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Global stocks subdued as investors eye earnings, data

Apr. 18, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets were subdued Thursday as investors digested corporate earnings reports and mixed economic data, with some traders in Europe preparing for a long weekend. London's FTSE 100 fell 0.1% to 7,460 and Frankfurt's DAX rose 0.5% to 12,208. France's CAC 40 gained 0.3% to 5,576. A survey...

Asian stocks sink after Wall Street declines

Apr. 18, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Thursday after Wall Street declined despite encouraging Chinese economic data. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong all retreated. Sydney was little-changed. U.S. stocks fell despite data showing growth in China's gross domestic product held steady in the...

Australia PM: Islamic State orphans face hurdles to return

Apr. 16, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Tuesday that hurdles remain to repatriating three orphaned Australian children of a convicted terrorist from a Syrian refugee camp and that national security interests must come first. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia was working with...

American extradited to Australia charged with murder of Thai

Apr. 14, 2019 3:39 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police on Sunday charged a man extradited from the United States with murder in the death of a Thai national, whose body was found bound and gagged on the side of a Sydney road. Alex Dion, 38, was charged with the 2018 murder of Wachira "Mario" Phetmang after he arrived in Sydney...

Global stocks rise after China reports stronger exports

Apr. 12, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock prices rose Friday after China reported unexpectedly strong exports and an increase in sales to the U.S. despite its tariff war with Washington. Market benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Hong Kong all advanced and Wall Street was on track to open higher. China reported...

Australia opposes death penalty as Assange supporters march

Apr. 12, 2019 4:20 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia said on Friday it would oppose the death penalty for Julian Assange if he's extradited to the United States, as protesters in Sydney called for his release and Australia's journalists' union voiced its strong support for him. The Australian WikiLeaks founder was arrested Thursday in...

Asian stocks mostly higher after mixed Wall Street day

Apr. 11, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after a mixed Wall Street close on listless trading. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Sydney and Seoul rose. China's main index was up 1 point while Hong Kong retreated. Investors watched for Chinese trade data due out Friday. Traders were hoping for a "good...

Geoffrey Rush wins case against Sydney newspaper publisher

Apr. 11, 2019 5:47 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush won his defamation case on Thursday against a Sydney newspaper publisher and journalist over reports he had been accused of inappropriate behavior toward an actress. The 67-year-old Australian had sued The Daily Telegraph's publisher and...

Actor Geoffrey Rush wins defamation case against Sydney newspaper publisher

Apr. 11, 2019 1:12 AM EDT
SYDNEY (AP) — Actor Geoffrey Rush wins defamation case against Sydney newspaper publisher .

'Accidental Prime Minister' has short run-up to Aussie vote

Apr. 10, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Scott Morrison was labeled the "Accidental Prime Minister" when he was thrust to the top of a bitterly divided Australian government facing likely defeat in elections only months away. Since he was elected prime minister in a leadership ballot of colleagues in his conservative...