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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Feb. 17, 2019 10:51 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

Stocks move higher as US, China begin talks on tariffs war

Feb. 14, 2019 7:15 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — European shares rose Thursday and Wall Street was set to open higher after the U.S. and China kicked off two days of trade talks in Beijing. The aim is to forestall further tariff hikes in a bruising dispute over Beijing's technology policies. In Europe, France's CAC 40 gained 0.7 percent...

Asian shares retreat as China, US begin trade negotiations

Feb. 13, 2019 10:26 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing. Regional indexes have advanced for three straight days on hopes that both sides will make headway on big issues like Beijing's technology policy. Hong Kong's Hang Seng...

EU parliament approves EU-Singapore trade deal

Feb. 13, 2019 6:52 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament has approved a free trade deal with Singapore that the European Union hopes to use as a blueprint for further deals in southeast Asia. The legislature approved the deal in several votes with a large majority and it will become operational after the member states give...

Thailand and US launch annual Cobra Gold military exercise

Feb. 12, 2019 5:55 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand and the United States on Tuesday hosted the opening ceremony for the annual Cobra Gold military exercise, the biggest activity of its type in the Asia-Pacific region with 29 nations taking part as participants or observers. Seven nations in addition to Thailand and the United States...

World stocks rise ahead of new round of US-China talks

Feb. 11, 2019 7:50 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets mostly rose Monday as traders looked ahead to a new round of trade talks between U.S. and Chinese officials in Beijing this week. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 rose 0.9 percent to 5,004.68 and Germany's DAX was up 0.9 percent at 11,002.65. Britain's FTSE 100 index...

Asian stocks mixed ahead of next round of US-China talks

Feb. 10, 2019 10:32 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Monday as traders watched for developments on a fresh round of trade talks with the United States this week in Beijing. Markets in China and Taiwan, reopening after a weeklong Lunar New Year break, edged higher on hopes that American and Chinese officials will...

Trump-Kim summit to focus on NKorea nuke complex, US rewards

Feb. 10, 2019 8:18 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un first met in Singapore last year, there was pomp, there was circumstance, but there wasn't much substance. Before they meet again in Vietnam on Feb. 27-28, there's growing pressure that they forge a deal that puts...

Seoul: US, NKorea officials to meet in Asia ahead of summit

Feb. 10, 2019 4:55 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States and North Korea will meet again this month in an unidentified Asian country ahead of their leaders' planned second summit in Vietnam in late February, South Korean officials said Sunday. The U.S. special representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, visited...

US, N. Korean negotiators to meet again before 2nd summit

Feb. 8, 2019 9:57 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top U.S. envoy for North Korea returned from three days of talks in Pyongyang and will meet again with his North Korean counterpart before the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi later this month, the U.S. State Department...