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Chinese premier pledges access for Dutch companies

Oct. 15, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang reaffirmed pledges Monday to open up his country to foreign investment as a way of promoting commerce between his country and the Netherlands. However, Li said nothing about trade policies that are the target of U.S. and European complaints and have...

Global stocks mostly slip on continuing global trade worries

Oct. 15, 2018 7:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks mostly slipped Monday as investors continued to worry about global trade and prospects for economic growth. The price of oil rose amid tensions over Saudi Arabia, a major crude exporter. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 lost 0.2 percent to 5,087, while Britain's FTSE 100 was down...

Japan raises concerns over Pacific's debt to China

Oct. 15, 2018 1:51 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Japan's foreign minister raised concerns Monday about the high levels of debt accrued by some Pacific Island nations and said his country wants to help resolve the problem. Foreign Minister Taro Kono made the comments while visiting New Zealand, where he met with his...

Australia says US alliance vital with Indo-Pacific tensions

Oct. 15, 2018 1:42 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister said on Monday her country's alliance with the United States had never been more vital in an era of escalating challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. In her first major policy speech since she took over the foreign ministry in August, Marise Payne...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Oct. 15, 2018 1:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

Mattis trip to Vietnam aimed at countering China's influence

Oct. 15, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — By making a rare second trip this year to Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is signaling how intensively the Trump administration is trying to counter China's military assertiveness by cozying up to smaller nations in the region that share American wariness about Chinese intentions....

Asian stocks slip on continuing global trade worries

Oct. 14, 2018 11:34 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 1.2 percent to 22,426.32, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slipped nearly 1.1 percent in early trading to 5,832.00....

Who's Trump listen to on trade? Chinese ambassador at a loss

Oct. 14, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China's ambassador to the United States says he and other foreign diplomats in Washington are having a difficult time figuring out which trade advisers President Donald Trump listens to in his administration. Cui Tiankai (sway tee-yehn-KY') was asked on "Fox News Sunday" about trade...

Garcia beats Pliskova to win Tianjin Open title

Oct. 14, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

TIANJIN, China (AP) — Second-seeded Caroline Garcia won her first tournament of the year with a 7-6 (7), 6-3 win over top-seeded Karolina Pliskova in the Tianjin Open on Sunday. It was the 16th-ranked Garcia's first title since she won back-to-back trophies at the Wuhan and Beijing tournaments in Asia just...

Djokovic wins a record fourth Shanghai Masters title

Oct. 14, 2018 8:23 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Novak Djokovic won a record fourth Shanghai Masters title with a 6-3, 6-4 win over 13th-seeded Borna Coric on Sunday. The second-seeded Djokovic has won all four Shanghai finals he's contested in his career (2012, 2013, 2015 and 2018). He previously shared the record of winning three...