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Asian stocks fall, oil gives up some gains after China move

Jun. 25, 2018 1:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Monday and oil prices gave up some of their gains after Chinese regulators freed up extra money for bank lending amid a trade dispute with Washington. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.2 percent to 2,883.20 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.5 percent to...

Koreas discuss removing North's artillery from tense border

Jun. 25, 2018 1:43 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas are discussing the possible relocation of North Korea's long-range artillery systems away from the tense Korean border, the South's prime minister said Monday, as the countries forge ahead with steps to lower tensions and extend a recent detente. North Korea has...

Mattis focusing on strategic security issues in China talks

Jun. 25, 2018 12:50 AM EDT

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea....

Australia and Vanuatu to negotiate security treaty

Jun. 25, 2018 12:36 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia said on Monday it would negotiate a security treaty with Vanuatu, weeks after the Australian prime minister warned China against building a military base on the South Pacific island nation. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the negotiations during a visit to the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's mixed signals on immigration, NKorea

Jun. 25, 2018 12:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making broad generalizations about people who arrive illegally in the United States, casting them all as violent criminals when statistics say otherwise. He's also suggesting that a newly signed executive order would solve the problem of family separations at the...

China regulators free up extra $100B for bank lending

Jun. 25, 2018 12:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators have freed up an extra $100 billion for bank lending in a move financial analysts said could help to reassure investors amid trade tensions with Washington. The reduction on Sunday in reserves banks are required to hold was part of a series of such cuts economists had...

Asian stocks fall, oil gives up some gains after China move

Jun. 24, 2018 11:53 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Monday and oil prices gave up some of their gains after Chinese regulators freed up extra money for bank lending amid a trade dispute with Washington. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 fell 0.5 percent to 22,404.53 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.5 percent to...

Japanese teen Nasa Hataoka wins NW Arkansas Championship

Jun. 24, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Nasa Hataoka didn't have the star power in her final grouping at the NW Arkansas Championship. What the Japanese teenager did have by the time she was finished was her first victory on the LPGA Tour. Hataoka shot an 8-under 63 to run away with the tournament at Pinnacle Country Club on...

Mattis seeks less contentious visit with Chinese

Jun. 24, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea....

Bubba Watson rallies to win in Connecticut _ again

Jun. 24, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson overcame a six-stroke deficit to win his third Travelers Championship title, shooting a 7-under 63 on Sunday for a three-stroke victory at TPC River Highlands. Watson became the first three-time winner on the PGA Tour this season, and pulled within one of Billy Casper's...