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Kudlow: China is sending team to Washington to talk trade

Aug. 16, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are resuming trade talks, raising hopes for a way out of an intensifying dispute between the world's two largest economies. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters Thursday that the U.S. team will be led by David Malpass, U.S. Treasury under...

US stocks climb ahead of China trade talks; Walmart surges

Aug. 16, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are surging Thursday as China and the U.S. prepare to hold their first trade discussions in months, a potential sign of progress toward ending the trade war between them. Walmart is surging after the retailer said its sales climbed in second quarter. Metals prices rose sharply,...

Chinese vice governor, mayor fired over vaccine scandal

Aug. 16, 2018 11:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese provincial deputy governor and the mayor of a major city were fired Thursday as the ruling Communist Party tried to defuse public outrage over revelations of misconduct by a major vaccine producer. The officials were among four people ordered dismissed following a meeting of the...

Markets Right Now: Walmart leads early advance for stocks

Aug. 16, 2018 11:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are sharply higher in midday trading on Wall Street following strong results from Walmart and signs of progress in defusing the trade dispute between China and the U.S. Walmart jumped 10 percent Thursday...

The Latest: Indonesian to testify when murder trial resumes

Aug. 16, 2018 9:14 AM EDT

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of two Southeast Asian women in the assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother (all times local): 2.35 p.m. Indonesian Siti Aisyah will be the first witness to testify when her murder trial in the killing of Kim Jong Nam resumes in...

Chinese deputy provincial governors, mayor fired over vaccine scandal that triggered public outcry

Aug. 16, 2018 8:15 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese deputy provincial governors, mayor fired over vaccine scandal that triggered public outcry.

European stock markets pick up after losses in Asia

Aug. 16, 2018 7:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets are higher in European trading as Turkey's currency crisis abated somewhat and after a downbeat day in Asia. Benchmarks in Germany and France rose Thursday while shares in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong declined. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX added 0.5 percent to 12,221 and in...

Judge orders women to begin defense in Kim Jong Nam's murder

Aug. 16, 2018 6:18 AM EDT

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after the judge found evidence of a "well-planned conspiracy," extending their murder trial until next year. Indonesia's Siti Aisyah and Vietnam's...

Through hoops: Combined Koreas set tone for Asian Games

Aug. 16, 2018 4:01 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — One win into the Asian Games and the bigger picture is already clear for the combined Koreas basketball team. Three North Korean players, including top-scorer Ro Suk Yong, and nine South Koreans combined for a 108-40 win over host Indonesia on the opening night of the women's...

WWII POWs buried as unknowns in Hawaii get memorial marker

Aug. 16, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Nancy Kragh grew up without her father, who was among 400 prisoners of war killed when a ship taking them from the Philippines to Japan was bombed. On Wednesday, she and other family members of prisoners on that ship dedicated a memorial stone to their loved ones. The marker lies within a...