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Health care, energy companies power US stock market higher

Nov. 16, 2018 5:27 PM EST

Wall Street capped a day of volatile trading with a late-afternoon buying spree that sent U.S. stock indexes to a mostly higher finish Friday. Despite the 11th-hour rally, the benchmark S&P 500 index ended with its second weekly loss in four weeks. Gains in health care and energy companies powered the market...

Health care, energy companies power US stock market higher

Nov. 16, 2018 3:33 PM EST

A late afternoon wave of buying moved U.S. stocks higher Thursday. Even so, the market was on course to finish with a steep weekly loss. Gains in health care and energy companies powered the market higher. It also got a brief boost earlier after President Donald Trump expressed optimism that the U.S. and China...

World markets subdued on trade, Brexit tensions

Nov. 16, 2018 7:30 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were subdued on Friday as trade tensions and political risks surrounding Britain's exit from the European Union kept investor cautious. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC lost 0.2 percent to 5,021 while Germany's DAX was down 0.1 percent at 11,344. Britain's FTSE 100 shed 0.3...

Bishop reported missing amid Beijing-Vatican reconciliation

Nov. 16, 2018 3:34 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A bishop who has resisted demands to join China's Communist Party-controlled church body has been taken into custody, a Catholic news service reported, despite recent moves by Beijing and the Holy See toward reconciliation. Asia News reported that Peter Shao Zhumin dropped out of sight...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Nov. 16, 2018 2:56 AM EST

Japan's Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako greeted guests at the autumn garden party at the Akasaka Palace imperial garden. Akihito has said he will abdicate next year. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, dancers in traditional dress waited for...

Asia shares mixed on uncertainty over trade tensions

Nov. 15, 2018 11:09 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4 percent to 21,717.57 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong gave up 0.5 percent to...

China woos Pacific islands with loans, showcase projects

Nov. 15, 2018 11:01 PM EST

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — As world leaders land in Papua New Guinea for a Pacific Rim summit, the welcome mat is especially big for China's president. A huge sign in the capital, Port Moresby, welcomes Xi Jinping, picturing him gazing beneficently beside Papua New Guinea's leader, and his hotel...

China says foreign concerns over Muslim rights unwarranted

Nov. 15, 2018 6:56 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that 15 foreign ambassadors exceeded their diplomatic roles by issuing a letter expressing concern about the incarceration of hundreds of thousands of members of the country's Muslim minorities in re-education camps. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told...

The Latest: Singapore PM says China-US rivalry 'awkward'

Nov. 15, 2018 5:46 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which ends Thursday in Singapore (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (LEE SEE'-yan LONG) has said the rivalry between the U.S. and China for influence in Southeast Asia is proving...

China says talks with US on trade battle have resumed

Nov. 15, 2018 5:25 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Washington and Beijing have resumed talks over their spiraling trade dispute ahead of a meeting between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, China's Commerce Ministry said Thursday. The two sides are "maintaining close contact" following a Nov. 1 phone call between Xi and Trump, said...