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Pakistanis in China seek answers about detained Uighur wives

Sep. 26, 2018 3:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Two Pakistani men are lobbying their embassy in Beijing for help reuniting with their wives, who they say are ethnic Uighurs blocked from leaving China in the latest example of how a sweeping crackdown has spilled across China's borders. Mirza Imran Baig, a 35-year-old Pakistani cosmetics...

Asian victors may find anti-China campaign vows hard to keep

Sep. 26, 2018 3:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Three Muslim-majority Asian countries have elected leaders who campaigned on a promise to temper China's growing influence, but analysts say reducing the foothold of the world's second-largest economy won't be easy because of the billions of dollars in development projects that are already...

Fed seems poised to raise rates for a 3rd time this year

Sep. 26, 2018 3:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is set Wednesday to raise interest rates for a third time this year and possibly modify the likely direction of rates in the months ahead. The big question is whether the strong U.S. economy, which has been fueled this year by tax cuts and increased government...

Correction: Pakistan-China story

Sep. 26, 2018 3:23 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — In a story Sept. 21 about Pakistani-Chinese relations, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the Xinjiang region in China. A corrected version of the story is below: Pakistan urges China to ease pressure on Muslim minority Pakistan urges China to ease pressure on Muslim minority...

Asian markets rally ahead of expected US Fed rate hike

Sep. 26, 2018 2:42 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rose on Wednesday as traders awaited a third interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve for this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.4 percent to 24,033.79. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index, which reopened after a holiday, jumped 1.7 percent to 27,968.13. The...

In most global of settings, UN ponders populism's problems

Sep. 26, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Warning that the world has a bad case of "trust deficit disorder" and risks "runaway climate change," U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged global leaders Tuesday to abandon unilateralism and reinvigorate cooperation as the only way to tackle the challenges and threats of...

Clouds on horizon as trade wars, debt weigh on Asia's growth

Sep. 26, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Trade conflicts, rising debt and the potential impact from rising interest rates in the U.S. will likely dampen growth in the coming year, the Asian Development Bank said Wednesday in an update of its regional economic outlook report. The Manila, Philippines-based regional lender said...

Asian markets rally ahead of US Fed rate hike

Sep. 25, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rose on Wednesday as traders awaited a third interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve for this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose less than 0.1 percent to 23,953.98. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index, which reopened after a holiday, jumped 1.5 percent to 27,914.26....

Chinese man accused of spying, helping recruit US engineers

Sep. 25, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chinese citizen living in Chicago was arrested Tuesday for allegedly spying, including by helping with the recruitment of U.S. engineers, defense contractors and scientists for intelligence services in China, federal prosecutors said. Ji Chaoqun, 27, is charged with one count of knowingly...

The Latest: Trump hails his own achievements in UN speech

Sep. 25, 2018 8:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's appearance at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 8:50 p.m. President Donald Trump scorned the "ideology of globalism" and heaped praise on his own administration's achievements in a speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly. "The U.S....