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China's president, other leaders in Osaka for G-20 meetings

Jun. 27, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders are gathering in Osaka for a summit of the Group of 20 major economies that is likely to be overshadowed by both trade and geopolitical tensions. President Donald Trump was due to arrive later Thursday, and to meet with Xi on Saturday...

Asian shares rise on optimism around Trump-Xi meeting

Jun. 26, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Thursday ahead of a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Japan this week. Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.8% to 21,262.10 and the Kospi in South Korea climbed 0.9% to 2,139.91. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.9%...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely accuses Mueller of a crime

Jun. 26, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday falsely accused special counsel Robert Mueller of deleting messages that would support the president's contention that the Russia investigation was out to get him. The provocative allegation of a "crime" by Mueller was one in a series of distorted...

Trump: China needs to reach a trade deal more than he does

Jun. 26, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's under little pressure to reach a trade deal with China when he meets late this week with President Xi Jinping and is prepared to impose further tariffs on Chinese imports. "The Chinese economy's going down the tubes," Trump said in an...

Markets Right Now: Dow has small loss as momentum fades

Jun. 26, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 are closing with small losses Wednesday after failing to hold onto early gains. Stocks rose earlier after comments from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin raised...

Leaders of Japan, France share Middle East concerns

Jun. 26, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to bolster naval defense ties in the Indo-Pacific region and shared concerns about growing tensions in the Middle East. Macron, in Tokyo ahead of this week's Group of 20 summit in Osaka, told...

Protesters urge discussion of Hong Kong issue at G-20 summit

Jun. 26, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people joined Hong Kong's latest rally Wednesday night against legislation they fear would erode the city's freedoms, capping a daylong appeal to world leaders ahead of a G-20 summit that brings together the heads of China, the United States and other major nations later this...

China renews demand on Canada for Huawei executive's release

Jun. 26, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday renewed a demand that Canada release a top executive of tech giant Huawei a day after announcing a suspension of all imports of Canadian meat products in an apparent bid to increase the pressure on Ottawa. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters at a daily...

Japan's Abe wants G-20 to unite on trade, Middle East

Jun. 26, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Wednesday to seek a consensus on trade and other contentious issues when he chairs this week's summit of the Group of 20 countries in Osaka. Abe stressed the importance of global leaders overcoming their differences and joining hands in tackling...

China suspends Canadian meat imports amid Huawei dispute

Jun. 25, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — China is suspending all meat imports from Canada amid their dispute over the Canadian detention of a top executive at the Chinese tech company Huawei. The Chinese Embassy in Ottawa said in a statement on its website Tuesday that the move follows Chinese customs inspectors' detection of...