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Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran

Jun. 24, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with the Saudi king and crown prince about countering the military threat from Iran by building a broad, global coalition that includes Asian and European countries. Pompeo is likely to face a tough sell in Europe and...

The Latest: Trump tightens sanctions on Iran

Jun. 24, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): Noon President Donald Trump has signed an executive order targeting Iran's supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions. Trump says the supreme leader is responsible for Iran's...

China says US-China trade teams in contact ahead of G-20

Jun. 24, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators are discussing ways to resolve disputes ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Japan later this week, a Chinese official said Monday. The sides were seeking to "consolidate the important consensus reached...

World shares mixed ahead of Trump-Xi meet at G-20 summit

Jun. 24, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global shares were mixed on Monday as investors watched for movement in the China-U.S. trade dispute ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping planned for this week in Osaka, Japan, at the Group of 20 summit. Oil prices rose as uncertainties over U.S. tensions with...

Protesters block Hong Kong building access, plan new action

Jun. 24, 2019 3:54 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters fearing an erosion of Hong Kong's legal autonomy blocked access to a government office building for nearly two hours Monday and plan more demonstrations to draw the attention of leaders attending the G-20 summit this week. About 100 demonstrators jammed the entryway and lobby of...

Copa America guests Japan, Qatar still in contention

Jun. 23, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Copa America guest teams Japan and Qatar are still in contention as the last round of group stage matches begins, and some of their South American opponents aren't too pleased. Qatar and Japan, who met in the Asian Cup final in February, are in third place in their groups. The...

Oklahoma protesters speak against detaining child migrants

Jun. 22, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Demonstrators including Japanese Americans who were detained as children by the U.S. government during World War II spoke out Saturday against the Trump administration's plans to house migrant children at an Oklahoma Army base. At a park near Fort Sill, protesters hung paper cranes...

The Latest: Trump says he's in 'no hurry' to strike Iran

Jun. 22, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on The United States and Iran's tensions over the shoot-down of a massive U.S. drone (all times local): 8:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he abruptly called off the military strikes on Iran Thursday because the likely deaths of 150 Iranians would have been out of proportion...

Japan hails Hachimura's NBA selection as new era for sport

Jun. 22, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese basketball officials, fans and media hailed the selection of Rui Hachimura in the NBA draft, saying the move will usher in a new era for the sport in Japan. Hachimura became the first player from Japan to get chosen in the first round of the NBA draft, taken with the No. 9 overall...

Mitsubishi Motors shareholders approve ouster of Ghosn

Jun. 21, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. shareholders approved on Friday the ouster of Carlos Ghosn, who was pivotal in the Japanese automaker's three-way partnership with Nissan and Renault until he was arrested on financial misconduct charges last year. The vote took place in a 2-hour general meeting of...