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The Latest: Johnson urges 'healing' after big election win

Dec. 13, 2019 11:05 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has offered an olive branch to Britons who want to remain in the European Union, saying he will respect their “warm feelings” and build a “new partnership” with the...

UK vote eases corrosive uncertainty hurting businesses

Dec. 13, 2019 11:02 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British businesses that have been hobbled for three years by fear and confusion over Brexit are getting a break. The U.K. election result means Britain's departure from the European Union will almost certainly happen - after multiple delays - on Jan. 31, as scheduled. It remains unclear how...

Markets have muted reaction to long-awaited China trade deal

Dec. 13, 2019 10:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After months of waiting, markets had a muted reaction to news Friday that the US and China had reached an initial deal on trade. The agreement to a “Phase 1” deal means that the US won't impose new tariffs on Chinese goods that had been set to kick in this weekend. President...

Trump says US, China have reached deal; Sunday tariffs off

Dec. 13, 2019 10:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. and China have reached a Phase 1 trade deal, de-escalating a 17-month dispute between the economic powers. The U.S. is dropping plans to impose tariffs Sunday on $160 billion in Chinese imports and is reducing some existing tariffs on...

Having approved trade accord, Mexico expects US to do same

Dec. 13, 2019 10:38 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday he expects the U.S. Congress to approve the new regional trade agreement with his country and Canada by Dec. 20. “It appears there is agreement between Republicans and Democrats,” López Obrador said....

Trump says first phase of trade deal reached with China; US will not impose new tariffs on China on Sunday

Dec. 13, 2019 10:36 AM EST
Trump says first phase of trade deal reached with China; US will not impose new tariffs on China on Sunday.

China deputy trade envoy says China, U.S. have reached trade deal, will reduce punitive tariffs on each other’s goods

Dec. 13, 2019 10:34 AM EST
BEIJING (AP) — China deputy trade envoy says China, U.S. have reached trade deal, will reduce punitive tariffs on each other’s goods.

Johnson claims Brexit mandate with new conservative majority

Dec. 13, 2019 10:34 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson's gamble on early elections paid off as voters gave the UK prime minister a commanding majority to take the country out of the European Union by the end of January, a decisive result after more than three years of stalemate over Brexit. Johnson's promise to “get Brexit...

Climate talks head for overtime with key issues unresolved

Dec. 13, 2019 10:30 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Officials from almost 200 countries scrambled Friday to reach an agreement at a U.N. climate meeting in Madrid amid growing concerns that key issues may be postponed for another year. With the prospect of overtime looming, negotiators split their work into two parts, separating discussions on...

South Sudan allocates $40M to help integrate rival forces

Dec. 13, 2019 10:29 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s government has allocated $40 million to speed up the integration of its soldiers with armed opposition fighters to create a unified national army as the country emerges from a five-year civil war. This comes amid face-to-face talks between President Salva Kiir...