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Global stocks buoyed by US-China trade talks

Dec. 11, 2018 8:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Stock markets around the world spiked higher Tuesday after Wall Street rebounded amid hopes the U.S. and China are back negotiating over their trade dispute. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 2 percent to 10,831 while France's CAC 40 was up 2 percent at 4,837. Britain's FTSE 100...

Asian shares mixed on concerns over trade, economic outlook

Dec. 10, 2018 10:52 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Tuesday in narrow trading on doubts that U.S. and China can manage to resolve their festering trade dispute. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.4 percent to 21,127.00 and South Korea's Kospi added less than 0.1 percent to 2,055.07. Hong Kong's Hang...

World stocks slip on China-US tensions, Brexit uncertainty

Dec. 10, 2018 7:29 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks fell on Monday as tensions between the U.S. and China over the arrest of a senior executive of telecoms supplier Huawei raised concerns about talks on trade. Reports that a key Brexit vote could be scrapped added to the uncertainty, pushing down the pound. KEEPING SCORE: In...

Asian shares fall as Huawei arrest imperils China-US truce

Dec. 9, 2018 11:58 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly lower Monday after China protested the arrest of a senior executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei, who is suspected of trying to evade U.S. trade curbs on Iran. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slid 2.2 percent to 21,197.74 after revised data...

Lawyer: Mom accused in son's decapitation 'mentally ill'

Dec. 9, 2018 1:08 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The attorney for a Houston woman accused of drowning and decapitating her 5-year-old son says she is a "very mentally ill individual." Lihui Liu remained jailed Sunday without bond after being charged with capital murder. She appeared in court Friday. The boy's father found his body wrapped...

North Korea tells China it's committed to denuclearization

Dec. 7, 2018 5:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister said his country remains committed to ending its nuclear weapons program in talks Friday with his Chinese counterpart, according to China's foreign ministry. The talks in Beijing between Ri Yong Ho and Wang Yi came amid a lack of progress in international...

Clashing views color future of stalled N.Korea nuclear talks

Dec. 7, 2018 1:22 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — To hear a beaming Donald Trump at his June summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, the solution to North Korea's headlong pursuit of nuclear weapons, a foreign policy nightmare that has flummoxed U.S. leaders since the early 1990s, was at hand. Since the remarkable claims made...

'Crazy Rich Asians' fails to click with Chinese audiences

Dec. 5, 2018 2:09 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese audiences aren't exactly going nuts over the U.S. box office hit "Crazy Rich Asians," despite its all-Asian cast and theme of rising Asian prosperity. Industry data show the film made just $1.2 million over the three days of its initial release, far behind local productions in the...

Global stocks give up chunk of US-China trade truce gains

Dec. 4, 2018 7:50 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets gave up Tuesday many of the gains they recorded in the previous session when a 90-day trade tariff truce between the U.S. and China shored up investor sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was down 0.8 percent to 11,377 while France's CAC 40 fell 0.8 percent...

Asian stocks slip on worries over US-China tariffs truce

Dec. 3, 2018 10:46 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday as investors questioned if a 90-day truce in a tariffs battle will allow the U.S. and China to resolve a range of issues from technology development to trade. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index shed 1.0 percent to 22,356.80 and the Kospi in South...