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Trump says 'things are going very well' with North Korea

Jan. 19, 2019 11:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that "things are going very well with North Korea" and he plan a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal that would entice the North to give up its nuclear weapons. "We've agreed to meet sometime probably the end of February....

Man charged with murder in death of Israeli in Australia

Jan. 19, 2019 7:17 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A 20-year-old man appeared in an Australian court on Saturday charged with murder and rape in the death of an Israeli student in the city of Melbourne in a savage attack that shocked Australia. Codey Herrmann, an aspiring rapper who performs as M.C. Codez, did not apply for bail...

Canada says it won't be deterred by Chinese pressure

Jan. 18, 2019 8:18 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's public safety minister said Friday that the country won't be deterred by Chinese pressure after China threatened reprisals if Huawei was banned from supplying equipment for 5G networks, highlighting the growing rift between America's neighbor and the emerging superpower. There are...

The Latest: Canadian PM discusses China actions with Merkel

Jan. 18, 2019 7:15 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Canada (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about China's actions against Canada and the importance of the rules-based international order to ensure the confidence of the international business community....

Jimmy Carter: Trump should form advisory panel on China

Jan. 18, 2019 5:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter said Friday he believes President Donald Trump would benefit from a few behind-the-scenes advisers who could help improve U.S. relations with China. Speaking at the Carter Center in Atlanta, the former president said he relied during his presidency on an informal group of...

Stocks keep climbing as hopes for US-China trade deal rise

Jan. 18, 2019 5:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe jumped Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China helped the markets finish the week with another strong gain. Indexes jumped after Bloomberg News reported that China's government offered to buy more goods and services from...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Jan. 18, 2019 4:29 PM EST

Stocks in the U.S. and Europe jumped Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China helped the markets finish the week with another strong gain. On Friday: The S&P 500 index leaped 34.75 points, or 1.3 percent, to 2,670.71. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 336.25...

Markets Right Now: Stocks gain as US-China trade hopes rise

Jan. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing higher Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China contribute to optimism on Wall Street. Bloomberg News reported that China's government offered to buy more...

Tiffany holiday sales slip as Chinese tourists spend less

Jan. 18, 2019 1:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany & Co. says holiday shoppers and Chinese tourists spent less on its bling. The luxury jeweler, famous for its little blue boxes, says sales slipped in the holiday shopping season as Chinese tourists spent less while traveling due to the strong dollar, making it more expensive to...

Top US Navy officer urges China to avoid confrontations

Jan. 18, 2019 9:09 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy's top officer said he urged China to follow international rules at sea to avoid confrontations and insisted Friday that ships should be able to pass safely though disputed areas of the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait. Chief of U.S. Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson told...