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Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride

Dec. 7, 2018 12:49 AM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 — for the 41st president — carried George H.W. Bush's remains to their final resting place on Thursday, his last journey as a week of national remembrance took on a decidedly personal feel in...

China demands Canada release executive of tech giant Huawei

Dec. 6, 2018 4:46 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday demanded that Canada release an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei who was arrested in a case that compounds tensions with the U.S. and threatens to complicate trade talks. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Ltd., faces possible extradition to...

Canada arrests CFO of China's Huawei Technologies

Dec. 6, 2018 12:13 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian authorities said Wednesday that they have arrested the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies for possible extradition to the United States. China demanded her immediate release, and a former Canadian envoy to China warned the case might lead to retaliation by the...

Nation bids goodbye to Bush with high praise, cannons, humor

Dec. 5, 2018 9:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation bid goodbye to George H.W. Bush with high praise, cannon salutes and gentle humor Wednesday, celebrating the life of the Texan who embraced a lifetime of service in Washington and was the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked on at...

The Latest: Plane carrying Bush's remains arrives in Houston

Dec. 5, 2018 5:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on events honoring late former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 6 p.m. The plane carrying former President George H.W. Bush's remains has landed at Houston's Ellington Field. Bush's body returned to Texas on Wednesday evening on a plane from Washington. The same...

Trump and Xi agreement buys time in trade war

Dec. 3, 2018 10:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The dinner table diplomacy that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China conducted over the weekend produced something as vague as it was valuable: an agreement to keep talking. Forged over grilled sirloin at the Group of 20 summit Saturday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the ceasefire...

Analysis: For Trump, low drama on trip, signs of acceptance

Dec. 3, 2018 1:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — If there has been a constant to President Donald Trump's tumultuous first two years in office, it has been that his foreign trips have tended to be drama-filled affairs — the president barreling through international gatherings like a norm-smashing bull, disrupting alliances and...

Argentina and China sign deals strengthening ties after G-20

Dec. 2, 2018 9:11 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — China's president signed new trade deals with Argentina on Sunday as the Asian giant expands its growing role in Latin American economies. Presidents Mauricio Macri of Argentina and Xi Jinping of China announced the more than 30 agriculture and investment deals during a state...

South Korean president greets war vets on New Zealand visit

Dec. 2, 2018 8:43 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in greeted Korean War veterans Monday in Auckland during a two-day visit to New Zealand. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the visit is a chance to reaffirm the strong relationship between the two nations, which signed a free-trade deal in...

Analysis: On this Trump trip, low drama, signs of acceptance

Dec. 2, 2018 4:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — If there has been a constant to President Donald Trump's tumultuous first two years in office, it has been that his foreign trips have tended to be drama-filled affairs — the president barreling through international gatherings like a norm-smashing bull, disrupting alliances and...