aug. 13, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Malta's armed forces say that a patrol boat has rescued 114 migrants aboard a rubber dinghy taking on water 53 nautical miles south of the Mediterranean island nation. The Maltese Navy said all of the migrants, who...