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At UN, Trump to face questions about Iran, Ukraine, allies

Sep. 23, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with growing tumult at home and abroad, President Donald Trump heads into his three-day visit to the United Nations this week hoping to lean on strained alliances while fending off questions about whether he sought foreign help to damage a political rival. Trump's latest U.N. trip...

Johnson says he'll tell Trump: Hands off UK health service

Sep. 23, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he'll tell U.S. President Donald Trump that the U.K.'s state-funded health service will be off the table in any future trade negotiations, and that the U.S. will have to open its markets to British goods if it wants to make a deal. Johnson said he...

Tour company Thomas Cook collapses, global bookings canceled

Sep. 23, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Longtime British tour company Thomas Cook collapsed after failing to secure rescue funding, and travel bookings for its more than 600,000 global vacationers were canceled early Monday. The British government said the return of the firm's 150,000 British customers now abroad would be the...

Asian shares fall as Iran, China-US trade tensions loom

Sep. 23, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks got a downbeat start to the week as investors kept a wary eye on tensions with Iran and on signals from China and the U.S. on prospects for a resolution of their tariffs war. The Shanghai Composite index skidded 1.3% to 2,967.01 in early trading Monday while Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell...

UK says Iran responsible for attack on Saudi oil facilities

Sep. 23, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain has concluded that Iran was responsible for attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday. He said the U.K. would consider taking part in a U.S.-led military effort to bolster the Gulf kingdom's defenses. But the Conservative prime minister...

The Latest: Johnson says UK right not to rescue Thomas Cook

Sep. 23, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of British tour company Thomas Cook (all times local): 6 a.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government was right not to bail out tour company Thomas Cook, arguing that travel firms should do more to ensure they don't collapse. The 178-year-old tour...

Trump suggests he raised Bidens with Ukraine's president

Sep. 23, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Sunday that he raised former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden's son in a summer phone call with Ukraine's new leader, as Democrats pressed for investigations into whether Trump improperly used his office to try to dig up damaging information about a...

The Latest: Stars party at gala Emmy or no Emmy

Sep. 23, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 71st annual Emmy Awards, being presented at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 9:11 p.m. No Emmys, no problem. Winners and losers party afterward. Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown and their "This Is Us" co-stars made their way to the post show...

Colombia's cycling ascent undermined by widespread doping

Sep. 23, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

MADRID, Colombia (AP) — After a punishing climb in the Andean mountains surrounding Colombia's capital, Armando Cardenas leans against his bike to catch his breath. In a decade-long career racing professionally, Cardenas never reached the same international heights as the country's biggest cycling stars....

The story behind Biden's son, Ukraine and Trump's claims

Sep. 22, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2014, then-Vice President Joe Biden was at the forefront of American diplomatic efforts to support Ukraine's fragile democratic government as it sought to fend off Russian aggression and root out corruption. So it raised eyebrows when Biden's son Hunter was hired by a Ukrainian gas...