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Turkey's Erdogan vows US boycott, but diplomats resume talks

Aug. 14, 2018 6:22 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president appeared to escalate a dispute with the United States that has helped foment a Turkish currency crisis, claiming Tuesday that his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods. Behind the scenes, however, diplomats resumed contact to ease tensions. Addressing a...

Dutch government honors outgoing UN human rights chief

Aug. 14, 2018 6:08 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is honoring the outgoing U.N. human rights chief with one of its most prestigious awards. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that it will present Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein the Human Rights Tulip award at a ceremony next month. Zeid, a Jordanian...

The Latest: Erdogan says Turkey will boycott US electronics

Aug. 14, 2018 5:15 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods amid a diplomatic spat that has helped trigger a Turkish currency crisis. Showing no signs of backing down in a standoff...

Asian markets mixed after Wall St falls on Turkey jitters

Aug. 14, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street declined as Turkey's central bank struggled to contain a currency crisis that is feeding fears about other emerging markets. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.5 percent to 2,771.81 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost...

Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace

Aug. 14, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That's raising questions about the viability of the American game plan for ending a war that began when...

Final stage of counting Kansas GOP primary votes continues

Aug. 14, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas county election officials were set to continue reviewing some 9,000 provisional ballots Tuesday as the two candidates in the state's tight GOP primary for governor appeared to dig in for a long battle. On Monday, more than two-thirds of the state's counties reviewed provisional...

Northeast governors, eastern Canada premiers meet in Vermont

Aug. 13, 2018 9:22 PM EDT

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Some governors from the northeast U.S. and premiers from eastern Canada on Monday called for the end of the trade war between the U.S. and Canada and a successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement as they gathered in Vermont for an annual meeting. Despite the...

Kansas GOP governor candidates dig in for long ballot fight

Aug. 13, 2018 9:07 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas election officials began reviewing some 9,000 provisional ballots Monday as the two candidates in the state's tight GOP primary for governor appeared to dig in for a long and potentially nasty legal fight that could take weeks to play out. Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a...

Bevin promotes Chinese partnership amid US trade dispute

Aug. 13, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Facing a growing trade dispute between the world's largest economies that threatens Kentucky's growing auto industry, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin struck an optimistic tone during a meeting with China's ambassador to the U.S. as he pledged to woo more Chinese-owned companies to the...

Now with power to long rule China, Xi beset by challenges

Aug. 13, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — As China's leaders gather for their annual Yellow Sea retreat, the country's political waters are looking choppy. Chinese President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges just months after clearing his way to rule...