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Stocks mostly recover from an early plunge on Wall Street

Oct. 23, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

A turbulent day on Wall Street ended Tuesday with stocks climbing nearly all the way out of a steep, broad sell-off that at one point erased more than 500 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Even with the late-afternoon rebound, stocks extended the market's recent string of declines, giving the...

Chinese VP Wang meets Israeli, Palestinian officials

Oct. 23, 2018 12:35 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — China's vice president has met with Israeli and Palestinian officials as part of a three-day trip to the region. Wang Qishan visited the West Bank on Tuesday, where he met Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, laid a wreath on the grave of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and...

China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

Oct. 23, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

ZHUHAI, China (AP) — China on Tuesday opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge linking Hong Kong to the mainland, a feat of engineering carrying immense economic and political significance. Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a ceremony in the city of Zhuhai to open the 55-kilometer...

China-US ties sinking amid acrimony over trade, politics

Oct. 23, 2018 2:39 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — "Both ignorant and malicious" was how the official China Daily newspaper recently described comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, offering a stinging insight into the current bitter tone of discourse between the countries. The White House's move to expand Washington's dispute with...

The Latest: Russian dismisses US claim of treaty violations

Oct. 22, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The latest on President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. from an arms control agreement with Russia (all times local): 4:10 a.m. Russia is calling U.S. accusations that it isn't complying with a 1987 nuclear weapons treaty "groundless" and says its claims of U.S. violations of the...

Treaty exits and extensions top Trump adviser's Moscow talks

Oct. 22, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser met in Moscow with top Russian officials Monday, less than 48 hours after Trump declared he intended to pull the United States out of a 1987 nuclear weapons treaty. National Security Adviser John Bolton and his Russian counterpart,...

Chinese VP kicks off visit to Israel

Oct. 22, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — China's vice president on Monday kicked off a trip to Israel that illustrated the warming ties between the two countries. Wang Qishan is in the region for a three-day trip. The highlight will be co-hosting a joint summit of innovation cooperation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

Abe to bring business leaders to Beijing amid US trade spat

Oct. 22, 2018 6:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Around 500 Japanese business leaders will accompany Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when he visits Beijing this week, amid an ongoing China-U.S. trade feud that is hurting industries on both sides. A Japanese government official speaking Monday on routine condition of anonymity said Abe's...

Bolton faces tense talks with Russia over nuclear treaty

Oct. 22, 2018 2:28 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton faces two days of high-tension talks in Moscow beginning Monday after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. Trump's announcement that the United States would leave the Intermediate-Range...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Oct. 22, 2018 1:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...