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China's economic growth cools amid trade tensions

Jul. 15, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing amid a mounting tariff battle with Washington. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.7 percent, down from the previous quarter's 6.8 percent, the government reported Monday. Even before...

Pompeo: US, N. Korea hold 'productive' talks on war remains

Jul. 15, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. and North Korean officials held "productive" talks Sunday to discuss the return of U.S. service members' remains missing since the Korean War, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. Pompeo, who was not part of the talks, said in a statement that working level meetings...

The Latest: Supporters cheer as Trump nears Helsinki hotel

Jul. 15, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9 p.m. Several dozen supporters of President Donald Trump, many waving American flags and sporting "Make America Great Again" caps, have cheered as the U.S. leader neared his hotel in Helsinki before his summit with Russian...

The Latest: Pussy Riot charged in protest at World Cup final

Jul. 15, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:43 a.m. Authorities in Moscow have charged members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot with "violation of spectators' rights" and illegally wearing police symbols when they ran onto the field during the World Cup final. The Interfax...

Russia on a high as World Cup wraps; Putin's problems remain

Jul. 15, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Despite a national wave of elation from the World Cup that bathed Russia in a rosy light, President Vladimir Putin will face some challenges in extending the post-soccer glow at home and abroad. Well-organized, festive and friendly, the World Cup has shown off a welcoming and modern Russia in...

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

Jul. 15, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump named the European Union as a top adversary of the United States and denounced the news media as the "enemy of the people" before arriving in Helsinki on Sunday on the eve of his high-stakes summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin. Trump and his top aides were downplaying...

Trust a theme in GOP debate for Georgia governor nomination

Jul. 15, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — You can trust me, but you can't trust him. That was the main message the two Republicans vying to become Georgia's next governor tried to convey Sunday in a televised debate with just over a week left before their heated primary runoff is decided July 24. Secretary of State Brian Kemp and...

Eritrean, Ethiopian leaders call new peace example to Africa

Jul. 15, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Official rivals just weeks ago, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced warmly to the roar of a crowd of thousands Sunday at a concert celebrating the end of a long state of war. A visibly moved Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, clasping his hands over his heart,...

The Latest: Spain reports 479 migrants rescued over weekend

Jul. 15, 2018 3:32 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Spain's Maritime Rescue Service says at least 479 people, including more than 100 children, were rescued over the weekend while attempting to cross a narrow stretch of the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa.   The...

President Donald Trump arrives in Helsinki for his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday

Jul. 15, 2018 1:53 PM EDT
HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump arrives in Helsinki for his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.