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Sweden probing its envoy to China over 'threatening' meeting

Feb. 14, 2019 8:23 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Sweden's ambassador to China is under internal investigation over a meeting she arranged between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and two Chinese businessmen who she says threatened her father. Ambassador Anna Lindstedt returned to Stockholm on Wednesday to meet with officials...

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...

Global shares mostly higher on hopes for US-China trade deal

Feb. 13, 2019 7:13 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks mostly rose Wednesday as investors hoped for a possible resolution to the bruising trade war between the U.S. and China. Shares rose in Europe, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asia. France's CAC 40 edged up nearly 0.3 percent to 5,071.19, while Germany's DAX was 0.2 percent...

Asian shares mostly higher on US-China trade deal optimism

Feb. 12, 2019 10:47 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by prospects for a resolution to the costly trade dispute between the U.S. and China, which had also sent Wall Street indexes higher. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.5 percent to 21,185.59 in morning trading, while Australia's S&P/ASX...

Global stocks rise as US averts government shutdown

Feb. 12, 2019 7:32 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Tuesday after U.S. lawmakers reached a deal to avoid another government shutdown and ahead of U.S.-China trade talks later in the week. In Europe, London's FTSE 100 rose 0.3 percent to 7,148 and Germany's DAX gained 1.2 percent to 11,144, while France's CAC 40 advanced 1.1...

Asian stocks rise after listless Wall Street day

Feb. 11, 2019 11:04 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Tuesday following a listless day on Wall Street as investors looked ahead to U.S.-Chinese trade talks. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 2 percent to 20,745.28 and the Shanghai Composite Exchange added 0.3 percent to 2,661.89. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was 1.5 points...

Review: Goldberg's 'Killer Thriller' is action-packed

Feb. 11, 2019 1:32 PM EST

"Killer Thriller" (Thomas and Mercer), by Lee Goldberg Lee Goldberg has written an action-packed sequel to "True Fiction." His main character, Ian Ludlow, knows how to craft best-selling spy thrillers, and in "Killer Thriller," Ludlow's fictional character Clint Straker has become so popular a movie has been...

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...

World markets fall ahead of EU growth forecasts

Feb. 7, 2019 5:25 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks were mostly lower on Thursday ahead of the European Commission's economic forecasts. Germany reported its industrial production slipped 0.4 percent in December from the previous month, way below the 0.9 percent gain analysts had expected. The latest data follows a 1.6 percent...