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Syrian army moves north, raising fears of clash with Turkey

Oct. 14, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Syrian government troops moved into towns and villages in northern Syria on Monday, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces advancing in the area as long-standing alliances in the region begin to shift or crumble following the pullback of U.S. forces. The Syrian...

The Latest: Turkey tells UN it's acting in self-defense

Oct. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Turkey is telling the U.N. Security Council that its military offensive into northeast Syria was launched in exercise of its right to self-defense under the U.N. Charter. In a letter to the council circulated...

Ex-National Security Council official testifying to Congress

Oct. 14, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiona Hill, a former top National Security Council expert on Russia, was testifying to Congress behind closed doors Monday, the latest former Trump administration official to be subpoenaed as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Hill wouldn't comment as she...

Stocks stall in midday trading as caution lingers over trade

Oct. 14, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks stalled in midday trading on Wall Street Monday as investors remain cautious about the prospects of a full trade agreement between the U.S. and China. Technology and health care stocks were posting some solid gains even as the energy sector fell because of a decline in the price of...

Markets Right Now: Stocks wobble as trade questions linger

Oct. 14, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are wobbling between gains and losses as investors remain cautious about the prospects of a full trade agreement between the U.S. and China. Technology and health care stocks were rising in midday trading...

US pulls troops in north Syria, threatens Turkey sanctions

Oct. 14, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and threats Monday by President Donald Trump to hit Turkey with "big sanctions." Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that Trump had directed U.S. troops in...

EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

Oct. 14, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many of them. Many EU foreign ministers were looking beyond a strong statement...

The Latest: Graham to discuss Turkey sanctions with Trump

Oct. 14, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and the military withdrawal from northern Syria (all times local): 9:40 a.m. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham says he'll meet with President Donald Trump on Monday and plans to discuss sanctions against Turkey over its invasion into Syria....

Global stocks turn lower as US-China tariff truce in focus

Oct. 14, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global shares turned lower Monday after the U.S. and China announced a truce on tariff hikes but uncertainty remained over their wide-ranging economic dispute. London and Frankfurt declined and Wall Street was set for small losses on the open, while Asian markets largely closed higher....

China's trade with US shrinks again in September

Oct. 14, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with the United States fell by double digits again in September amid a tariff war that threatens to tip the global economy into recession. Exports to the United States, China's biggest foreign market, fell 21.9% to $36.5 billion, a deterioration from August's 16% decline,...