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The Latest: Mnuchin meets with embattled Saudi crown prince

Oct. 22, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 12:08 a.m. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has met with Saudi Arabia's embattled crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. The meeting took place as the...

Australia considers moving embassy to Jerusalem

Oct. 16, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has raised the prospect of following the United States by relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a policy shift that critics described Tuesday as a desperate grab for domestic political gain to win a crucial by-election. Prime Minister Scott...

World markets claw back losses on possible Trump-Xi meet

Oct. 12, 2018 7:18 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stock indexes rose Friday after their recent sharp declines on hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, will meet at the Group of 20 summit next month. The Wall Street Journal reported that the White House had informed officials in Beijing that...

UN secretary general visits quake-hit Indonesian city

Oct. 12, 2018 6:05 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday visited an Indonesian city shattered by an earthquake and tsunami to personally assess the impact of the disasters. Guterres is attending the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank on the island of Bali....

Indonesian president says trade wars too destructive

Oct. 12, 2018 5:18 AM EDT

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo added to a chorus of criticism Friday over trade friction between the U.S. and China, telling financial leaders gathered in Bali, Indonesia, that victory in a trade war would be pointless in a "sinking world." Widodo's comments at the...

The Latest: Southeast Asian leaders affirm free trade goals

Oct. 11, 2018 8:45 AM EDT

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the IMF-World Bank annual meeting (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have reaffirmed their commitment to open trading systems that have underpinned their economic growth. The leaders met Thursday in Bali, Indonesia, on...

Slow arrival of aid frustrates Indonesia quake survivors

Oct. 3, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Climbing over reeking piles of sodden food and debris, a crowd on Wednesday searched a warehouse wrecked in Indonesia's earthquake and tsunami for anything they could salvage: cans of condensed milk, soft drinks, rice, candy and painkillers. A trickle of emergency aid is only now...

The Latest: Indonesian quake toll raised to 1,407

Oct. 3, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia (all times local): 2 p.m. The death toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia has increased to 1,407. National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in Jakarta on Wednesday afternoon that 519 of the bodies had...

Indonesia disaster survivors search debris for food, drinks

Oct. 3, 2018 10:05 AM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — "Awesome Indonesia," a young man shouted sarcastically as a crowd of people, some pushing their arms elbow deep into a jumbled pile of sodden food and debris, searched for anything edible in the shell of a warehouse that tsunami waves had pounded. Clambering over the reeking pile or...

Tsunami and quake survivors eat last bit of food and seethe

Oct. 2, 2018 10:01 PM EDT

WANI, Indonesia (AP) — He survived the earthquake and tsunami, yet days have passed since. Taking refuge on the shaded porch of an empty house, Darjan didn't feel relief as he looked out at the mix of broken concrete and shattered lumber that littered the narrow street cutting through his village. "No help...