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The Latest: Ex-VP Gore thinks Trump may help climate cause

Dec. 12, 2018 3:16 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore says he thinks President Donald Trump's stance on global warming may actually advance the cause of tackling climate change. Gore has spent years raising awareness...

US military identifies 5 dead in warplanes crash off Japan

Dec. 12, 2018 8:59 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast. Search and recovery operations have ended after finding only one survivor, who was aboard the fighter jet. The five crew members...

US-China trade hopes help shore up global stock markets

Dec. 12, 2018 8:07 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Global shares rose Wednesday amid hopes for progress in U.S.-China trade talks while U.K. markets took in stride the news that British Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no-confidence vote among her party's lawmakers later. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 1.2 percent at...

Lawyers protest detention of Kelly, Ghosn's co-accused

Dec. 12, 2018 5:26 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Lawyers for Greg Kelly, the American executive arrested last month with Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn on suspicion of underreporting Ghosn's pay, unsuccessfully protested Wednesday his prolonged stay in Japanese detention. The Tokyo District Court said it rejected the protest. Lawyers...

Analysis: China plays hardball with ex-diplomat's seizure

Dec. 12, 2018 5:22 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China is playing hardball with the detention of a former Canadian diplomat days after Canada arrested a leading Chinese executive. In many ways it looks like a classic Chinese response to perceived slights: Deny any wrongdoing, seize the moral high ground and exert maximum pressure to...

Hopes for US-China trade talks help push Asian shares higher

Dec. 11, 2018 9:22 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday amid hopes for U.S.-China trade talks. ASIA'S DAY: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.7 percent in early trading to 21,501.95. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged up 0.8 percent to 5,618.70. South Korea's Kospi was up nearly 1.0 percent at 2,073.20. Hong Kong's Hang...

US military's Aegis system intercepts test missile in Hawaii

Dec. 11, 2018 6:39 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military's land-based Aegis missile defense system has intercepted an intermediate range ballistic missile in a test near Hawaii. The Missile Defense Agency said Monday's test showed an interceptor missile the military is developing with Japan is ready to be manufactured. Defense...

5 missing Marines declared dead in warplanes crash off Japan

Dec. 11, 2018 8:00 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. military said Tuesday that five missing crew members have been declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast, and that search and recovery operations have ended after finding only one survivor. The five were on a KC-130...

Detention of Nissan's Ghosn extended through Dec. 20

Dec. 11, 2018 7:03 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court ruled Tuesday that Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, and another executive will remain in custody through Dec. 20, more than a month after their arrest. Their detention could continue for months more under the Japanese legal system. The Tokyo District Court said...

Japan seeks 1st aircraft carrier to deploy stealth fighters

Dec. 11, 2018 6:56 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is seeking to possess its first aircraft carrier to allow for the deployment of U.S.-made stealth fighters as it seeks to bolster its arms capability under a new 10-year defense plan. A draft outline of Japan's new defense plan, presented by the government Tuesday, proposes refitting an...