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Uruguay lawmakers Ok entry of US planes, soldiers for summit

Nov. 14, 2018 9:19 PM EST

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan lawmakers approved legislation Wednesday allowing eight U.S. aircraft and up to 400 American military personnel and civilians into the South American country to provide security for a Group of 20 summit of world leaders in neighboring Argentina. The law, which was...

Pence says US committed to Indo-Pacific, not seeking control

Nov. 14, 2018 9:09 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says America has a steadfast and enduring commitment to the Indo-Pacific region but wants cooperation, not control. Pence, who is standing in for President Donald Trump, told a summit of Southeast Asian leaders Thursday in Singapore that "empire and...

BTS's agency apologizes over band member's A-bomb shirt

Nov. 14, 2018 8:52 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The agency for K-pop superstars BTS apologized Wednesday for members wearing a T-shirt depicting the explosion of an atomic bomb and a hat with a Nazi emblem. Japanese TV broadcasters recently canceled or stopped discussions on appearances in that country after images went viral...

White House claims right to exclude 'grandstanding' Acosta

Nov. 14, 2018 7:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta's White House "hard pass." U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly heard arguments Wednesday afternoon from lawyers representing CNN and...

EU trade chief says hit list of US products being developed

Nov. 14, 2018 5:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The European Union is preparing a target list of American products it will hit with punitive tariffs if the Trump administration goes through with its threat to impose tariffs on European auto imports, the bloc's trade chief said Wednesday. European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia...

US government: 3 SKorean firms to pay $236M in bid-rig plot

Nov. 14, 2018 5:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says three South Korean companies have agreed to pay $236 million to settle allegations they were part of a bid-rigging scheme that overcharged the U.S. military for fuel at bases in South Korea. Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim announced the settlement of...

Banks, insurers pull stocks lower; Oil snaps 12-day skid

Nov. 14, 2018 4:50 PM EST

A turbulent day of trading on Wall Street ended Wednesday with a fifth consecutive loss for the benchmark S&P 500 index. An early rally drove major indexes sharply higher but was gone by midday, leaving the market headed lower for the rest of the day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average swung from a high of 214...

Pro-Trump diplomat to become Brazil's foreign minister

Nov. 14, 2018 4:34 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — President-elect Jair Bolsonaro announced Wednesday that he is naming an admirer of U.S. President Donald Trump to be Brazil's foreign minister in the new administration. Bolsonaro, a far-right politician who takes office Jan. 1, went on Twitter to announce the choice of diplomat Ernesto...

In Yemen, a race to save a boy from al-Qaida and a US drone

Nov. 14, 2018 3:49 PM EST

ATAQ, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida was giving away motorcycles up in the mountains — that's what the kids in town were saying the day Abdullah disappeared. Early that morning, Mohsanaa Salem woke her 14-year-old son to go buy vegetables. The sun had just risen above the mountain ridge, and winter light...

French president requests respect following Trump's tweets

Nov. 14, 2018 2:57 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said France and the United States must respect each other, in a response to a flurry of critical tweets by Donald Trump. Macron said in an interview Wednesday with French television TF1 from the Charles-de-Gaulle aircraft carrier off the coast of southern...